Kate McClymont, Eryk Bagshaw Ian Thorpe contemplated coming out prior to the 2000 Sydney Olympics but the swimming wunderkind decided against it because of the detrimental financial consequences suffered by a Canadian swimming...
Homophobia in sport
Ian Thorpe's tough decision highlighted by commentator Brian Taylor's homophobic slur, says ACT Deputy Chief Minister Andrew Barr
David Polkinghorne Brian Taylor's homophobic slur highlights why it is so tough for athletes like Ian Thorpe, says Andrew Barr.
Peter FitzSimons Ian Thorpe is gay, you say? He’s apparently “come out” in his interview with Michael Parkinson on Channel Ten on Sunday night? Gay, you say?
He’s one of Australia’s most acclaimed athletes, winning five Olympic gold medals and setting 22 world records before retiring at 24.
James Robertson and Eryk Bagshaw Swimming legend Ian Thorpe revealed that he is gay and battled depression and alcohol abuse for the greater part of his world-beating swimming career.
Grant Hackett reckons former swimming teammate Ian Thorpe retired early because of the emotional burden of keeping secret the fact he was gay.
Fleta Page The fact Ian Thorpe became Australia’s most successful swimmer while going through the inner turmoil of concealing his homosexuality shows “impressive” resilience as an athlete, but...
Stathi Paxinos Squad members hope coming out provides former Olympic champion with some comfort in his personal life.
Michael Klim has rejected claims Australia's greatest Olympian Ian Thorpe could have been greater if he had come out while competing.
Malcolm Knox So Mark Spitz thinks Ian Thorpe may have been an even greater swimmer if he had come out earlier. It’s an interesting theory, and begs a question: Why only seven gold medals, Mr Spitz? What...
Fleta Page Discussions of Ian Thorpe’s coming out aside, it’s time the corporate world got behind gay athletes.
Peter Munro Ian Thorpe is Australia’s greatest Olympian, winning nine medals, including five gold, during his career.
Jon Tuxworth Australia's head swimming coach would welcome troubled great Ian Thorpe back into the fold.
Swimming great Ian Thorpe is "quite sick" in a Sydney hospital after contracting two potentially deadly infections and will never swim again competitively, his agent says.
Reports that swimming great might lose the use of his arm are "nonsense", his manager says.
Swimming great Ian Thorpe should leave hospital within days after successfully fighting a number of serious infections.
Five-times Olympic champion swimmer Ian Thorpe has been released from a Sydney hospital after successfully battling a serious infection, his manager said on Wednesday.
Stathi Paxinos Beating Ian Thorpe's junior times is one thing, coping with the pressure that brings is another.
Stathi Paxinos Grant Hackett had an inkling that something was not quite right with his great rival Ian Thorpe.
Samantha Lane AOC president says the AOC 'is simply not resourced enough' for athlete transition programs.