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  1. Olympic Swimming Legend May Never Compete Again

    Ian Thorpe, Australia’s five-time Olympic champion, is being treated in a Sydney hospital after contracting two potentially lethal infections. The “Thorpedo” will probably never swim competitively again, but his manager has dismissed reports that the athlete could lose the use of his arm. Thorpe, 31, contracted the infections after undergoing shoulder reconstruction surgery. He was the youngest swimmer to represent Australia in the Olympics at the age of 14, and came out of retirement in 2012 in a failed bid to return to the Olympics. 

    Sources: The AustralianNZ HeraldThe Guardian

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