Ian Thorpe

Ian Thorpe considered coming out before 2000 Olympics

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

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David Polkinghorne Brian Taylor's homophobic slur highlights why it is so tough for athletes like Ian Thorpe, says Andrew Barr.

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Ian Thorpe acknowledges he's gay, let's hope he's now happy as well

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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?

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Ian Thorpe interview: 'This is me'

Ian Thorpe during his interview with Sir Michael Parkinson.

He’s one of Australia’s most acclaimed athletes, winning five Olympic gold medals and setting 22 world records before retiring at 24.

Ian Thorpe tells all in interview with Michael Parkinson

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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.

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Resilient Ian Thorpe's outing a reassurance

Australian swimming  star Ian Thorpe during his heyday in 2002.

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...

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Australian swim team comes out in support of Ian Thorpe

Swimmer Belinda Hocking.

Stathi Paxinos Squad members hope coming out provides former Olympic champion with some comfort in his personal life.

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Ian Thorpe overcame adversity: Michael Klim

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Michael Klim has rejected claims Australia's greatest Olympian Ian Thorpe could have been greater if he had come out while competing.

Ian Thorpe might have been greater still if he had come out as gay, says Mark Spitz

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2001 Goodwill Games in Brisbane , Swimming training at Chandler Aquatic ctr , Ian Thorpe during this afternoons session. ***FDCTRANSFER***

Peter Munro Ian Thorpe is Australia’s greatest Olympian, winning nine medals, including five gold, during his career.

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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.

Ian Thorpe's success is no secret, so what's everyone else hiding?

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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...

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Saturday Serve

Time to show Ian Thorpe and other gay athletes what they're worth

Ian Thorpe was an incredibly marketable athlete during his career, should his sexuality affect that?

Fleta Page Discussions of Ian Thorpe’s coming out aside, it’s time the corporate world got behind gay athletes.

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Tackling the next Ian Thorpe burden

Kyle Chalmers.

Stathi Paxinos Beating Ian Thorpe's junior times is one thing, coping with the pressure that brings is another.

Ian Thorpe in intensive care

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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

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

Ian Thorpe to 'leave hospital within days'

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Swimming great Ian Thorpe should leave hospital within days after successfully fighting a number of serious infections.

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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

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

Ian Thorpe admitted to rehabilitation clinic

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

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

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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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