IMG Worldwide signs Ian Thorpe as global client

October 1, 2010

IMG Worldwide, the global sports and entertainment company, has signed Australian swimmer and five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe as a global client.

Thorpe will be represented outside of Australia, New Zealand and Japan by IMG who will work closely with his existing team, Grand Slam International.

IMG will also help develop the Thorpedo brand as well as Thorpe’s charitable foundation, Fountain for Youth.

Since taking a break from swimming, Thorpe has dedicated his time to Fountain for Youth. The organisation aims to embrace humanity by nurturing children, specifically raising funds for disadvantaged children and research into childhood illnesses, focusing on education as a catalyst for improved health.

Thorpe has won a total of nine Olympic medals, including five gold medals. He was also the first person to win six gold medals at one World Championship.