Ian Thorpe

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Emma McKeon: the Australian made history by becoming the first woman swimmer to win seven medals in a single Games – four of them gold, including the 50 and 100 speed double. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/ via Getty Images

If anyone feared that Olympic swimming would lose its lustre without Michael Phelps in the pool, the Tokyo Games proved the sport can thrive even with(...)

Rafael Nadal: ‘Hopefully this problem in the world is controlled, can be solved as soon as possible.’ Photograph: David Guzman/EPA

Whatever they are saying about the coronavirus, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is still saying nothing about its potential impact on the To(...)

Liberal MP Warren Entsch (centre) hugs Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull (left) after the passing of the Marriage Amendment Bill in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra. Photograph: Lukas Coach/EPA

Australia became the 26th country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage after a Bill to do so was passed almost unanimously through parliament ju(...)

Betty Cuthbert of Australia (third from left) wins the women’s 100 metres final at the Melbourne Olympics on December 2nd, 1956. Photograph: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Australian sprinter Betty Cuthbert, the only athlete to have won the Olympic 100, 200 and 400 metres titles, has died aged 79, Athletics New South Wa(...)

Usain Bolt will be back on the track in Rio for his third Olympics. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Con Houlihan always told me to be careful of the day you start plagiarising from yourself. Just don’t make it obvious, he’d say, perfectly aware this (...)

Michael Phelps was back to his dominant best at the the US Nationals in San Antonio, Texas. Photograph: Eric Gay/AP

At the World Swimming Championships in Russia last Saturday, South Africa’s Chad Le Clos won the 100m butterfly in an impressive 50.56 and then took a(...)

 Australian champion swimmer Ian Thorpe during an interview with  Michael Parkinson in London to broadcast on Australian TV channel TEN tonight. Photograph: Network TEN/EPA

Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe, whose five-medal performance at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney captivated his country, has revealed in an Australian tele(...)

Ian Thorpe. Photograph: Alex Grimm/Gatty Images

Five-times Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe is in a Sydney hospital fighting a “serious” infection and may not swim again, his manager tol(...)

Ian Thorpe has checked in  to a rehab facility in Australia.

Five-time Olympic swimming gold medallist Ian Thorpe is in rehab after being found disoriented in the street by police in the early hours of today.Tho(...)