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Thorpedo Don't Fit In Speedo

1/28/2009 5:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe -- medalist nine times over in 2000 and 2004 -- now has his very own flotation device.

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TT    

HE CAN PUT HIS SHORTS UNDER MY BED, ANYTIME....

2007 days ago
17.

Cam    

That isn't a TATOO, it was a decal to identify him as swimming for Australia in that meet.

2007 days ago
18.

thoughtfull    

Ok so "Tattoo" aside, totally different belly button. 2004 is an outie, 2009 is an innie. He did not pack on so much weight to change that. Not the same guy.

2007 days ago
19.

C    

And he STILL looks better than most of you!

2007 days ago
20.

lol    

Just curious how many members of the TMZ staff have been on Olympic swim teams? What's that? None? I thought so.

2007 days ago
21.

Disgusting    

Gross. No way that's the same guy.

2007 days ago
22.

Frag The Paps    

This is the same beatoff that got the hot ESPN reporter fired. Remember when she joked with him about the size of his feet " you know what they say about a guy with big feet ". He ratted her out and she was fired. What a total douchebag. I'm sure he and his boyfriend are really happy.

2007 days ago
23.

Who Dat?    

TMZ, you copied this from The Daily Mail (London). Can't you come up with original stuff, without having to plagarize from newspapers?

2007 days ago
24.

Ali    

What person can be expected to maintain their same Olympic body-trained shape for 9 years? Of course he would gain a few pounds after he stopped training. Give him a break. He looks good to me.

2007 days ago
25.

eric    

I would still do him after each of my traitorous radio shows! He looks like a ditto head

2007 days ago
26.

sandyduncansglasseye    

he looks hotter a little heavier. YUM!!!

2007 days ago
27.

MIS    

ITS TOTALLY A DIFFERENT PERSON. LOOK AT THE BELLY BUTTON. AND HIS CHEST AND NIPPLES ARE DIFFERENT...WITH OR WITHOUT EXTRA MEAT.

2007 days ago
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Ms_Tell_It_Like_It_Is    

This is the same guy with right much MORE weight and right much LESS working out... that's real life, folks... also a few more years. Get used to it. Those of you saying "gross", you will go the same right soon, losers (if you aren't already obese, which you probably are).

He has had a rough couple of years with bad drug test results, so he probably did some emotional eating, too.

Bummer... he was OMG hot before. Not bad now, but not world class.

2007 days ago
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Ms_Tell_It_Like_It_Is    

PS you can see him here last June and see his fuller face - it shows it is the same man for sure.
http://www.smh.com.au/news/swimming/ian-thorpe-set-to-sue-over-drug-story/2008/06/24/1214073204853.html

2007 days ago
30.

uglysexy    

Damn I look better than he does in a speedo and I'm 54

if you don't believe it check me out in the hot tub scene with
Estella Warren in the film "Her Minor Thing" on dvd

2007 days ago
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