Colin Jackson, who won a silver medal in the 110m hurdles for Great Britain at the 1988 Olympic Games, only made public that he is gay in a 2017 interview and says that he understands why a modern-day footballer would not want to come out.

In the latest LifeTimes podcast Jackson, who now works as a sports commentator, speaks to Matthew Syed about his career in athletics and his sexuality and explains why he did not come out while he was an active athlete.

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