Fighting depression – Five-time Olympic gold medalist Ian Thorpe is currently in rehab undergoing treatment for depression. The former swimming champion, who is Australia's most successful Olympian, has struggled to adjust to life since retiring from the sport.
Thorpe checks into rehab – Thorpe's autobiography revealed his battle with depression and alcoholism. The book, "This is me" gave an eye-opening insight into the life of one of the world's most famous athletes.
Golden wonder – Thorpe won three gold medals in his first Olympic Games and became a huge hit with his home fans. The Sydney Games were a huge success for Australia and its new superstar. Just 17 at the time, Thorpe ended up with five medals in total and established himself as one of the sport's most exciting talents.
High five – Thorpe won two more gold medals at the 2004 Athens Games -- taking his collection to five in total and securing his standing as Australia's most successful Olympian.
End of the road – Thorpe's attempts to make a return to swimming following his retirement in 2006 ended in disappointment when he failed to qualify for the London Games. He had hoped to return to action in July's Commonwealth Games in Scotland but has since retired following a shoulder injury.