31 Jan '14, 12am

Swimming: Five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe in rehab, says report

Swimming: Five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe in rehab, says report

Swimmer Ian Thorpe of Australia speaks with reporters during a press conference near the Olympic Stadium in London in this file photo taken on July 26, 2012. Five-time Olympic swimming gold medallist Thorpe has been admitted to a Sydney hospital battling depression and alcohol abuse, a report said on Jan 31, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia's five-time Olympic swimming gold medallist Ian Thorpe has been admitted to a Sydney hospital battling depression and alcohol abuse, a report said on Friday. The 31-year-old, one of Australia's most recognised sportsmen, has struggled to adjust to life after swimming and with the disappointment of a failed effort to reach the 2012 London Olympics. The Sydney Daily Telegraph said he was injured in a fall earlier this week before his family sought medical help, with Thorpe admitted to hospital on Wednesday, where he will ...

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