Ian Thorpe

Ian Thorpe in intensive care

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.

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Ian Thorpe 'in good spirits' as he fights infection - manager

Ian Thorpe in hospital (Thumbnail)

Reports that swimming great might lose the use of his arm are "nonsense", his manager says.

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Olympic swim coach would welcome Ian Thorpe as a team mentor

Swimming Australia National Head Coach, Jacco Verhaeren, at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra on Wednesday 19 February 2014.
Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Jon Tuxworth Australia's head swimming coach would welcome troubled great Ian Thorpe back into the fold.

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Ian Thorpe's mentor confident swimming great will eventually overcome depression

Ian Thorpe

Adrian Proszenko Ian Thorpe's confidante, Deidre Anderson, predicts the champion swimmer will conquer his demons and eventually be in a position to help other athletes adjust to post-sport life.

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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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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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Ian Thorpe's hospitalisation prompts calls for athlete support

John Coates

Samantha Lane AOC president says the AOC 'is simply not resourced enough' for athlete transition programs.

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Ian Thorpe one of many elite athletes struggling with life as a mere mortal

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Amanda Hoh Swimming champion Kieren Perkins says he was "not surprised” to hear that Ian Thorpe had checked himself into rehab suffering depression, with potentially thousands of athletes similarly...

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Ian Thorpe admitted to rehabilitation clinic

Michael Carayannis Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe has been admitted to a rehabilitation clinic as he battles with depression.

My name is tarnished forever: Ian Thorpe

By Darren Walton Ian Thorpe says he will never fully restore his squeaky clean reputation in the wake of the controversy that rocked his world this year.

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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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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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Canberra swimmer Bonnie Zhang won't rush Olympic challenge

Bonnie Zhang

Jon Tuxworth Canberra swimmer Bonnie Zhang won't rush Olympic challenge

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

Stepahnie Rice.

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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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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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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Trickett says au revoir - again

Libby Trickett

Stathi Paxinos Former world and Olympic champion Libby Trickett has again retired, because of a wrist injury.

Injury forces Trickett into second retirement

Libby Trickett

Stathi Paxinos Australia has lost one of the final reminders of its golden age of swimming for the second time, with former world and Olympic champion Libby Trickett again retiring.

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From sinking to the fast lane

Daniel Kowalski.

David Sygall Australian swimming is out to make a splash for the right reasons.