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Famous Bisexual Athletes 

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Updated November 6, 2017 18.1k views 18 items

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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Sheryl Swoopes

Former basketball star Sheryl Swoopes came out as a lesbian in 2005, but she became engaged to a man in 2011.

Birthplace: Brownfield, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Basketball player

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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.

Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon

Profession: American football player

Position: Tight end

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Ireen Wüst is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bisexual Athletes
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Ireen Wüst

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.”

Birthplace: Goirle, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Profession: Athlete, Speed Skater

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.

Birthplace: Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands

Profession: Professional Boxer

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