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5 Olympic legends who say coming out publicly was the best thing they ever did

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While it’s hard to highlight only a few stories, click though for five all-time Olympic greats who came out and express zero regret.

If there is a more uplifting way to get ready for the upcoming weekend, we would like to hear it! View Full PostA post shared by Ian Thorpe (@ian.thorpe)The five-time Olympic gold medalist is one of the greatest Olympians in history.

The swimmer dominated the 2000 Sydney Games in his home country, taking home three golds and two silvers. He publicly came out 14 years later, but now says he wishes he didn’t wait so long.In a recent interview with the Daily Telegraph, Thorpe said he remained closeted as an active athlete, because he didn’t want his sexuality to interfere with his swimming career. “I had to swim the Olympics and had to win.

I did not want anything to be a distraction for me. I don’t want people talking about this,” he said. “So every time it is alluded you may be gay, you’re thinking of it as a negative thing and as a young person you make it bigger than it needs to be.

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