Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Lance Armstrong And Martina Navratilova Are Gays’ Favorite Athletes

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Lance Armstrong has not only won the Tour De France, he has won the hearts and minds of gay athletes.

According to a survey by, Armstrong is the most admired male athlete, winning 19 percent of the vote.

But Armstrong didn’t win the honor without a fight. He narrowly beat out tennis hunk Andy Roddick who was selected by 18 percent and Greg Louganis who swam away with 15 percent of the vote.

Meanwhile, former tennis champ Martina Navratilova is the most admired female athlete with 31 percent of gay fitness buffs compared to 16 percent who prefer Mia Hamm and 10 percent who love Serena Williams.

Other sporty stats about gay athletes....

  • 64 percent have played on a school or pro sports team but only 18 percent came out to their teammates.

  • Football is the favorite spectator sport of gay athletes but swimming is the sport they like to actually do the most.

  • Finally, 40 percent of gay athletes have attended a baseball game in the last year, while 21 percent went to a football game and 18 percent saw a basketball game.

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