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Thorpe denies comeback report

Updated: May 3, 2010, 1:47 AM ET
Associated Press

BRISBANE, Australia -- Ian Thorpe has ruled out a comeback to competitive swimming, rejecting Australian media reports Monday that the five-time Olympic gold medalist wanted to qualify for a relay at the 2012 London Games.

"I have no intention of returning to competitive swimming," Thorpe said in a statement released by his management. "My position at the media conference in 2006 announcing the discontinuation of my competitive swimming career has not changed."

The Courier-Mail newspaper ...

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