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Gold medalist Ian Thorpe celebrates after he won the 200m freestyle at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Pieter Van Den Hoogenband (L) finished second and Michael Phelps finished third.

One of Ian Thorpe's greatest swimming rivals believes the returning Olympic champion can add to his gold medal tally next year in London.

Shane Perkins celebrates winning his the Men's Sprint semi final at the 2010 UCI World Track Cycling Championships in Melbourne.

Victorian Shane Perkins wrapped up the sprint double at the Scody Cycling Australia Track National Championships. Perkins added the Australian keirin title to his sprint crown at Sydney's Dunc Gray Velodrome on Sunday.

Newly appointed Australian Eventing Head Coach Prue Barrett.

Top Eventing Coach Prue Barrett has been appointed National Performance Director of the Australian Eventing Team ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Barrett’s appointment comes after long-term coach Wayne Roycroft stepped down from his role as Eventing Head Coach in December 2010.

Anna Meares of Australia celebrates winning the Women's Keirin during day three of the UCI World Track Cycling Championships at Hisense Arena on December 4, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia.

Anna Meares, undoubtedly Australia's best female track cyclist, added national title No.27 to her already bursting medal cabinet

Jack Bobridge of Australia on his way to winning the Mens Individual Pursuit Gold during day one of the UCI Track World Cup at Hisense Arena on November 20, 2008 in Melbourne, Australia.

Commonwealth champion Jack Bobridge smashed the individual pursuit world record to become the fastest track cyclist in history over 4000 metres and then backed up to win the gold at the national titles on Wednesday.

Swimming legend Ian Thorpe has completed the first official training session of his comeback in front of a huge media contingent at the pool that bears his name in Sydney.

Shane Perkins celebrates winning his the Men's Sprint semi final at the 2010 UCI World Track Cycling Championships in Melbourne.

Commonwealth Games champion and World Championship silver medallist Shane Perkins tonight reclaimed the Australian sprint crown only after fending off a strong challenge from West Australia's Scott Sunderland in a hard fought three round final.

Ian Thorpe shows his delight after winning the 200m freestyle at Athens 2004.

Australia’s most successful Olympian, Ian Thorpe, confirmed today he is training to ‘return to swimming at the elite level’ in a quest to qualify for the London Olympic Games in 2012.

Liesel Jones displays her Olympic medals as the Australian Olympic team arrive home at Sydney Airport following the Beijing 2008 Olympics August 26, 2008 in Sydney, Australia.

Ten Olympic sports will share in $2.5 million in targeted funding support under the Government’s Green and Gold Project to boost

2011 Summer Swim Series, North Sydney Pool

Retro lifeguards danced in the stands, a DJ pumped out summer sounds and Libby Trickett taught the new kids how to boogie poolside