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June 8, 2004 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
He says all the right things the right way. You are thinking Michael Jordan or Wayne Gretzky or Alex Rodriguez, those vintage models of the superstar athlete in the clothes of a cool corporate pitchman. Swim star Ian Thorpe, winner of three gold medals and two silver at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, seems to slot neatly into that role, delivering sound bites almost on cue.
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June 8, 2004 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
He says all the right things the right way. You are thinking Michael Jordan or Wayne Gretzky or Alex Rodriguez, those vintage models of the superstar athlete in the clothes of a cool corporate pitchman. Swim star Ian Thorpe, winner of three gold medals and two silver at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, seems to slot neatly into that role, delivering sound bites almost on cue.
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