British Olympic silver medalist and two-time 110m world champion hurdler Colin Jackson has spoken publicly for the first time about being gay, saying he thought the time was right to reveal his sexuality.
It’s the 21st century. I don’t think anybody thinks about that anymore. There might have been a stigma in years gone by.
Colin had previously been coy about the subject, even denying a tabloid story in 2006 in which a male air steward claimed they had had an affair.
In 1997 Colin posed naked for celebrity photographer Herb Ritts for an exhibition of nude photos of internationally renowned athletes.