Name: Luke Buckmaster
Date registered: October 4, 2015
- Ian Thorpe on bullying, depression and athletes’ mental health — February 28, 2017
His history with mental health has been well-documented, but now the former Olympic champion has turned his attention to a new issue: bullying
Ian Thorpe is on the eighth floor of ABC headquarters in Ultimo, Sydney, seated in an empty boardroom. Behind him is a floor-to-ceiling window facing west, looking out onto the city. The famous Frank Gehry-designed “crumpled paper bag” building at the University of Technology Sydney rises from the earth like a giant alien root, consuming much of the view.
I figure it’s fitting to ask, given where we are, if Thorpe has watched Barracuda, ABC TV’s recent miniseries about a young, gay, stop-at-nothing swimmer determined to make the Olympics.
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