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.

Ian Thorpe denies dating Ricky Martin
Ian Thorpe denies dating Ricky Martin

Ian Thorpe has denied that he is dating Ricky Martin after he was rumored to take part in a "tell-all magazine" interview.

Thorpe`s gay stand may mean little for divided Australians

In a week that saw Australia`s highest-profile sporting icon, Ian Thorpe, `come out of the closet` on television, gay marriage is back on the national agenda with Liberal Democratic senator David Leyonhjelm hoping to push the divided government to allow a `conscience vote` on the issue.

Ian Thorpe reveals he is gay in interview

Five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpe for the first time publicly confirmed that he is gay during a television interview today, ending years of speculation about his sexuality.

Thorpe out of hospital after battling infections

Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe has left a Sydney hospital after battling serious infections for more than three weeks following shoulder surgery, his manager said on Wednesday.

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.

Thorpe`s manager rejects `fears` of swimmer losing `infected` arm post surgeries

The manager of Australian swimming legend Ian Thorpe has dismissed fears that the swimmer could lose his arm after contracting a serious infection in his shoulder following a series of surgeries.

Thorpe battling infection after surgery – media

Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe is in a Sydney hospital receiving treatment for an infection after having shoulder surgery, Australian state media reported on Tuesday.

Depression not just rampant in swimming: Mark Spitz

Ian Thorpe`s much-publicised battle have prompted many to believe that success and depression often go hand in glove in swimming, but nine-time Olympic champion swimmer Mark Spitz feels the psychological disorder today is not just limited to his sport but rampant in other disciplines as well.

Police called to `dazed` Thorpe - reports

A "dazed" Ian Thorpe was discovered by police in a Sydney street in the early hours on Monday and taken to hospital, according to reports about the troubled swim star.

Ian Thorpe management deny rehab claims for the former Olympic champion

Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe`s handlers on Friday denied he was in rehab for depression and alcohol abuse and said he instead entered hospital for shoulder surgery.

Injury threatens Ian Thorpe`s Olympic dream

Australia`s five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe may have to abandon his dream of swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics following a shoulder injury, according to a report.

Thorpe ‘happy’ at Armstrong’s fall from grace

Former Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe has said he was ‘happy’ at disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong`s downfall and congratulated the doping authorities over exposing the seven-time Tour de France winner as a drug cheat.

Thorpe wins Australian Human Rights Medal

Legendary Australian swimmer and Olympic champion Ian Thorpe received the 2012 Human Rights Medal from the Australian Human Rights Commission Tuesday.

Thorpe reveals he spent much of life battling ‘crippling depression’

Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe has claimed he has battled crippling depression throughout his life in his autobiography, and added that he had copious amounts of alcohol to battle his mood swings.

Thorpe eyes 2013 world championships in Barcelona following ‘failed Olympic dream’

Five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe is set to compete in the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, where he would be a likely ‘X-factor’ for getting slotted in Australia``s post-Olympic relay teams.

Thorpe`s London dream over after 100m flop

Ian Thorpe`s rushed comeback bid for a third Olympic Games ended in ignominy on Sunday as he crashed out of the morning heats of the 100 metres freestyle at the Australian trials in Adelaide.

Thorpe advances to 200m freestyle semi-finals

Five-times Olympic champion Ian Thorpe kept his London ambitions firing when he reached the semi-finals of the 200 metres freestyle at the Australian trials on Friday with a solid swim that thrilled head coach Leigh Nugent.

Under-pressure Thorpe defends the cost of his comeback

Already under enormous pressure to break into Australia`s Olympic swimming team as the headline act of this week`s national trials, Ian Thorpe was forced to wade into controversy on Wednesday over preferential payments made to marquee swimmers.

Thorpe faces Olympic trial showdown

Ian Thorpe`s bid to swim at his third Olympics faces its moment of truth at the Australian selection trials starting in Adelaide on Thursday.