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  • News | Athens 2004

    Thorpedo hits the target again

    Athens 2004 was to be Ian Thorpe's final Olympic Games. The Australian swimmer who had grabbed so many global headlines in Sydney four years earlier was still just 21, and remained a force to be reckoned with, but the spotlight had now moved on to Michael Phelps.
    16 Aug 2004 | Athens 2004, Olympic News, Australia, Swimming, THORPE, Ian
  • News | Sydney 2000

    O'Neill sneaks in to win 200m freestyle at last

    Swimming has a special place in the heart of many Australian sports fans and they were quick to cheer the efforts of all of the sport's top athletes, regardless of their country of origin. But not surprisingly there was particular affection for the home contingent, not least the hugely popular Susie O'Neill.
    19 Sep 2000 | Sydney 2000, Swimming, Australia
  • News | Sydney 2000

    Thorpedo' thrills the world with five medals

    The young star of the Australian swimming team was Ian Thorpe, who won his first international medal in 1997 at the age of 14 and was a double world champion the following year. Still aged only 17 by the time Sydney 2000 came around, he entered these Games against a backdrop of massive support from the home supporters and huge interest from the rest of the world.
    19 Sep 2000 | Sydney 2000, Australia, Swimming
  • News | Sydney 2000

    Swimming - Ian Thorpe (AUS)

    The young star of the Australian swimming team was Ian Thorpe, who won his first international medal in 1997 at the age of 14 and was a double world champion the following year. Still aged only 17 by the time Sydney 2000 came around, he entered these Games against a backdrop of massive support from the home supporters and huge interest from the rest of the world.
    19 Sep 2000 | Sydney 2000, Australia, Swimming
  • News | Sydney 2000

    Van den Hoogenbrand comes good with superb freestyle double

    Pieter van den Hoogenband had been a nearly-man in Atlanta four years earlier. Entered in six events, he reached four finals, but two fourth place finishes were the closest he came to a medal. He headed home wondering what he had to do to step up to the next level.
    18 Sep 2000 | Sydney 2000, Swimming, Netherlands
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