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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Athletes should not risk health for the Games, says legendary Ian Thorpe
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Athletes should not risk health for the Games, says legendary Ian Thorpe

Ian Thorpe says athletes should not put their Olympic dreams before their health in deciding whether to compete at the Tokyo Games as authorities battle to contain the spread of coronavirus

How Australian athletes shaped history by campaigning for same-sex marriage as nation voted 'yes'
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How Australian athletes shaped history by campaigning for same-sex marriage as nation voted 'yes'

Different sporting organisations in the country, both local and national, publicly backed the 'yes' campaign and called for equal marriage rights for all Australians.

Malcolm Turnbull vows to legalise same-sex marriage by Christmas after 61.6% Australians votes to legalize gay marriage
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Malcolm Turnbull vows to legalise same-sex marriage by Christmas after 61.6% Australians votes to legalize gay marriage

Australians have voted overwhelmingly for same-sex marriage, paving the way for legislation by the end of 2017 and sparking rainbow celebrations

Australians say 'yes' to same-sex marriage; 61.6% voters favour equality, pave way for legislation
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Australians say 'yes' to same-sex marriage; 61.6% voters favour equality, pave way for legislation

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians voted overwhelmingly in favour of same-sex marriage in a national survey, paving the way for legislation to make the country the 26th nation to formalise the unions and sparking colourful celebrations on Wednesday. Supporters of the 'Yes' vote for marriage equality celebrate after it was announced the majority of Australians support same-sex marriage in a national survey, paving the way for legislation to make the country the 26th nation to formalise the unions by the end of the year, at a rally in central Sydney, Australia, November 15, 2017. REUTERS/David GrayThousands of people gathered in a central Sydney park, some wearing wedding dresses and sequined suits, broke into a loud cheer, hugged and cried as Australia’s chief statistician revealed live over a big screen that 61.6 percent of voters favoured marriage equality, with 38.4 percent against

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Australia's Betty Cuthbert dies after prolonged battle with multiple sclerosis
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Four-time Olympic gold medallist Australia's Betty Cuthbert dies after prolonged battle with multiple sclerosis

Cuthbert shot to fame as a little-known 18-year-old at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, winning the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4x100 metres relay, earning her the nickname 'Golden Girl' by local media.

Olympic great Michael Phelps joins board of Australian mental health company
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Olympic great Michael Phelps joins board of Australian mental health company

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, Monday joined the board of an Australian mental health company, a subject close to his heart after his struggles with depression and substance abuse.

Emotional Ian Thorpe reveals he is gay in TV interview
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Emotional Ian Thorpe reveals he is gay in TV interview

"I've thought about this for a long time. I'm not straight," Thorpe said, struggling to hold tears back.

Ailing Thorpe may not swim again, says manager
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Ailing Thorpe may not swim again, says manager

Ian Thorpe is in a Sydney hospital fighting a "serious" infection and is unlikely to swim competitively again, his manager told Australian media.

Ian Thorpe in intensive care battling infection: reports
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Ian Thorpe in intensive care battling infection: reports

In February, Thorpe's manager James Erskine said the 31-year-old was suffering from depression after being found disorientated and behaving oddly near a vehicle in Australia after taking a mixture of anti-depressants and painkillers for a shoulder injury.

Olympic swimming great Ian Thorpe found disoriented in Sydney
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Olympic swimming great Ian Thorpe found disoriented in Sydney

James Erskine, Thorpe's manager, told the Australian Associated Press that Thorpe was affected by a combination of antidepressants and the painkillers he was taking for a shoulder injury.

Ian Thorpe's management deny reports that he's in rehab
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Ian Thorpe's management deny reports that he's in rehab

"Ian is not in rehab. Ian was in hospital for an operation on his shoulder and is pleased to let his friends and fans know that he is now out of hospital and on the mend," Thorpe's management company, SEL, said in a statement Friday.

I'm a nerd and I behave differently: Thorpe on why people think he's gay
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I'm a nerd and I behave differently: Thorpe on why people think he's gay

Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe has hit out at the innuendo surrounding his sexuality that has followed him for much of his career, and said the most frustrating thing was the implication that he would lie about it.

Thorpe fails in Olympic bid for 200 freestyle
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Thorpe fails in Olympic bid for 200 freestyle

Thorpe came out of retirement last year and has worried aloud that he didn't give himself enough time to prepare for London.

Thorpe through to 200m freestyle semis at Aussie trials
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Thorpe through to 200m freestyle semis at Aussie trials

Five-time Olympic champion Ian Thorpe passed the first major test in his comeback when he progressed through the heats in the 200-meter freestyle on Friday at the Australian trials for London 2012.

Time running out on Thorpe's London dreams
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Time running out on Thorpe's London dreams

Five-times Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe took a small step forward in his bid to qualify for this year's London Games on Saturday but it could be too little, too late.

Thorpe dismisses comeback concerns
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Thorpe dismisses comeback concerns

Five-times Olympic champion Ian Thorpe has dismissed concerns about his underwhelming return to the pool as "premature," after disappointing at another meeting in Italy over the weekend.

Thorpe finishes second on return after 5-yr hiatus
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Thorpe finishes second on return after 5-yr hiatus

Ian Thorpe, 29, said he was wracked by nerves before the FINA World Cup short-course swim in Singapore, where he timed 56.74sec in the 100m individual medley to finish second in his heat.