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Thorpe’s gay revelations earn praise, support

In this Aug. 16, 2004 file photo, Ian Thorpe of Australia, smiles with his gold medal after winning the 200-meter freestyle at the Olympic Aquatic Centre at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.  AP FILE PHOTO

Swimming giant Ian Thorpe received support and glowing praise Monday for revealing he is gay in a move advocates believe will help remove the stigma of homophobia in sport.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Ian Thorpe reveals he is gay in interview

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Five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpe for the first time publicly confirmed that he is gay during a television interview on Sunday, ending years of speculation about his sexuality.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Swimmer Yu makes Youth Olympics Games

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Roxanne Ashley Yu made it to the Youth Olympic Games slated Aug. 16 to 28 in Nanjing, China, by winning the girls’ 200-meter backstroke gold medal in the 57th Malaysian Open at Bukit Jalil Aquatic Centre in Kuala Lumpur last weekend.

Posted: May 15th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Votohan, Ybanez sparkle in Palaro

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National Capital Region took an iron-clad hold of the Palarong Pambansa gold count with its swimming romp and the heroics of Jomar Votohan, who shattered a 16-year-old mark in century dash on Wednesday.

Posted: May 8th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Olympic great Thorpe out of hospital after battling infections

Ian Thorpe AP FILE PHOTO

Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe has left a Sydney hospital after battling serious infections for more than three weeks following shoulder surgery, his manager said Wednesday.

Posted: April 30th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

US hope Andrew thrilled by return of idol Phelps

Michael Phelps starts the 50-meter freestyle preliminary heat during the Arena Grand Prix swim event, Friday, April 25, 2014, in Mesa, Ariz. It is Phelps' second competitive event after a nearly two-year retirement. (AP Photo/Matt York)

No one watched Michael Phelps’s return to competition this week with a keener eye than Michael Andrew, the 15-year-old already tipped as the Olympic swimming legend’s likely successor.

Posted: April 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Michael Phelps loses to Lochte in comeback meet

Michael Phelps speaks to the media after the 100-meter butterfly at the Arena Grand Prix swim meet, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Mesa, Ariz. It is Phelps' first competitive event after a nearly two-year retirement. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Michael Phelps has lost in the first final of his comeback after a 20-month retirement in the 100-meter butterfly final at the Arena Grand Prix on Thursday night.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Phelps having fun in his return to swimming

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Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of competitive swimming pool for the simplest of reasons: He missed the sport that has been his entire life.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Phelps entered in 3 events at comeback meet

In this Aug. 3, 2012, file photo, United States' Michael Phelps displays his gold medal for the men's 100-meter butterfly swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Bob Bowman, the swimmer's longtime coach, told The Associated Press on Monday, April 14, 2014, that Phelps is entered in three events — the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly at his first meet since the 2012 London Games at a meet in Mesa, Ariz., on April 24-26. AP

Michael Phelps is entered in three events at his first swimming meet since he retired after the 2012 London Olympics.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Phelps will be racing himself in swimming comeback

In this Aug. 4, 2012, file photo, United States' Michael Phelps swims in the men's 4 X 100-meter medley relay at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. AP

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian ever, is coming out of retirement to swim next week at the Arena Grand Prix in Arizona.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Racing days over for ailing Ian Thorpe—manager

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Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe was battling serious infections Wednesday in a Sydney hospital following shoulder surgery, his manager said, adding he would likely never swim competitively again.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

‘To have world-class athletes, take politics out of PH sports’ – Uytengsu Jr.

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Before Wilfred Uytengsu, Jr., president and CEO of Alaska Milk, became a competitive tri-athlete, he was a swimmer. In fact, he was the captain of the University of Southern California swim team.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Swim or ‘sink’ for Filipino tankers–Joseph

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Swimmer would rather get out of the national pool and forfeit their allowances from the Philippine Sports Commission than sacrifice educational scholarships offered them by schools overseas.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

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