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Grant Hackett visit boosts Australian swimmers on eve of Pan Pacific championships

Grant Hackett has been officially welcomed back from the swimming wilderness after making a surprise Australian team visit before week's Pan Pacific championships on the Gold Coast.

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Gay secret behind Ian Thorpe retiring: Grant Hackett

Grant Hackett and Ian Thorpe celebrate medals at the Athens Olympics in 2004.

Grant Hackett reckons former swimming teammate Ian Thorpe retired early because of the emotional burden of keeping secret the fact he was gay.

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Cate Campbell gets inspiration from Grant Hackett as a role model

Cate Campbell says she gained inspiration from the leadership qualities of Grant Hackett.

Stathi Paxinos Cate Campbell knows the kind of leader she would like to become within the Australian swim team. The role models came in the shape of a team legend who simply took the time to make her feel...

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Grant Hackett deserves to be remembered as the leader of golden generation: coach

Olympic champion: Grant Hackett.

Stathi Paxinos Grant Hackett should be remembered as the leader of Australia's golden generation of swimming and not for his post-career problems, former coach Denis Cotterell has declared.

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Grant Hackett says he is back on track

Grant Hackett arrives in Los Angeles, February 26.

Olympic swimming champion Grant Hackett has left rehab saying he feels proud he had the courage to seek treatment for a sleeping pill addiction.

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Grant Hackett's father says his son is in denial over rehab

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Megan Levy The father of Olympian Grant Hackett says his son is in denial about an addiction to prescription medication, which comes after the champion swimmer endured "two years of hell" including the...

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Grant Hackett denies rehab claims over Stilnox dependency

Grant Hackett

Megan Levy Olympic gold medallist Grant Hackett has denied claims by his manager that he is entering rehab for an addiction to prescription sleeping drugs, saying instead that he had travelled to the US for a...

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Grant Hackett the latest swimmer to fall victim to the sport's relentless demands

Grant Hackett.

Peter FitzSimons When Kim Beazley became the Opposition Leader nigh on two decades ago, the great Labor identity Graham Freudenberg commented that he was “the first ALP leader since Ben Chifley not afflicted by a...

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Chinese star emulates Grant Hackett with freestyle sweep

Sun Yang.

Chinese star Sun Yang completed the set of long-distance freestyle world titles on Sunday with a commanding performance to win the 1500m final at swimming's world championships.

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AIS biomechanics expert Bruce Mason says human evolution will surpass supersuits

Chris Dutton The man who helped develop the controversial swimsuit which smashed more than 130 world records in less than two years is adamant human evolution will surpass the supersuit era in the coming years.

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Rising distance stars Mack Horton and Jordan Harrison push each other towards the top

Mack Horton (right) with David McKeon after the latter won the 400m freestyle final in Brisbane last Tuesday.

Stathi Paxinos The teenage pair have their sights on the mantle of the world's best distance swimmer, China's Sun Yang.

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I have been white knuckling for a year: Hackett

Grant Hackett.

After spending 35 days in The Meadows rehabilitation clinic in Arizona, Olympic swimmer Grant Hackett has opened up about his addiction to the sleeping drug Stilnox.

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Mack Horton tests himself against the greats

Mack Horton is congratulted by Jordan Harrison (left) after winning the men's 1500-metre freestyle final on Sunday.

Stathi Paxinos Mack Horton has a piece of paper stuck above his bed with times of the best distance swimmers in history.

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Give swimmers more support, urges Olympic Games medallist Brenton Rickard

Chris Dutton Two-time Olympic Games medallist Brenton Rickard has implored officials to build a post-career support network for Australia's swimmers to help them transition to life out of the pool.

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Ian Thorpe struggling with life in the slow lane

Ian Thorpe and Grant Hackett

Stathi Paxinos Grant Hackett had an inkling that something was not quite right with his great rival Ian Thorpe.

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Craig Stevens' act of mateship for Ian Thorpe still a pleasure

Daniel Lane Regardless of the weather, Athens Olympian Craig Stevens turns up to his ''office'', poolside at the Sans Souci Leisure Centre at 4.

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Bond with rivals proved a bitter pill, says James Magnussen

James Magnussen

Daniel Lane James Magnussen has revealed the dog-eat-dog nature of elite swimming was a reason the Australian relay team at the London Olympics used the sleeping tablet Stilnox at a controversial bonding session...

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Swimming Australia says it's back in the swim after the London fiasco

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David Sygall Swimming Australia is about to release a plan aimed at restoring public confidence.

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Revamped Swimming Australia makes waves

David Sygall After nearly 18 months of the biggest upheaval in its history, Swimming Australia is on the cusp of releasing a strategic plan aimed at restoring public confidence, luring increased investment and...

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London of mass distraction re-arms Magnussen for Rio

James Magnussen

Chris Barrett Nearly three months have passed since James Magnussen dragged himself from the pool at the London Olympics and put his head in his hands in disbelief.