British Swimming chief executive David Sparks congratulated Tom Daley after he revealed he was in a relationship with a man, saying everyone within British Swimming supports him. In a statement, he said:
Everybody within British Swimming supports Tom and his announcement. It's a very private matter and doesn't change the very positive way in which we will continue to work with Tom.
Tom is one of the world's leading athletes and has achieved success at every level of competition including Olympic bronze and world gold.
I hope the media will give Tom the privacy he deserves to allow him to continue to focus on performance as he continues to be an inspiration and role model to millions around the globe.
Edward Coe, chairman of the ASA Group Board, who was himself named a role model by the lesbian, gay and bisexual charity Stonewall last year, also offered his unequivocal support.
We must support Tom Daley in taking this incredibly courageous step.
To be one of the first Olympic athletes to come out is very brave and will, I hope, be a signal not just to other sports people but to all young people that you can be open about your sexuality, even in a very public environment. I am very proud of Tom.