James Magnussen can lift the Dolphins

James Magnussen is the alpha male the Australian swim team needs, capable of lifting spirits like Ian Thorpe or Grant Hackett, according to head coach Leigh Nugent. Magnussen has further asserted himself as the genuine star of the Dolphins squad at London Olympic trials in Adelaide, as he claimed the 100m and 50m freestyle double … [Read the full story]

Ian Thorpe returns for Olympic glory

Suddenly Ian Thorpe is feeling a little bit media-shy. The move is in sharp contrast to 12 months ago when Thorpe had the chief executive of a sponsor formally announce his sporting comeback to the nation. Though he is yet to reach his lofty standards of the past, interest remains intense in the star of … [Read the full story]