Daley Thompson is Olympian most Brit gays want to date

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London, Aug 6 : Daley Thompson has topped a list of Great British male Olympians that gay men in the country would love to take out on a date.

The double Olympic gold medallist decathlete took the top spot with 33percent of the votes in a poll by gay-PARSHIP.co.uk - Europe's largest serious dating site for gay men and women.

Thompson, who famously wore a T-shirt asking "Is the world's second greatest athlete gay?" at the 1984 LA Games in reference to rumours then circulating about American star, Carl Lewis, edged out five-times Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave who raked in 28 percent of the vote.

Third place on the list went to Redgrave's rowing partner Sir Matthew Pinsent with 17 percent of the vote followed by triple jumper Jonathan Edwards, 11pct, in fourth place.

Tied at fifth place were old rivals Lord Coe and Steve Ovett with 6 percent of the votes.

Lord Coe took gold in the 1500m in 1980 and again four years later in 1984. Steve Ovett took Gold in the 800 metres in 1980.

gay-PARSHIP spokesman, Adrian Gillan, says: "Daley Thompson himself will surely hardly be surprised, after all these years, that a male as good-looking, humorous and virile as he can attract so much homosexual attention."

"Although the eternally boyish Edwards and Coe may be disappointed not to have charmed their ways higher up the homo-podium, they will unquestionably be delighted to see gay people taking such keen interest in athletics: hopefully not just as cheering spectators but also as out and proud participants - if not in Beijing this month, then in London four years hence."

The list for the Most desired gay male date with Great British male Olympian is:

1. Daley Thompson - 33pct

2. Sir Steve Redgrave - 28pct

3. Sir Matthew Pinsent - 17pct

4. Jonathan Edwards - 11pct

5. Lord Coe and Steve Ovett - 6pct

ANI

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