Ed Team

What's a gold medal worth?

Filed By Ed Team | February 07, 2009 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Matthew Mitcham, Michael Phelps, Olympics

"What's a gold medal worth? If you're a straight athlete, apparently quite a bit. If you're gay, well, not so much. I was reminded of this fact again this week with the news that sponsor magnet and 2008 Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps has tarnished his image, while sponsor pariah and 2008 Olympic gold medalist Matthew Mitcham has burnished his (to no avail, yet)."

-- Ben Finzel in his post "What's a Gold Medal Worth?" on the Out Front blog

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