Thorpe revelations earn praise

2014-07-14 12:04

Australian swimming giant Ian Thorpe has received support and glowing praise for revealing he is gay.

Thorpe out of hospital

2014-04-30 12:42

Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe has left a Sydney hospital after battling serious infections for more than three weeks.

Ian Thorpe in ICU

2014-04-08 14:48

Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe is in intensive care in a Sydney hospital receiving treatment for an infection.

Thorpe is in rehab!

2014-02-04 11:00

Swimming great Ian Thorpe was in rehab for depression after being found disoriented on a Sydney street, his manager admits.

Thorpe rehab claims denied

2014-01-31 09:57

Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe's handlers have denied he was in rehab for depression and alcohol abuse.

Thorpe won't swim Oz trials

2013-04-19 08:37

Five-time Olympic gold medalist Ian Thorpe will not revive his swimming career at next week's Australian trials.

Thorpe says he's not gay

2012-10-31 07:47

Swimming legend Ian Thorpe admits he is a nerdy bookworm, but says rumours he is gay are simply not true.

Rooney inspired by 'Thorpedo'

2012-10-10 09:57

Wayne Rooney hopes he is ready to finally perform at his best for England after being inspired by the words of swim star Ian Thorpe.

Thorpe's Olympic bid fails

2012-03-16 11:54

Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe has missed out on reaching the 200m freestyle final at the Australian Olympic selection trials.

Thorpe faces Olympic trial

2012-03-13 10:19

Ian Thorpe's bid to swim at his third Olympics faces its moment of truth at the Australian selection trials starting in Adelaide.

Coach backs Thorpe to qualify

2012-03-09 11:16

Australia coach Leigh Nugent predicts Ian Thorpe will stun the swimming world by qualifying for the London Games next week.

Thorpe unfazed by slow times

2011-11-16 13:22

Australian swimming legend Ian Thorpe says he is not disappointed by a recent string of slow performances during his comeback.

Another dud for 'Thorpedo'

2011-11-12 13:00

Swimming great Ian Thorpe has flopped again in his comeback bid, failing to reach the final of the 100 metres freestyle in Tokyo.

Thorpe suffers setback

2011-11-08 09:28

Swim great Ian Thorpe disappointingly finished 15th overall in the Beijing short-course World Cup 100m freestyle heats.

Thorpe: Comeback likely to fail

2011-11-03 14:03

Swimming legend Ian Thorpe has admitted that his ambitious comeback from retirement was probably doomed to fail.

Thorpe visits home of Adidas

2011-03-29 18:04

Five-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Ian Thorpe has visited the Adidas Headquarters as part of his swimming comeback.

Thorpe's new coach a secret

2011-02-24 10:40

Swimmer Ian Thorpe has left for his new training base in Abu Dhabi refusing to reveal the identity of the new coach.


Thorpe puts rumours to rest

2014-07-13 12:00

Swimming great Ian Thorpe has revealed he is gay in an interview set to be broadcast on Australian television.

Racing days over for Thorpe

2014-04-09 07:44

Swimming great Ian Thorpe is battling serious infections, his manager said, adding he would likely never swim competitively again.

Thorpe, Hackett to mentor?

2014-03-21 10:01

Swimming Australia says it would welcome struggling heroes Ian Thorpe and Grant Hackett as mentors of the national swim team.

Police called to 'dazed' Thorpe

2014-02-03 10:00

A "dazed" Ian Thorpe was discovered by police in a Sydney street in the early hours of the morning and taken to hospital.

Thorpe won't write off Rio

2013-07-24 07:47

Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe has not ruled out a crack at competing at the next Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Thorpe happy at Lance's fall

2012-12-12 16:56

Former Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe says he's happy at Lance Armstrong's downfall and congratulated the doping authorities.

Thorpe tells of depression

2012-10-13 10:00

Australia's Ian Thorpe says he's spent much of his life battling depression, and even considered suicide.

Thorpe fails in Olympic bid

2012-03-18 13:28

Australia's five time Olympic champion Ian Thorpe has failed to qualify for the London Olympic Games.

Thorpe denies 'foxing'

2012-03-14 10:14

Ian Thorpe has denied he has been deliberately swimming slow times since his comeback to keep the pressure off.

Coach defends Thorpe funding

2012-03-12 10:23

Australian swimming head coach Leigh Nugent has defended the financial support given to comeback stars like Ian Thorpe.

Thorpe: I will most likely fail

2012-03-07 11:47

Five-time gold medalist Ian Thorpe says he expects to fail in his attempt to make the Australian Olympic team for London 2012.

'Thorpedo' bombs again

2011-11-13 12:40

Australian swimming star Ian Thorpe's Asia World Cup series ended when he finished 26th overall in the men's 100m butterfly.

'Thorpedo' bombs in Beijing

2011-11-09 07:45

Swimming great Ian Thorpe has failed to reach the 100m butterfly final at the Beijing World Cup short-course meet.

Thorpe relieved at return

2011-11-04 09:01

Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe voiced relief as he made a successful return to competition after ending a five-year retirement.

Thorpe: Don't expect too much

2011-11-02 07:54

Five-time Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe has warned his fans not to expect too much of his return to the sport.

Thorpe happy with progress

2011-02-25 07:48

Swimmer Ian Thorpe is delighted with the progress he has made just a few weeks after coming out of retirement.

Thorpe: I'm not coming back

2010-05-03 13:55

Australia's five-time Olympic champion Ian Thorpe says he has no intention of making a comeback to competitive swimming.

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Branch manager

Western Cape
Neo Batho (Pty) Ltd
R15 000 - R20 000 Per Month

Analyst Developer

Western Cape
Progressive IT Resourcing (Pty) Ltd

Travel Agent

Western Cape
R6 100 - R50 000 Per Month

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go! - shop online today

Grand Theft Auto 5

Now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC from R649. Buy now!

Festive gifts!

Check out our awesome range of festive gifts to make everyone’s wishes come true. Shop now!

Save on Samsung

Cameras, mobile phones, TVs, Tablets and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R2200 on electronics! – As seen in the catalogue

Wishing for tech gadgets this festive? Save up to R2100 on hot tech products at While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off the bestselling books

Save big on the most captivating reads of 2014. While stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.