All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Olympian’

Ian Thorpe Fighting Shoulder Infection

Australian swimmer and nine-time Olympic medalist Ian Thorpe has been battling a fairly serious infection shortly following a shoulder surgery. The sad news that Thorpe may not swim competitively again was announced by his agent James Erskine. While the infection has been a struggle for the Olympian, Australian media outlets have claimed the infection might take his left arm. Erskine …

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Grant Hackett: Australian Olympic Swimmer Seeks Rehab Treatment

An urgent family intervention Tuesday on the Gold Coast prompted Australian Olympic swimmer Grant Hackett to seek help for a drug addiction. Now, Hackett is on his way to the United States to admit himself into a rehab facility. The 33-year-old gold-winning Olympian is reportedly addicted to the sleeping drug Stilnox, surprisingly the same drug fellow swimmer Michael Phelps once admitted to …

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Kyle Bennett Dies at 33, Olympic BMX Racer

Bike racing, especially Bicycle Motorcross (BMX), is a very integral part of any summer Olympic season. With this in mind, it is sad news to bear that Kyle Bennett, a well-known BMX racer, has passed away. Kyle Bennett, from Conroe, Texas, was always interested in the bike-racing scene. At the age of seven, his grandfather took him to the Armarillo …

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