Ian Thorpe

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"For myself, losing is not coming second. It's getting out of the water knowing you could have done better. For myself, I have won every race I've been in."

Thorpe Goes 50.84 in First Long Course Race Since Return

Australia’s Ian Thorpe, who is swimming his first long course meet this weekend in Italy, marked a 50.84 to take…


Thorpe to Make Long Course Debut in Italy on Friday

And at long last, tomorrow we will see Ian Thorpe debut his new, hopefully improved, and older long course freestyle…

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This Day in Swimming History: November 11, 1989 – Davis Fatally Hit by Car

On November 11th, 1989, one of the great Canadian swimmers in history, Victor Davis, was struck by a car outside…

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Thorpe Touches 13th in 100 Fly; Blair Evans Cracks All-Time Top-10

We’ll start the wrapup of day 2 in Beijing with the obligatory Ian Thorpe report, as he finished 13th in prelims…

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Thorpe Fails to Final in Two Tries on Day 1 in Beijing

The next evolution of the Ian Thorpe comeback, as he swam a freestyle race for the first time since retiring…


Thorpe Fails to Final in 100 Fly; Aussie Teammates McEvoy; McKeon Impress

Round two of the great Ian Thorpe return didn’t go even as well as his first day back, where he…


Thorpe's Return Nets 6th-Place Finish in Singapore

The return of the great Ian Thorpe, which was surrounded by much hype and fanfare, led to a huge emotional…


Australians to Partake in European, Asian World Cup Tours; Trickett/Thorpe Set for November Return

Swimming Australia has announced that it is making an institutional commitment to the 2011 FINA/Arena World Cup that is set…

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In Briefs: Ian Thorpe Remaking Stroke in Switzerland Under Touretski

Since Ian Thorpe announced his comeback to swimming, there has been hot debate over whether or not he would be…


Potential Phelps-Thorpe Matchup in London Still Alive

And so it goes, when one door opens, a window to the right cracks slightly. The Australian media is burning…

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Briefs Reports: Phelps Narrowing in on Olympic Schedule, USA Swimming Adds Second Long Course Nationals to 2011 Schedule

Phelps: According to the Australian publication “The Australian,” (thanks to David “the Swim Geek” Rieder for the link), Bob Bowman…

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Fran Crippen Festival, ISHOF Induction Weekend Highlight Busy Schedule in Southern Florida

Not every major event in swimming is a gigantic swim meet , with glitzy superstars and big medals handed out….

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Australia Lusts After Phelps for January Showdown With Thorpe in Sydney

This is a story that first broke a few weeks ago, but with a lull in the international swimming circuit…


In Briefs: Ian Thorpe Earns Invite to Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton

As several media outlets are reporting today, the British monarchy has finally announced the guest list for next week’s wedding…


Thorpe Receives Comeback Support From Both Friends and Foes

Amongst all of the other exciting stories that have been buzzing about the swimming world the past few weeks, none…


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