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Gay Times March 13 - Issue 416


CHRIS MEARS

While all eyes might have been on Tom Daley during the summer of sport, those of us taking a ‘special’ interest in the men’s Olympics diving team couldn’t fail to have noticed the ridiculously cute Chris Mears.

The Team GB diver may yet to have experienced the high profile media coverage courted by his team mate and close pal, but watch this space. “I’m trying to steal his gay fan base by doing this shoot for GT!” jokes Chris. “I have no issues at all being around gay people and I know a few people through Tom who are gay and I’m good friends with them. I’ve got quite a few gay followers of my own through Twitter – I went from 1,000 before the Olympics to 110,000 after it. And I’ve had a couple of funny suggestions, normally guys asking for foursomes with me, Tom and Jack Laugher.”
While GT keeps hold of that mental picture for our special ‘alone’ time, Chris admits he understands but doesn’t agree with why gay athletes remain in the closet...

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