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Twists and turns with Matthew Mitcham

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 19 reviews.Part of the Olympian and Paralympian collection

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Olympic experience hosted by Matthew

60 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 20
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Since I retired from diving in 2016, I have made entertainment my full-time job. In this Experience I'll tell you my story: it’s a story of childhood neglect, issues with sexuality, elite sporting success, mental illness, and an epic journey of personal development.

My life has been a pearl-clutching series of twists and turns, but you'll have to tune in to see how the story ends.

As with all my talks, I will leave time at the end to answer anything you've ever wondered about diving, the Olympics, or me.

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    Matthew can host private groups of any size, up to 20 guests. Private group rates start at £233.

What to bring

  • Canapés
  • Bubbles or your fave fancy drink! (Come on, treat yo'self!)
From £24
/ person
Tue, 22 Sep
05:00 - 06:00 (EDT)
£24 per person
£24 per person
Thu, 24 Sep
06:00 - 07:00 (EDT)
£24 per person
£24 per person
Fri, 25 Sep
20:00 - 21:00 (EDT)
£24 per person
£24 per person

Meet your host, Matthew

Olympian · Representing Australia · Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 19 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi there, I'm the only non-Chinese diver to win gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. I still hold the record for the highest-scoring dive in Olympic history. But the thing I'm proudest of is being the first openly gay Olympic champion. My achievements have given me the opportunity to share my story with audiences all over the world. This is really important to me because my story is one of clinical depression, self-harm, and addiction—both before and after being No. 1 in the world. I have so many stories to tell—enough to have written a book, and an award-winning cabaret show. And now I'm sharing it with you.
Hi there, I'm the only non-Chinese diver to win gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. I still hold the record for the highest-scoring dive in Olympic history. But the thing I'm proudest of is being the first openly gay Olympic champion. My achievements have given me the opportunity to share my story with audiences all over the world. This is really important to me because my story is one of clinical depression, self-harm, and addiction—both before and after being No. 1 in the world. I have so ma…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

Evan
September 2020
I definitely recommend Matthew's experience to any one looking to get a glimpse on what it means to be a true olympian! He is a great storyteller and has such a rich life story to share.
Charlie
August 2020
It was awesome to hear Matthew's story with lots of insight into his personal and competitive life including Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Really friendly and open it felt like a conversation and not just a one man show. Loved it and would definitely do it again! We've made a lot of our friends jealous!
It was awesome to hear Matthew's story with lots of insight into his personal and competitive life including Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Really friend…
Michael
August 2020
This was a fantastic experience and I would highly recommend it. Matthew is a very warm person and his honesty really brings his experiences to life even though we were just connecting over video. He covers a lot of ground from his early life, the Olympics, the present and his future. He is an inspiring person and someone I learnt a great deal from, even though our chat was only for an hour! Don’t miss this chance to speak with a true champion in all senses.
This was a fantastic experience and I would highly recommend it. Matthew is a very warm person and his honesty really brings his experiences to life even though we were just connec…
Julian
August 2020
Matthew's story is worth hearing, as part of a group or on a one-2-one basis. He talks incredibly candidly about his experience growing up, and although you realise he's told the story many times before, it feels like the first time he's telling it. A great insight into the mind of an Olympian, including the pressures and the highs and lows that go with it...
Matthew's story is worth hearing, as part of a group or on a one-2-one basis. He talks incredibly candidly about his experience growing up, and although you realise he's told the s…
Daniel
July 2020
I had a great evening hearing Matthew discuss his passion for diving and his incredible journey to the Olympic Games. Matthew is open, friendly, and well spoken. I strongly recommend all to take the opportunity and hear his amazing story.
I had a great evening hearing Matthew discuss his passion for diving and his incredible journey to the Olympic Games. Matthew is open, friendly, and well spoken. I strongly reco…
Justin
July 2020
Had a really enjoyable evening listening to Matthew's story. He is super open about the highs and the lows he has been through, and very relatable. There was plenty of laughter and a great surprise at the end. Thanks Matt!

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.