Saturday, 2 May 2009 Mitcham Finally Nabs Sponsorship

Gay diver Matthew Mitcham has finally landed a sponsorship six months after winning a gold medal for Australia at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Mitcham has been appointed an ambassador for Telstra, Australia's largest telecommunications company. The Melbourne-based Telstra is the number one provider of phone and broadband service in the nation.

Amanda Johnston-Pell, executive director of brands and marketing communications for the company, says in a press release, "Matthew's performance at the Olympics last year was sensational, and he demonstrated all the characteristics that we look for in our ambassadors -- confidence, passion, and excellence in his sport. Matthew is a positive role model for all Australians, and we look forward to working with him as his diving career progresses."

Mitcham's contract with Telstra lasts until December 31, 2009. (Neal Broverman,

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