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Publishing your autobiography shortly after retiring is a sporting rite of passage.

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Seven-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist Geoff Huegill wants to help change the mentality in the Australian swim team from “I” to “we” following his second retirement from the sport.

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It was a week of the almost fairytale at this year’s Australian Swimming Championship, which doubled as the selection trials for the 2012 London Olympics.

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The final chapter of Geoff Huegill’s fairy tale swimming comeback may have been written after his hopes of a London Olympic swan song were dashed at trials in Adelaide on Wednesday night.

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Geoff Huegill’s quest to extend his remarkable return to swimming to the London Olympics goes on the line at trials in Adelaide on Wednesday night.

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Geoff Huegill believes Ian Thorpe could extend his comeback to swimming beyond next year’s London Olympics.

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Having conquered his own personal Everest in 1996, Kieren Perkins has a special insight into the challenges facing Ian Thorpe and others aiming comebacks at the 2012 London Olympics.

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The lure of London isn’t money. It’s addiction; getting one more hit of the greatest fix sport offers – the Olympic high.

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Dual Olympic gold medallist Michael Klim admits he risks flopping in his return to competitive swimming and has no expectations.

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Five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe informed the press in Sydney yesterday that he would return to professional swimming at the 2012 London Olympics. Thorpe announced the decision was already made in September last year, on the back of commentating at the Delhi Commonwealth Games.

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Ian Thorpe has ended months of speculation by announcing his return to swimming today, just in time for the 2012 London Olympics. It’s a much-needed boost for Australian swimming, which has been on a steady decline since Thorpe’s retirement four years ago.

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Moments after ending speculation about his own future, London Olympic aspirant Geoff Huegill hoped he had also helped Ian Thorpe make up his mind about a swimming comeback.

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If any movie studios were looking to make a film out of a real life fairytale, any number of sporting moments from 2010 would suffice.

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In a year in which Australians starred across the globe, from gold medals at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver to the Commonwealth Games in Delhi to some remarkable individual performances at home and abroad, just who was the sportsperson of 2010?

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Australia’s comeback kid, Geoff Huegill, is leading the way in the pool, and he is just one of many who have defied the odds for our proud nation.

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Head coach Leigh Nugent believes the entire Australian swim team will benefit from Geoff Huegill’s spectacular resurrection, feeling his life experience and leadership could prove an ace up the Dolphins’ sleeve in the years ahead.

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Geoff Huegill’s bid to qualify for this year’s Commonwealth Games remains on track after he took out the 50m butterfly at the Victorian Open swimming championships on Saturday night.

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