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Champion Swimmer Ian Thorpe Coming Out Of Retirement

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Champion Swimmer Ian Thorpe Coming Out Of Retirement

Five-time Olympic freestyle champion Ian Thorpe will be taking his shirt off again!

Oh, and he’ll also be coming out of retirement to compete in the 2012 London games!

"Ian Thorpe is very much back," said John Borghetti of sponsor Virgin Blue at a press conference. "He registered this morning with the international drug testing register and he's planning to win lots of gold at the 2012 Olympics."

Ian retired in 2006 after falling ill, but after some time off is ready to go again.

"I could actually taste it — I haven't felt like swimming like that for a very long time" said Australia’s most decorated Olympian.

Awesome! He’s been out of practice for a few years now, so we hope he’s training hard!

[Image via AP Images.]

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