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List Rules A comprehensive list of male and female bisexual professional athletes.

Bisexual professional athletes inspire sports fans, both with their impressive physical performances and advocacy for LGBT causes. Some athletes who are bisexual are open about their relationships with men and women while other bisexual athletes never spoke about their same sex affairs. Many of the most famous bisexual athletes, whether male or female, were sex symbols for men and women alike.

Who will you find on this list of notable bisexual athletes? Openly bisexual Dutch Olympian Ireen Wüst said that she received special congratulations from Russian President Vladimir Putin after she won gold in Sochi. "He congratulated me and asked if everything was OK in Russia and I congratulated him on Olga Graf, of course, for her third place,” she said. “He was happy to see me, but then he had to leave again. But I cuddled him.”

Basketball player Sheryl Swoopes came out as a lesbian in 2005, and became engaged to a man in 2011. Other famous bisexual athletes include handball player Mia Hundvin, football star Jerry Smith, and boxer Emile Griffith.

Are you surprised that so many athletes are bisexual? Take a look at this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

Sheryl Swoopes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bisexual Athletes
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Former basketball star Sheryl Swoopes came out as a lesbian in 2005, but she became engaged to a man in 2011.

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Birthplace: Texas, USA, Brownfield

Profession: Basketball player

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#4 on The Top WNBA Players of All Time

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Jerry Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bisexual Athletes
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Football player Jerry Smith was rumored to be either gay or bisexual.

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Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, United States of America

Profession: American football player

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#40 on The Greatest Washington Redskins of All Time

#79 on People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

#36 on The Greatest Tight Ends of All Time

#18 on The Best NFL Tight Ends of the '70s

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Ireen Wüst is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bisexual Athletes
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Openly bisexual Dutch Olympian Ireen Wüst said that she received special congratulations from Russian President Vladimir Putin after she won gold in Sochi. "He congratulated me and asked if everything was OK in Russia and I congratulated him on Olga Graf, of course, for her third place,” the speedskater said. “He was happy to see me, but then he had to leave again. But I cuddled him.”

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Birthplace: Goirle, Netherlands

Profession: Athlete, Speed Skater

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#2 on The Best Speedskaters in the World

#85 on The Best Female Athletes of All Time

#6 on The Best Speed Skaters in the World Right Now

#32 on The Greatest Speed Skaters of All Time

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Emile Griffith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bisexual Athletes
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Emile Griffith was a bisexual boxer. His most memorable – and tragic – fight occurred in 1962, when he accidently killed Benny "The Kid" Paret in the 12th round of a welterweight fight.

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Birthplace: Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands

Profession: Professional Boxer

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#24 on The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time

#16 on The Best Boxers of the 1970s

#93 on The Toughest Professional Fighters in History

#17 on The Best Welterweight Boxers of All Time

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