Thought Calamity James, Bob Burnquist, Hijo del Santo, and Yao Ming were the only big-ish names is green sporting? (Because I know you spend a lot of time pondering the big-ish names is green sporting.)

Well, add these to your list:

Pioneering tennis phenom Billie Jean King is involved in plans for a green community, fitness facility, and exhibition tennis court in Palm Springs, Fla.

And swimmer Ian Thorpe, retired from his sport at the ripe old age of 24, will become the producer and presenter of two environmental shows on Australian TV.

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Also, he has a brand of sports water called Thorpedo. Which is pretty funny.

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