Tom Daley was born and raised in Plymouth, England.
So, there’s this one kid, who was says he was a friend of Daley’s from childhood, who goes around to all the question/answer sites and tells everyone that Daley is Catholic. I don’t really know what to make of that. I mean, the persistence is charming. But considering I found literally zero information to back up that story, I’m going to have to leave it in the B.S. pile which is an inevitable by-product of doing research on the internet.
Moving on, let’s see. . . yeah, I’ve got nothing. Not an inkling of religion in any interviews, pictures, or tweets. I’d say the most likely conclusion is that he’s non-religious.
As one of the most recognizable British athletes in the 2012 London Olympics, it seems as though Tom Daley inadvertently stepped into the political arena despite being completely non-political himself.
First there was the fact that Prime Minister David Cameron was blamed for Daley and his diving partner Peter Waterfield just missing a medal and placing fourth in the synchronized diving competition, despite the kind words he had for the athlete.
But even more high-profile were the tweets Daley received following his fourth-place finish, including this one from Welsh footballer Daniel Thomas:
if there is any consolation for finishing fourth atleast daley and waterfield can go and bum eachother #teamHIV
Although no charges were pressed, it definitely got the news world talking about bullying and homophobia in sports. As a public service announcement to all our readers, let this be a reminder: think before you tweet.