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Swimming champ Thorpe in rehab for depression

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Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe was in rehabilitation for depression Tuesday after a mixture of painkillers and anti-depressants left him disoriented on a Sydney street, highlighting the pressures facing elite athletes after retirement. 

Olympic swim champ Ian Thorpe, pictured in Sydney on February 3, 2011, is in rehab for depression after a mixture of painkillers and anti-depressants left him disoriented on a Sydney street

But his manager James Erskine insisted no alcohol was involved, as the swimmer's father suggested he faced months of treatment but would "come out the other side".

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