Five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe is one of our greatest ever athletes. Now, after his own struggle with mental health issues, the Aussie legend is on a new mission to help others fight their own battle.
What is Armani for You? Ian Thorpe https://youtu.be/icM84NhDFWI Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe recalls his first meeting with Mr Armani and how Giorgio Armani style reflects his own interpretation of elegance.
Lane 1- NBC Sports posts "Ryan Lochte, with new coach, races in first meet since Olympics. Ryan Lochte is back in the competition pool. The 12-time Olympic medalist, suspended from USA Swimming and international meets through June, won a 200-yard individual medley at the U.S. Masters nationals in Riverside, Calif., on Friday. He also finished second in a 100-yard breaststroke."
Lane 2 - Republik Fitness Center posts "Olympic Series Swim Clinics with Charl Crous. At Fitrepublik, we are hosting the Olympic Series Swim Clinics on with Olympian Charl Crous. The coach will be in water demonstrating and focusing on the techniques, starts, turns and finishes. It is highly recommended for competitive swimmers as they get to see first-hand how Olympic Athletes practice for the racing season!"
Lane 3- GQ posts "The Real-Life Diet of Olympic Swimmer Ryan Murphy. Professional athletes don’t get to the top by accident. It takes superhuman levels of time, dedication, and focus—and that includes paying attention to what they put in their bellies. In this series, GQ takes a look at what pro athletes in different sports eat on a daily basis to perform at their best."
Lane 4 - Herald Sun posts "Remember when: swimmer Craig Stevens stepped aside for Ian Thorpe in 400m ahead of Athens. IAN Thorpe declared he would only accept a place in the 400m freestyle at the Athens Olympics if Craig Stevens withdrew of his own accord. Thorpe wanted to know Stevens’ reasons for pulling out. Stevens, who received a shock Olympic 400m berth after Thorpe’s disqualification for a false start at the trials considered relinquishing his place to concentrate on his pet 1500m event and clear the path for Thorpe to defend his sole individual Olympic crown."
Lane 5 - MLive posts (w/video) "Under Armour features Rockford's Johnny Agar in new Michael Phelps ad. Becki Agar, who in March just wanted to help motivate her son in his on-going battle with cerebral palsy, ended up helping her son inspire a whole lot more. A video she created of her son, Johnny, next to Olympic great Michael Phelps reached new heights Friday when Under Armor representatives helped celebrate the inspiration of the 23-year-old and his father, Jeff. The two have been involved in a number of runs and triathlons over the years. The company's surprise gift? A TV spot of the video."
Lane 6 - Daily Mail posts "Adam Peaty stays ahead of the pack despite his rivals spying on him: 'A copy is never going to be as good as the original'. Adam Peaty won gold in the 100m breaststroke at the Rio Olympic Games . The Olympic champion took a complete break from the pool following Rio. Such is his dominance, others have been filming Peaty's style in the pool. Peaty's next goal is defending his titles at the World Championships in Budapest. Much has been made of Peaty's potential to swim under 56 seconds in his event."
Lane 7 - Al Arabiya posts (w/video) "Syrian swimmer Yusra Mardini appointed UN Goodwill ambassador. Yusra Mardini, a Syrian teenage girl who helped save a boat carrying fellow refugees and later became an Olympic swimmer, was appointed today as Goodwill Ambassador for the U.N. refugee agency."
Lane 8 - The Courier Mail posts "lympic greats call time on AOC chief John Coates. AUSTRALIA’S greatest Olympian, Dawn Fraser, has called time on the presidency of AOC boss John Coates a week out from the vote that could see him ousted after 27 years in the job."
Lane 1 - China Daily posts "Swimming star Park Tae-hwan speaks out. In an interview afterward he said he was pressed by former Vice Minister of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jong to skip the Rio Olympics. "He said if I don't go to the Rio Olympics, I would be assured of getting a sponsorship and being a professor at Dankook University. But if I do what I want, I would be in a very awkward situation,"Park said."
Lane 2 - Science Daily posts "Paddle or rake to improve your swimming stroke? Note to elite swimmers: Are you looking for a competitive edge in the hydrodynamics of your front crawl? Start by considering your stroke. If you are paddling, swimming with fingers pressed together like a blade, try spreading your fingers apart and rake the water for greater efficiency."
Lane 3 - Channel News Asia posts "Joseph Schooling's next goal: To break 100m butterfly world record. Speaking to Channel NewsAsia on the sidelines of a golf fundraiser organised by the Singapore Swimming Association, Schooling shared how he hopes his training regime will bring him closer to that target."
Lane 4 - Daily Mail posts "Au revoir, Australia! Ian Thorpe is moving to PARIS with socialite boyfriend Ryan Channing."
