Olympic medallist Colin Jackson announces he is gay

Former world champion hurdler and BBC presenter recalls in Swedish documentary how he told his parents of his sexuality.

The British Olympic silver medallist and BBC sports presenter Colin Jackson has spoken publicly for the first time about being gay, saying he thought the time was right to reveal his sexuality.

In an interview for a Swedish documentary called Rainbow Heroes, the Welsh two-time 110m hurdles world champion said the reason he had not previously spoken of his sexuality was to avoid it being “sensationalised”.

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