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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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Champion swimmer Thorpe stays positive despite poor results


November 16th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Nov 16 (IANS) Australia's five-time swimming Olympic champion Ian Thorpe says he is not disappointed about his recent performances and still aims for a medal in next year's London ... Read more...

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Australians hooked to Thorpe attending Will-Kat royal wedding


April 26th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 26 (ANI): 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 ... 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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Swimmer Thorpe claims he can perform faster than before


March 30th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Mar.30 (ANI): Australia's Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe believes that after six months back in training he can become better and faster swimmer than he used to be.The five-time Olympic gold ... Read more...

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Thorpe appoints Touretski as his new coach


March 17th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar. 17 (ANI): Ian Thorpe's mentor Leigh Nugent said he has no doubt controversial coach Gennadi Touretski is the right person to steer the five-time Olympic champion to next year's London ... 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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Phelps guns for Thorpe, wants to reverse result of 2004 Athens Games


February 13th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 13 (ANI): Expressing his hopes of a rematch with Australian legend Ian Thorpe at the London Olympics, Swimming ace Michael Phelps has welcomed the chance to reverse the result ... 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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Experts say Thorpe’s peak years are over


February 4th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb.4 (ANI): Experts have said that champion Olympian swimmer Ian Thorpe knows that his peak years are all but over, but he still hopes that his best is yet to come.Thorpe's ... Read more...

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Oz sprint coach says Thorpe must shed kilos for Olympics comeback


February 4th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb.4 (ANI): Respected sprint coach Grant Stoelwinder believes Ian Thorpe will need to reshape his physique and swim faster than he ever has before to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games.Thorpe ... 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’s comeback announcement praised and panned on Twitter


February 2nd, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb.2 (ANI): Swimming champion Ian Thorpe's announcement Wednesday that he will aim to compete in the London 2012 Olympics has been both praised and widely panned on social networking sites ... Read more...

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Thorpe’s swimming future announcement on Wednesday


February 1st, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb.1 (ANI): Champion Olympian Ian Thorpe will make an announcement tomorrow afternoon about his swimming future.There is speculation that Thorpe, Australia's most successful Olympian, will make a comeback at the London ... 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 swimmer Ian Thorpe may announce London Olympics ambitions soon


January 30th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 30 (ANI): Australia's greatest Olympian, Ian Thorpe, is expected to announce his comeback to international swimming, with an intention be a part of the 2012 London Olympics.According to the Daily ... 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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Australia hoping to win FIFA World Cup bid with feminine charms


November 25th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 25 (ANI): It looks like Australia is hoping to persuade FIFA bosses in the World Cup bid by sending a female-led delegation to Zurich where the decision on who ... Read more...

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Henry, Thorpe urged to return from retirement before London Olympics


October 10th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 10 (ANI): To galvanise the the Australian swimming squad for London Olympics, retired stars like Jodie Henry, Matt Welsh and Ian Thorpe have been urged to come out of retirement ... Read more...

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Ian Thorpe set to make his comeback in self-produced TV show


September 2nd, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 2 (ANI): Swimming legend Ian Thorpe is said to be filming a new self-produced TV show in an attempt to reignite his defunct small screen career.The five-time Olympic gold medallist ... Read more...

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India trying hard to bring renowned athletes to CWG: Kalmadi


July 9th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Though ace sprinter Usain Bolt has ruled out his participation in the Commonwealth Games, Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi Friday stressed that India is trying hard to ... Read more...

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Ian Thorpe to make acting debut


June 17th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 17 (ANI): Former freestyle swimmer Ian Thorpe is all set to mark his acting debut by playing a serial killer with a conscience.Thorpe will be performing with many other celebrities ... 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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Thorpe considering gold bid in London Olympics


May 3rd, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 3 (ANI): Ace swimmer Ian Thorpe is reportedly considering a bid to win relay gold at the 2012 London Olympics.Fox News reported that Thorpe, 27, discussed his plans with Australia's ... 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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Watson, fiancee move into super-rich sports waterfront conclave


March 7th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar.7 (ANI): Australian all-rounder Shane Watson and his fiancee Lee Furlong have reportedly purchased a 3.99 million dollar waterfront property in super-rich Sutherland Shire.Watson will have Test captain Ricky Ponting, fast ... Read more...

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Shane Warne’s new look in underwear pics airbrushed?


February 25th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Melbourne, February 25 (ANI): Recent pictures of Shane Warne have sparked speculation that some digital alteration may have something to do with them.The Aussie cricketer recently hopped on the ... Read more...

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Ian Thorpe admits being hit by recession


February 13th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb. 13 (ANI): Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe has admitted that the recession has taken its toll on his business empire.The Olympic legend has recently suffered serious cashflow problems after ... Read more...

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Thorpe helps struggling kids swim against the tide


November 27th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov.27 (ANI): Australian Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe is doing his bit for struggling kids through his foundation.According to The Daily Telegraph, recently visit in the country's Northern Territory area to hand ... Read more...

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Olympic swimmer Thorpe drops doping defamation case


September 28th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep.28 (ANI): Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe has dropped a defamation case against the publisher of a French newspaper and a journalist over doping claims.Thorpe had sued the daily sports newspaper L'Equipe, ... Read more...

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Foxtel cancels contract with ex-Olympian swimmer Thorpe


April 28th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr.28 (ANI): Ex-Olympian swimmer Ian Thorpe's contract with Foxtel is finished and will not be renewed.According to insiders, Thorpe's lucrative million-dollar television contract was terminated as he had lost interest ... Read more...

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Stephanie Rice took Ian Thorpies advice on how to deal with fame


March 16th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 16 (ANI): Swimming sensation Stephanie Rice has revealed that she turned to Ian Thorpe for advice on how to deal with her rapid rise to stardom.Rice won millions of ... Read more...

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Symonds says he is battling depression and binge drinking


March 8th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane (Australia), Mar.8 (ANI): Out of favour Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds has experienced days when he just did not want to get out of bed. Struggling to come to terms with life ... Read more...

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Richard Branson to hire Ian Thorpe for V Australia role?


February 28th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 28 (ANI): Virgin Airlines boss Richard Branson is all set to strike a deal with Ian Thorpe to rope her into an ambassadorship role for his V Australia airline, ... Read more...

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Amanda Beard denies relationship with Ian Thorpe


January 30th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 30 (ANI): Ace swimmer Amanda Beard has denied being romantically involved with Ian Thorpe.According to Daily Telegraph, Beards agent Evan Morganstein has rubbished the reports that the couple was ... Read more...

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