Sports Life Stories: Gareth Thomas
He was the first Welshman to get a 100 caps, he captained Wales to their first Grand Slam in 27 years and, in December 2009, Gareth Thomas became the first major British sports star to come out as gay. In this week's inspirational episode of Sports Life stories, Gareth opens up about his turbulent life and career. And Hollywood legend Mickey Rourke explains why he was so moved by Gareth's story that he is making a movie about it.
Featuring top names from Rugby World Cup winners to Olympic gold medalists, Sports Life Stories focuses on the lives of iconic sporting figures.
Each of the seven episodes tells the tale of a sporting legend, allowing each individual to open up about their careers and personal lives, and showing how the impact of their achievements can reach into people's daily lives and even into politics.
The weekly series features:
Footballer Fabrice Muamba
Rugby player Gareth Thomas
Boxer Barry McGuigan
Snooker player Ronnie O’Sullivan
Boxer Amir Khan
Rugby player Lawrence Dallaglio
Athlete Dame Kelly Holmes
Contributions from friends and admirers including familiar faces such as Mickey Rourke, Sir Clive Woodward, Michael Vaughan and Jimmy White reflect on and provide insight into the lives and achievements of each sportsperson.