Ian Thorpe the 26 year old Australian swimmer recently issued a statement after press speculation about the nature of his relationship with a fellow swimmer Daniel Mendes after they took an extended holiday together.
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Australian swimming legend, Ian Thorpe, recently revealed his intentions to continue his ill-fated comeback. After a publicised failure to make the Australian team for the London Olympics last year, Thorpe has decided to return to the pool on a full-time basis for at least the next two years. At the tender age of 29, many within the sport believe that Thorpe’s best sporting achievements are behind him. However, the man’s interminable spirit and his innate desire to win suggest that those who...Read Full Story
With his new autobiography This Is Me hitting the shelves, Australian Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe is again having to address those persistent rumors that he's gay, as he does in an interview with Australia's ABC News AFTER THE JUMP.
In the video, starting around the 5:10 mark, Thorpe says he's less offended by the rumors and more hurt that people are questioning his integrity and refuse to take his word that he's straight. As for why his sexuality has consistently been a topic of conversation...Read Full Story
This tiny info could reach every household who absolutely tuned-in the TV commercials, prime time TV shows, and Fashion in our modern times. Introducing Ian James Thorpe was born on the13 October 1982 in Sydney, New South Wales, nicknamed the Thorpedo and Thorpey, is a retired Australian freestyle swimmer. Like all other great time swimmer Thorpido amazingly inspired the big audiences with his blazing speed. The phenomenal success could only be achieved by hardship and faith but undeniably...Read Full Story
Five-time Olympic champion Ian Thorpe is set to make his long-awaited return to competitive international swimming at the World Cup in Singapore on Friday.
The 29-year-old Australian retired in 2006 citing disillusionment with the sport but confirmed earlier this year he announced his return with a view to London 2012.
Thorpe’s return to the sport sets up a potential mouth-watering London 2012 clash with Michael Phelps in a potential repeat of the Race of the Century in 2004, where the...Read Full Story
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Ian James Thorpe (born October 13, 1982) is a former Australian freestyle swimmer. He has won five Olympic gold medals, the most won by any Australian, and in 2001 he became the first person to win six gold medals in one World Championship. Find Ian Thorpe pictures, articles, and news here.