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    Ian Thorpe "The Thorpedo" in drug test touble?

    I don't know if there's anything to this. National hero in Oz.

    Looks like another leak from the very leaky L'Equipe newspaper.

    One of the world's most successful Olympians, Australia's swimmer Ian Thorpe, is being investigated by doping authorities after a suspicious drug test result just before his retirement last year.
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    http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world...047467,00.html




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    Re: Ian Thorpe "The Thorpedo" in drug test touble?

    As far as L'Equipe goes...

    [smiley=vomit.gif]

    How does a newspaper like that get away with a, at best, 50/50 record in reporting the truth about people being caught using doping? They name names in cases like these without any regard whatsoever for the athlete(s) involved and what it means for how they're perceived within not just their own, but the sporting community as a whole. And what about even the casual reader of news like that? It sticks in people's minds, and for years and years afterwards, even if there was no wrongdoing whatsoever, when someone hears a certain name, they'll be thinking/saying "wasn't he/she caught cheating?".

    I wish some of the people implicated by L'Equipe would hire a bunch of really expensive bloodthirsty lawyers and sue the (*&@^ out of 'm.
    Coach Marion, at your service!

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    Re: Ian Thorpe "The Thorpedo" in drug test touble?

    Who's next? I'm waiting for that paper to say that more tennis players are on steroids.

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    Re: Ian Thorpe "The Thorpedo" in drug test touble?

    rough week for the Thorpedo. He's had to deal with this, as well as having to do a long interview with the Australian press to silence some long-standing questions about his sexuality, as well as his work out habits (or lack thereof).

    http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/sto...48-661,00.html
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    Re: Ian Thorpe "The Thorpedo" in drug test touble?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moose
    rough week for the Thorpedo. He's had to deal with this, as well as having to do a long interview with the Australian press to silence some long-standing questions about his sexuality, as well as his work out habits (or lack thereof).

    http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/sto...48-661,00.html

    The date on that is August 2006? He did end up retiring last fall.


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    Re: Ian Thorpe "The Thorpedo" in drug test touble?

    Yeah all the stuff about him being fat was last year while he was in the US training before retiring.

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    Re: Ian Thorpe "The Thorpedo" in drug test touble?

    Quote Originally Posted by mmmm8
    [quote author=Moose link=1175403777/0#3 date=1175442979]rough week for the Thorpedo. He's had to deal with this, as well as having to do a long interview with the Australian press to silence some long-standing questions about his sexuality, as well as his work out habits (or lack thereof).

    http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/sto...48-661,00.html

    The date on that is August 2006? He did end up retiring last fall.[/quote]

    Didn't even notice that, M8. It was on Yahoo Sports this week.
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