Thorpe told Australia’s Sunday Telegraph: “There is (someone special in my life), but they don’t live in this country.”
Interesting choice of pronoun.
“He described the relationship as a ‘newbie’ and said it was going well. Thorpe, who is preparing to travel to the Beijing Olympics to honour sponsorship commitments, has previously been linked to a bevy of women…The 25-year-old’s sexuality has also been the subject of speculation, with persistent claims the gold-medallist is gay. However, Thorpe has denied this, saying that the subject was nobody’s business.”
Ian Thorpe Extinguishes Olympic Flame, Ever so Briefly [tr]
Ian Thorpe is Still Not Gay [tr]