Lane 1 - OutinPerth posts "Ian Thorpe and Ryan Channing show their support for marriage equality. Swimming champion Ian Thorpe and boyfriend Ryan Channing are the latest celebrities to show their support for marriage equality by joining the Say ‘I Do’ Down Under campaign. The duo posted a photo to Instagram over the weekend showing them enjoying the sunshine on Sydney Harbour."
Lane 2 - Fox Sports posts "Watch Katie Ledecky shatter an NCAA record in the 1000 free. She also broke a 26-year-old pool record that belonged to Janet Evans. You know, NBD."
Lane 3 - ABC 7 posts "LOS ANGELES' OLYMPIC BID EMPHASIZES DIVERSITY AS AMERICA'S STRENGTH. Olympic gold medalist swimmer Janet Evans was also part of L.A.'s bid presentation. "People were interested. People were engaged. People were listening, and that's really what you want," Evans told Eyewitness News by phone following the event."
Lane 4 - 9 News posts "Caregivers learn from Amy Van Dyken-Rouen. A nonprofit in Denver is featuring former Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen at a symposium for caregivers. The six-time Olympic champion was critically injured in an ATV accident in 2014. Her spinal cord was severed, and she was paralyzed from the waist down."
Lane 1 - BBC posts "Michael Jamieson: Swimmer 'leaning towards' retirement. Olympic 2012 silver medallist Michael Jamieson admits he is "leaning towards" retirement from swimming, but will decide his future in the coming weeks. The 27-year-old was contemplating life outside the sport while working for the media at the Olympic Games in Rio."
Lane 2 - AdNews posts "Optus taps Ian Thorpe for humorous chat show. Working with Sydney-based content agency We Are Social, Optus has rolled out a series of short form videos featuring Australian swimmer and Olympian Ian Thorpe interviewing a host of sporting stars."
Lane 3 - Georgia247Sports posts "Ex-UGA swimmer shows tremendous class after Olympic games. Three-time olympian Allison Schmitt returns home from the 2016 Rio games with a gold medal and silver medal, giving her eight medals total (four gold, two silver, two bronze). With the United States dominant performance in the Olympics becoming overshadowed by controversy, Schmitt provided some much-needed class on Sunday."
Lane 4 - BuzzFeed posts "How Katie Ledecky Stacks Up Against Male Swimmers. The swimming phenomenon was the standout performer in Rio, and probably isn’t yet at the peak of her powers."
Lane 5 - Greatest posts "Missy Franklin's Disappointing Olympics Is Actually the Most Relatable Story From Rio. On paper, Franklin tanked. She missed the finals in both of her individual events (finishing last and second-to-last in her semifinal heats). She isn't coming home empty-handed—the 4-by-200 meter freestyle relay team she was a part of went on to win gold. Still, this was nowhere near the Olympics Franklin dreamed of."
Lane 6 - The Charlotte Observer posts "Charlotte swimmers welcomed back from Rio Olympics. The Rio Olympics were David Marsh’s fourth as a swim coach, and his first time as head coach of the U.S. women swimmers. But for Marsh, who lives in Davidson, Brazil was extra special. Eight U.S. medals came out of SwimMac’s Team Elite, the team that trained in Charlotte and included athletes like Anthony Ervin, Katie Meili and Kathleen Baker, all of whom were greeted by family, friends and fans Sunday at a dinner in Cornelius."
Lane 7 - BuzzFeed posts "A Regular Guy Tried To Race An Olympic Swimmer."
Lane 8 - Derby Telegraph posts "Rebecca Adlington to give children swimming lessons after returning from Rio Olympics/ Inspired to jump into the pool after watching the Rio Olympics? The good news is, an Olympic champion is planning to pass on her tips to kids in the swimming pool. After the success of Team GB in the Olympics, including City of Derby swimmer Adam Peaty's gold and silver medals, former champion Rebecca Adlington will be in Burton passing on helpful swimming tips to youngsters."
Lane 1 - Stuff posts "NZ swimming star Lauren Boyle 'honoured' to follow in Katie Ledecky's wake. Lauren Boyle has her head round the fact that silver is almost certainly the best she can hope for in Rio."
Lane 2 - Bright House Network posts "Olympic gold medalists, NFL star surprise Invictus athletes. Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe, a five-time gold medalist; U.S. balance beam gold medalist Shawn Johnson; and Max Starks, an Orlando Lake Highland Prep and University of Florida alumnus, met with athletes as Invictus Celebrity Ambassadors for more than a hour, shaking hands to beaming competitors, answering questions and passing down some of their knowledge as world-class athletes."
