Grant Hackett commits for tilt at Rio Olympics

Dual Olympic champion Grant Hackett said Thursday he would go after a place in the Australian team for next year`s Rio Olympics.

Australian swimming great Grant Hackett targets 2016 Rio Olympics

Distance swimming great Grant Hackett confirmed on Thursday that he would be bidding for a place on the Australian team for next year`s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Australian teenager Mack Horton can win Rio gold: Grant Hackett
Australian teenager Mack Horton can win Rio gold: Grant Hackett

Australian swimming great Grant Hackett believes his country has unearthed its next Olympic 1,500 metres freestyle champion in 18-year-old Mack Horton.

Hackett clinches world relay spot in comeback

Dual Olympic champion Grant Hackett capped one of the great swimming comebacks by earning a spot in Australia`s team Sunday for the Kazan world championships in July.

World champ Christian Sprenger under pressure to make Aussie swimming team
World champ Christian Sprenger under pressure to make Aussie swimming team

Australia`s Christian Sprenger will have to rely on the discretion of selectors to defend his 100-metres breaststroke title at this year`s world championships after a slow time Saturday.

Grant Hackett finishes third in comeback swim at world trials
Grant Hackett finishes third in comeback swim at world trials

Dual Olympic champion Grant Hackett finished third in the 400-metres freestyle final in his comeback swim after seven years out of the pool at Australia`s world championship trials in Sydney on Friday.

Grant Hackett comeback headlines Australia`s world trials
Grant Hackett comeback headlines Australia`s world trials

Grant Hackett on Thursday said making the Australian team for the world championships would be like winning Olympic gold as he prepares to make his competitive return after seven years out of the pool. 

Grant Hackett comeback gathers steam
Grant Hackett comeback gathers steam

Olympic swimming great Grant Hackett is back in full-time training and could compete in Australia`s national championships in April as he pursues his comeback following a troubled spell in retirement.

Australia's Grant Hackett confirms comeback aged 34
Australia's Grant Hackett confirms comeback aged 34

Australian swimming great Grant Hackett has confirmed his comeback to the pool after six years and has entered next April`s national trials, local media reported.

Australian Olympic medallist on drugs possession charge

Australian former Olympic swimmer Geoff Huegill has been charged with drug possession by police in Sydney after being arrested at a horse racing meeting at the weekend.

Grant Hackett `proud` for having courage to seek treatment for drug addiction

Former Australian swimmer Grant Hackett has said that he feels proud that he had the courage to seek treatment for a sleeping pill addiction.

Kiwi rugby league to probe player's use of prescription drugs in World Cup final

The New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL) is reportedly investigating whether players misused prescription drugs during the recent World Cup campaign, which they lost to Australia in the final at Old Trafford in Manchester on November 30.

Thorpe too late for London, says former Hackett coach

Comeback kid Ian Thorpe has left his run too late and is unlikely to qualify for next year`s London Olympics, according to the former coach of Australian swimming great Grant Hackett.

Hackett wades into swimsuit row, urges boycott

Australia’s former long-distance king Grant Hackett has urged the world’s best swimmers to join Michael Phelps in boycotting international meets until the swimsuit controversy is resolved.

Hackett wades into swimsuit row, urges boycott

Australia’s former long-distance king Grant Hackett has urged the world’s best swimmers to join Michael Phelps in boycotting international meets until the swimsuit controversy is resolved.