THORPE’S GAY REVELATIONS EARN PRAISE, SUPPORT

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SYDNEY: Swimming giant Ian Thorpe received support and glowing praise on Monday for revealing he is gay in a move advocates believe will help remove the stigma of homophobia in sport. The five-time Olympic champion made the admission in an interview with British presenter Michael Parkinson aired by Australia’s Channel Ten on Sunday. Thorpe’s bravery in openly discussing his sexuality was a major talking point with fellow sportspeople, celebrities and commentators speaking up for the global icon.

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