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Why Professional Athletes Struggle with Retirement

With all of the hype surrounding around Ian Thorpe’s comeback, you might have missed the latest announcement of another former Australian ‘super-fish’ Michael Klim returning to the Aussie swim team for London. At 33, he is a three-time Olympian who started his own range of skincare products after announcing his retirement in 2007 (when he…

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The Greatest Athlete Comebacks in Sports History

Australia’s swimming legend and most successful Olympian, Ian Thorpe, announced last week that he would be returning to competitive swimming with a view to winning even more medals at the 2012 Olympic Games, in London. Thorpe, who is just 28 years old, originally took a break from swimming in 2006 and, at the time, refused…

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