Thomas Finchum and David Boudia. Two of the hottest divers in speedos. Bode Miller. The hottest guy on skis and a native of my home state. I'll say Christiano Ronaldo and David Beckham. I so like David Beckham.
Thomas Finchum - Olympic Platform Diver
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NBC has apologized for what looked like a refusal to report fully on openly gay Australian diver Matthew Mitcham's astonishing upset victory over the heavily favored Chinese team, taking the gold medal and garnering the highest score in Olympics history for his event. More dramatic still was the back-story of a young athlete who had suffered depression over his sexual status to the point of nearly quitting, before making a comeback that took him all the way to the gold medal--and who came out of the closet publicly along the way, making him the first Australian athlete to do so and conferring upon Mitcham the distinction of being one of only ten, out of over 10, athletes competing in the Summer Olympics, to go to Beijing as an openly gay athlete; moreover, of those ten courageous people, Mitcham is the only man. For gay and lesbian viewers, who were solidly invested in Mitcham's performance and thrilled with his triumph, the result of four perfect dives, the lack of coverage regarding Mitcham was an insult. It also smacked of censorship.
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McNeal moved to Spokane from Sequim, Wash. As director of physical preparation for the team, she works closely with six of the divers headed to Beijing. And that person was me.
For gay men, the eye candy factor at any Olympics is stunning — well-conditioned athletes of all shapes, sizes and colors on display, in various stages of dress albeit in sports we mostly ignore save for two weeks every four years. But with the Beijing Games starting today and featuring events in 28 sports taking place over 16 days and generating thousands of hours of television, how is a gay viewer to know which events to tune into? Opening and closing ceremonies No doubt, plenty of gay men will tune in to see the pageantry of the opening ceremonies on August 8 and not check back until the closing ceremonies two weeks later. Film director Zhang Yimou Raise the Red Lantern is the creative mind behind the opening ceremony extravaganza. Not much has been leaked about the creative aspects of the ceremonies secrets in China?