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
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
Australians have voted overwhelmingly for same-sex marriage, paving the way for legislation by the end of 2017 and sparking rainbow celebrations
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
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.
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.
"I've thought about this for a long time. I'm not straight," Thorpe said, struggling to hold tears back.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.