Nicole Livingstone

Ian Thorpe tells all in interview with Michael Parkinson

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.


Ratbags, redemption - and the purge to end all purges

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David Sygall They went from gold-medal favourites to a national disgrace before the Games in London had even begun.

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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.


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.


Probe into president's comments

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Stathi Paxinos Swimming Australia's Barclay Nettlefold stood down pending investigation.

Swimming boss stood down for 'inappropriate comments'

Barclay Nettlefold President of Swimming Australia held a press conference in Canberra on Tuesday 19 February 2013 Photo: Andrew Meares

Stathi Paxinos Swimming Australia has stood down its president Barclay Nettlefold after a second allegation was revealed against the official who had been the face of the sport's efforts to rebuild its image after...

Swimming Australia president stood down over remark

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Sarah Malik Swimming Australia has stood down its president Barclay Nettlefold over accusations of inappropriate behaviour towards a female team consultant.


From sinking to the fast lane

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


Swimming updates: Thorpe into semi-final

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Stathi Paxinos Ian Thorpe qualifies for the final of the 200 metres freestyle semi-final at the national swiming trials after finishing with the fifth fastest heat time.

AOC's decision fair, says Livingstone

Daniel Pace Former Olympic backstroker Nicole Livingstone says the decision to drop disgraced swimmer Nick D'Arcy from the Australian team for the Beijing Games is fair.

Swim team boss wary of Olympic drop off

By Todd Balym The fabulous performances of Australia's swimmers at the Olympic swimming trials must come with a disclaimer: does not guarantee success in Beijing.