ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Twists and turns with Matthew Mitcham

Part of the Olympian and Paralympian collection
Worldwide Olympic Partner

Olympian experience hosted by Matthew

  1. 60 mins
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

Since I retired from diving in 2016, I’ve 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 an intense series of twists and turns, but you'll have to tune in to see how the story ends. As with all my talks, I’ll 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
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Matthew can host private groups of any size, up to 500 guests. Private group rates start at $334.

What to bring

  • Canapés and bubbles or your fave fancy drink. (Come on, treat yourself.)

Meet your Host, Matthew

Olympian · Representing Australia · Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 27 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 most proud 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 most proud 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…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 27 reviews.

Sharni
August 2021
Matthew Mitcham, spoke from the heart, he gave me an insight to his life on and off the diving board. Matt presented his true self, being raw and vulnerable. I would highly recommend booking Matt as his story has a lot of lessons to take away from it. Thanks Matthew.
Jocelyn
August 2021
An amazing insight into Matthews travels through life that allows you to reflect on your own personal journey. A wonderful conversation that leaves you with a new insight into yourself and your own mental health.
Belinda
August 2021
Matt’s ability to share his story so openly was captivating! A raw and honest look into his life - his successes and learnings from his mistakes, a very personal insight!
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!
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.

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 8 and up can attend, up to 500 guests total.
You’ll need to stream audio and video to participate.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.