Thorpe silent on new coach
IAN Thorpe will fly to Switzerland after his short training stint in Abu Dhabi, seeming to confirm speculation he’s linking up with former Australian Institute of Sport coach Gennadi Touretski. Thorpe remains tight-lipped about the identity of the coach for the next stage of his comeback. But a source close to the Olympic champion confirmed he would move next month to Switzerland where Touretski, the man behind the careers of Alexander Popov and Michael Klim, runs the Swiss national training centre at Locarno, near the Italian border. ‘‘ Everyone’s saying ’ why aren’t you telling us?’ I’m not saying it because you’ll know exactly where to go to find me’,’’ said Thorpe.