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Ian Thorpe

Ian Thorpe is an Australian Swimmer who specializes in freestyle.

Ian Thorpe Timeline

In February 2011, Ian Thorpe announced comeback and said that he will compete in the London 2012 Olympics.

In March 2012, Thorpe failed to qualify to the London Olympics after he failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the 100-metres freestyle. He later said that he would love to work as a television commentator during the Olympics, but only for an Australian broadcasting company.

Ian Thorpe in News

Phelps says unlike Thorpe he would never come back once retired
Olympic champion Michael Phelps has said once he decides to retire from swimming, that would be it, and he would never make a come back after retiring unlike fellow champion Ian Thorpe, who's repeated attempts to qualify for the London Olympics 2012 failed.

Champ swimmer Thorpe fails trials, may not to take part in London Olympics
Australia's champion swimmer Ian Thorpe may now not be in a position to fulfill his dream of participating in this year's Olympics in London, after being relegated to 12th overall in a 200m freestyle semi-final trial.

Ian Thorpe denies receiving funds from Swimming Australia
Denying reports that Swimming Australia gave him money to prepare for his Olympic campaign, Ian Thorpe has said his 150,000 dollars training costs aren't excessive.

Stephanie Rice out of limelight this Olympics
Stephanie Rice, who was the star of Beijing 2008, winning three gold medals in swimming, is being snubbed this Olympics in favour of comeback athletes.

Oz swimming coach defends monetary aid for Thorpe, other comeback swimmers
Australian swimming head coach Leigh Nugent has defended Swimming Australia's decision to give extra money to comeback swimmers Ian Thorpe, Libby Trickett and Michael Klim.

Australian swimmers cry foul over 'handouts' to fund Thorpe's comeback
Several Australian swimmers have demanded their governing body, Swimming Australia, reveal how much money has been spent to bankroll the return of comeback stars like Ian Thorpe amid rumors of "six-figure handshakes".

Thorpe 'bloody frustrated' with absence of results despite 'training house down'
Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe has said if he qualifies for the London Olympics then he will go there to win, and not just to make numbers.

Oz coach says selection criteria can be amended to ensure Ian Thorpe's presence at London Olympics
Australia's head swim coach Leigh Nugent has said that he could amend selection criteria to ensure former Olympian star Ian Thorpe is on the flight to London to participate in the 2012 Olympics.

Spitz says Thorpe faces 'monumental task' to regain past edge ahead of London Olympics
American swimming legend Mark Spitz has said Ian Thorpe faces a "monumental task" to qualify for the relays at the London Olympics, six years after retiring from the sport.

Thorpe admits he's nowhere near his best ahead of 2012 London Olympics
Sydney, Jan 13 Australian swimmer and five time Olympic champion Ian Thorpe has admitted that he needs to dramatically increase his speed ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, after he failed to qualify for the finals of the Victorian State 100metre freestyle event.horpe did not dominate the race at any stage, and turned the first lap last and finished the race in 51.05 seconds, The Age reports.

Online bookmaker bets on Stephanie Rice's next beau
Online bookmaker has opened the market to bet on Olympic swimmer Stephanie Rice's next boyfriend.

Thorpe fails to qualify for 100m freestyle final at Beijing meet
Champion swimmer Ian Thorpe failed to qualify for both the 100m freestyle final - his specialty event - and the 100m medley final at the FINA World Cup short course meet in Beijing.

Thorpe battles nerves ahead of comeback debut in Singapore
Preparing for his return to the pool for the first time since 2006, star swimmer Ian Thorpe is battling nerves.

'Qualifying for 2012 London Olympics set to be Ian Thorpe's biggest challenge'
Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe's sports psychologist Deidre Anderson believes that the five-time Olympic champion faces the greatest challenge of his life to qualify for the 2012 London Games.

Ian Thorpe once again finds 'simple pleasure in going to pool each day'
Australian swimming legend Ian Thorpe, who is set to make a comeback, has started loving the sport again though he admitted he would probably have to break a world record to win a medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

Hoogenband dubs Aussie swimming champ Magnussen 'fastest man ever'
Former Dutch swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband has praised Australia's James Magnussen and dubbed him the "true" 100m freestyle world record holder.

Thorpe to focus on 100m, 200m at 2012 Olympics
Five-time Olympic swimming gold medallist Ian Thorpe has said that he would confine his comeback to shorter relays, overruling speculation that he may return to compete in the 400m freestyle which helped make him famous.

Thorpe on come back trail after tipping scales at under 100kg
Australian legend Ian Thorpe is on track after the swimmer finally tipped the scales at under 100kg in preparation for his competitive meet.

Australians hooked to Thorpe attending Will-Kat royal wedding
The focus of entire world will be on Kate Middleton when she arrives for her wedding to Prince William on Friday, but Australians will be hooked on to champion swimmer Ian Thorpe, who will be attending the royal wedding.

Swimming Australia plans to lure Phelps for Thorpe showdown
Swimming Australia, the country's governing body for competitive swimming, has revealed its plan to lure American Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps to Sydney next year to compete with national hero Ian Thorpe.

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