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Friday January 27, 2006 2:11 pm

Swimmer Ian Thorpe will Retire After ‘08 Olympics

Posted by Jeff Chan Categories: Athletes, Olympics,

Ian ThorpeIan Thorpe, a superb swimmer from Australia, will call it quits after the 2008 Olympics, at the ripe old age of 25.  Thorpe, nick-named the “Thorpedo” was outstanding in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, where he picked up two gold medals and a silver for participating in a riveting four man relay race against Michael Phelps and the United States team.  He has placed a total of nine times in the Olympics, including five gold medals, three silver medals and one bronze medal.

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