Former MasterChef … The son of Ian Thorpe's swimming coach has been hit with 25 additional charges over sexual assault of children at a Sydney pool. Swimming at Athens 2004, Sydney 2000 Olympics. Named in honour of five-time Gold Medal winning champion, Ian Thorpe, this iconic $40 million facility shaped in the form of a distinctive wave features three indoor heated pools and a spa, health club with an extensive cardio and weights area, spin room and group fitness studio, and a sauna and steam room to enjoy all year round. Olympic Athlete for Australia. An inside look at the life of Ian Thorpe, his return to professional swimming and journey to the 2012 London Olympics. Born 13 October 1982. Ian Thorpe, (born October 13, 1982, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), Australian athlete, who was the most successful swimmer in that country’s history, accumulating five Olympic gold medals and 11 world championship titles between 1998 and 2004. Thorpe will present a two-part television documentary called Bullied on ABC Television, using hidden-camera footage to give a victim's-eye-view of bullying, It is scheduled to begin airing 14 March 2017. Ian THORPE.