Thorpy is Fully Sick (oh you know I had to say it) - Thorpe pulls out of Games. 07/03/2006. ABC News Online:
Olympic and world champion swimmer Ian Thorpe has been forced to pull out of the Commonwealth Games as he continues to battle the effects of a viral infection.
Since nobody else is competing in the games, clearly the games are now over. The media can all go home, nothing to report now (except perhaps Thorpe's recovery, since I'm sure they won't leave the poor bastard alone to get better).
I'm surprised the media isn't lobbying to have the entire games postponed until he feels better.