The man nicknamed Thorpedo retired in 2006, and he said this was a "celebration of his success".
He then attempted a comeback in 2011, as he tried to make the Australian team for the 2012 Olympics.
Ultimately the dream return turned in to a nightmare, as Thorpe failed to make the cut at the Australian time trials.
Thorpe had to be content working as a pundit for the Games, instead.
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