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Ian Thorpe

Olympic Swimming Legend

Ian Thorpe is an Australian swimming legend who has won five Olympic gold medals, the most won by any Australian. Ian was the most successful athlete at the 2000 Summer Olympics and at the 2001 World Aquatics Championships and became the first person to win six gold medals in one World Championship. In total, he has won 11 World Championship golds, the third-highest number of any swimmer.

"One of the world's greatest athletes"

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In detail

In 2012 Ian made his TV debut as a commentator for the BBC at the Olympic Games in London and released an autobiography titled 'This Is Me' which touches upon his battle with depression and the pressures that go along with being an athletic icon. He is continuing his career in the swimming world as a broadcaster and also founded the Ian Thorpe Fountain for Youth which raises funds for research into childhood illnesses and sponsors a school in Beijing. In 2010, the foundation was honored by the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders, recognising and acknowledging the professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future.

What he offers you

An advocate for goal setting and a healthy lifestyle, Ian Thorpe translates his achievements in sport to business and life situations and shows how it is possible to achieve success through determination and courage.

How he presents

Highly inspiring and charismatic, Ian Thorpe is a sought-after guest speaker at a wide range of events and his presentations are well received by audiences around the globe.


He presents in English.

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  • Motivation
  • Inspiration
  • Goal Setting
  • The Olympics
  • Performing at the Highest Level
  • Lifestyle
  • The Life and Times of Ian Thorpe


  • 2012
    This Is Me
  • 2011
    Cook for Your Life

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