Thursday, November 1, 2012

Australian olympic swimmers

  • Ian Thorpe, Australian Olympic Swimmer, Talks Gay Rumors, Depression And ...

    ... Olympics in Sydney, but failed to make the team in 2012 after competing at Australia's Olympic trials. With five Olympic gold medals under his belt, though, the swimmer also known as "The Thorpedo" holds the record for the most won by any Australian.

  • Swim talent selected for Australian Youth Olympic Festival

    31 October 2012. Thirty-six of Australia's best young swimmers have been selected to compete at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) in Sydney this January, in a meet that has proven to be a strong pathway to Olympic selection. Last held in ...

  • Swimming-Huegill retires and offers help to Aussie team

    Oct 29 (Reuters) - Former party boy Geoff Huegill retired from swimming for the second time on Monday and then offered his help to Australia's under-fire new wave. Australian officials have ordered a probe into the swim team's flop at the London ...

  • Geoff Huegill Makes Second Retirement Official

    GEOFF Huegill made his intentions known that he would retire after missing out on a spot on the 2012 Australian Olympic team, and the 33-year-old made his retirement official today in an announcement via Swimming Australia. "This time it's definitely ...

  • Australia's Huegill quits elite swimming

    ... at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, announced Monday he was quitting elite swimming. The former world record holder, who missed out on selection to Australia's Olympic team for London, said this time his retirement was final. "This time it's definitely it.

  • Swimming-Thorpe angered by constant questions over sexuality

    Despite failing to qualify for a spot on the Australia team for the London Olympics after his return from retirement, Thorpe said he was "in a good place" as he continued training in an attempt to compete at the 2013 world championships.

  • Swimmer Stephanie Rice is having to cut her food intake. Picture: Big ...

    Having recently relocated to Sydney, the Olympic champion has piled on the weight since competing in the London Games. "I'm having to work a lot harder at watching my weight now," she tells Insider.

  • A big pool of talent

    Thorpe says Aussie coaches should be able to work with Chinese swimmers, Chen Xiangfeng reports. It may have come as a bitter-sweet feeling when Australian fans watched Chinese swimmers glide to gold at the London Olympic Games after being trained ...

  • Swimmer Thorpe angered by constant questions over his sexuality

    The five-times Olympic champion said speculation that he was gay had perhaps arisen because he did not fit into the stereotypical idea of how a successful Australian athlete should behave. "I behave differently, I guess, I like different things," he added.

  • The Missile rivals Becks and Thorpie with new Jac5 underwear range

    But what of the rumours that the men's Olympic relay swimming team were a clique and the Australian Olympic team didn't bond as a whole?

  • Oz swimmer James Magnussen admits making mistakes during Olympics

    Melbourne: Australian swimmer James Magnussen has admitted that he made mistakes, saying that he could have carried himself better during a controversial London Olympic campaign. He added that his failure to win a gold medal has made him stronger.

  • Swimmers cap a golden mission

    Dual Olympic champion Grant Hackett, a television commentator in London, admitted he had a difficult time adjusting to the sight of the Australians wearing white caps, along with swimmers from China, Britain and a host of other nations. "But for me it ...

  • Nettlefold named new boss of Swimming

    Also, three-time Olympian and broadcaster, Nicole Livingstone, elected to the board, at today's annual general meeting in Sydney.

  • Swimming: James Magnussen admits London mistakes

    Sydney: Australian world champion James Magnussen admitted on Sunday he had made mistakes at this year's London Olympics but added that his failure to win a gold medal had made him stronger. In his first public comments since the Games, Magnussen ...

  • Swimming: Magnussen admits London mistakes

    "As a result of that failure -- well, I say failure but I still got a silver medal which I'm very proud of -- at the Olympics my coach and I are ready for anything now." Australian swimming is undergoing an independent review, including looking into ...

  • That sinking feeling

    Perplexed, the dual Olympic gold medallist asked him for an example. At this point Nick D'Arcy, the controversial butterflyer dropped from the Beijing Olympics after being found guilty of assaulting former Australian swimmer Simon Cowley and then in ...

  • Teen swimmer sets sights on Olympics

    Morgan represented Australia for the first time earlier this year at the junior Pan Pacific championships in Hawaii. "I can't really think of anything else but getting on an Australian team and representing my country in the Commonwealth and Olympic ...

  • Geoff Huegill jumps at mentor role after final lap

    He was highly critical of the antics and attitude of some members of the London Olympics team. And while he missed out on London selection by half a second, that disappointment was not what drove ... Swimming Australia and the Australian Sports ...

  • Don't be too harsh on young swim team

    Australia's most successful swimmer at this year's Olympic Games says criticism of the team's performance in London is ''harsh'' as the review into the sport begins.

  • Ian Thorpe Denies Rumors He Is Gay

    The book, entitled "This is Me", details the Australian's battles with depression and how he thought about leaving the sport at the age of 20.

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