competitive swimming

Phelps confirms retirement after London Olympics


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Swimming legend Michael Phelps, the most prolific Olympic medallist, has confirmed he would retire after the London Olympics."No more competitive swimming, no more club meets. ... Read more...

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Thorpe’s Olympics bid fails at Australian trials


March 18th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, March 18 (IANS) Swimmer Ian Thorpe lost his chance of qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics as he failed to make the semifinals of the 100m freestyle at ... Read more...

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Swimming Australia plans to lure Phelps for Thorpe showdown


April 3rd, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Apr 3 (ANI): 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 ... Read more...

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Oz swimmer Klim comes out of retirement, eying Olympics comeback


February 14th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 14 (ANI): Retired Australian swimmer Michael Klim will return to competitive swimming with a view to competing at the London 2012 Olympics.Responding to media speculation, Klim this afternoon announced that ... Read more...

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Hoogenband says ’special athlete’ Thorpe can win another gold in London


February 8th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Abu Dhabi, Feb 8(ANI): Former Dutch swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband believes that five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe can add to his gold medal tally during the 2012 London Olympics."I think ... Read more...

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Ian Thorpe to return for 2012 London Olympics


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 2(ANI): Five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe has announced that he will return to competitive swimming in a bid to contest the 2012 London Olympics.Thorpedo had retired from swimming in ... Read more...

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Thorpe must decide soon on international swimming comeback plans: Coach


February 1st, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb.1 (ANI): The manager of Australia's greatest Olympian, Ian Thorpe, has said that the latter will need to make up his mind about a comeback 'pretty quickly' as speculation builds over ... Read more...

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‘Oz Olympic champ Thorpe undergoing training, comeback possible’


January 9th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 9 (ANI): Australian multiple Olympic champion Ian Thorpe is reportedly training in the pool and could be a part of the 2012 London Olympics, his manager David Flaskas said.Flaskas said ... Read more...

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Olympian Libby Trickett says swimming helps her avoid depression


September 5th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 5 (ANI): Olympic gold medallist Libby Trickett has revealed her entire family's decade-long struggle with depression, and claimed that it was competitive swimming from a young age that saved her ... Read more...

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Thorpe says he has no plans for competitive swimming again


May 3rd, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 3 (ANI): Five-time Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe has shot down media reports that he will make a comeback to the sport in time for the 2012 London Olympics.Thorpe, 27, ... Read more...

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Australia’s Thorpe eyes London Olympics comeback


May 3rd, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 3 (DPA) Five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe wants to be in Australia's 4x100-metres freestyle relay team at the 2012 London Games, news reports said Monday. The 27-year-old retired in 2007 ... Read more...

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Oz swimmer Ian Thorpe laments loss of squeaky-clean reputation


November 26th, 2007 - 2:04 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Nov.26 (ANI): Ace Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe believes that he will never fully regain his squeaky-clean reputation after his alleged involvement in a drug sample controversy earlier this year.Speaking publicly for ... Read more...

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