Lane 3 - TMZ posts "DIANA NYAD RIO IS UNSAFE Olympians In Serious Danger."
Lane 4 - InStyle posts "Olympic Swimmer Dana Vollmer Lives for Bubble Baths — and We Can Relate."
Lane 1 - OK! posts "Harry Needs begs Rebecca Adlington to give marriage another chance. Olympic swimmer ended her marriage last month."
Lane 2 - The Sydney Morning Herald posts "Australian Swimming Championships: Cameron McEvoy sets the pace but James Magnussen, Kyle Chalmers must lift in 100m free final. Cameron McEvoy shapes as the clear man to beat in the marquee men's sprint at the Olympic swimming trials in Adelaide but the challengers have arrived for the second 100m freestyle spot, starting with rejuvenated veteran Matt Abood."
Lane 3 - iOL posts "One shot to make a splash. South African swimmers will get only one shot at qualifying for the Rio Olympic Games and that’s at the SA Swimming Championships and Olympic trials, starting today at the Kings Park Aquatics Centre in Durban. Chad Le Clos will be the main attraction at the national championships-cum-Olympic trials in Durban this week as he attempts to cement his place in the team for the Rio Games."
Lane 4 - The Courier Mail posts "Ian Thorpe backs Grant Hackett to make Rio Olympics after Hackett makes 400m final at Aust. trials."
Lane 5 - The Japan Times posts "Kitajima makes retirement official, ending illustrious career. For more than a decade, Kosuke Kitajima competed at the highest levels of the swimming world. Now that he’s jumped in the pool for the last time, the battles he had against the world’s other top swimmers is something the Japanese superstar says he will genuinely miss."
Lane 6 - AZ Central posts "Olympian Franklin promotes swim lessons in Arizona."
Lane 7 - TrueSport posts "Elizabeth Beisel Plays This or That."
Lane 8 - CBC posts "Swimming 101: The story behind what you see at an Olympic pool."
Lane 1 - Tech Crunch posts "Withings Activité, The Activity Tracking Watch, Now Knows When You’re Swimming."
Lane 2 - WBAL 11 posts "Michael Phelps swims his final North Baltimore Aquatic Club race. Olympics swimming great Michael Phelps is preparing for the 2016 Summer Games. But prior to that, Phelps returned to where it all began, the North Baltimore Aquatic Club, and swam competitively there for what he said was the last time."
Lane 3 - Detroit Free Press posts "Canton gold medalist Schmitt fighting past depression. Allison Schmitt did not want to cry. And she especially hated letting her tears flow on a pool deck where she was surrounded by Olympic teammates and other elite swimmers from around the country."
Lane 4 - Haaretz posts "Thorpedo' spotted at archaeological dig in Israel. Australian Olympic champion Ian Thorpe gets down and dirty filming documentary on human evolution at an archaeological dig site in northern Israel."
Lane 5 - The Australian posts "Grant Hackett aims for last Olympic hurrah at Rio Games. Dual Olympic champion Grant Hackett has finally confirmed that he will make a run at next year’s Rio Olympics, as he prepares to depart with the Australian team for first time in seven years for next month’s world championships."
Lane 6 - Swimming World posts "How Swimming Can Help You Overcome A Bad Breakup."
Lane 7 - US Embassy Wellington posts "Independence Day message to New Zealanders from US Olympic Swimmer Dara Torres. Dara Torres, who won 12 medals as the only American to compete in five Olympic games, reflects on what is important to her on the Fourth of July."
Lane 8 - HuffPost has "6 Pool Safety Questions You Need Answered Before You Dive In."
Lane 1 - Take Part posts "How a Former Olympian Became An LGBT Icon of the Fashion World. After facing discrimination in sports, Casey Legler took a surprising career turn."
Lane 2 - Go Swim posts "Freestyle - Breathing to Both Sides. Sure, most people call it "bilateral" breathing, but when you're working with developing swimmers, try to keep the language as common as possible."
Lane 3 - The Charlotte Observer posts "Ryan Lochte swimming against his reputation. Olympian still struggling with jock persona, still adjusting to Charlotte, still looking for Mrs. Right (sort of)."
Lane 4 - Brisbane Times posts "How swimming turned my life around: Grant Hackett. The road to recovery: Former Olympian's return to the pool after nearly seven years away from competition is proving to be fun."
Lane 5 - The Daily Telegraph posts "Sexy Cheyenne Tozzi is living it up in Sydney on a luxury boat with her pal Ian Thorpe."
Lane 6 - The Nottingham Post has "Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington expecting baby girl."
Lane 8 - Marine Times posts "Marines help coach Afghanistan's first water polo team."