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Queen Leisel announces retirement

Queen Leisel announces retirement

16 November 2012

SWIMMING: A household name at just 14 years of age when she gained selection onto the Olympic team for Sydney 2000, triple Olympic gold medallist Leisel Jones has bid farewell to competitive swimming today, announcing her retirement in Brisbane.

Fifth is fantastic for veteran Jones

Fifth is fantastic for veteran Jones

31 July 2012

SWIMMING: For the first time in her long and highly-decorated swimming career Leisel Jones has climbed out of the Olympic pool without a medal. She’ll be able to live with that OK for the rest of her life.

Rival backs Leisel Jones

Rival backs Leisel Jones

27 July 2012

SWIMMING: American Rebecca Soni has declared defending Olympic 100 metre breaststroke champion Leisel Jones the number one threat to her four year world dominance, despite the Australian’s lowly ranking coming into the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Green has made flagbearer decision

Green has made flagbearer decision

25 July 2012

TEAM: The Australian Olympic Team’s Chef de Mission, Nick Green, has chosen our flagbearer for Friday’s Opening Ceremony, and describes the choice as “a great decision for the country”.

Our leading ladies

Our leading ladies

25 July 2012

LADIES first. When Australia goes to the Olympics, that’s always been more than simply an expression of politeness. It’s a succinct summary of how the history books look back on our impact on the medals table, and how the image of Australian sport has been enhanced over the years.

Relaxed Jones happy out of the spotlight

Relaxed Jones happy out of the spotlight

23 July 2012

SWIMMING: Swimming diva Leisel Jones has arrived in London bereft of the glaring spotlight that shone on her ahead of her three previous Olympic appearances and that’s just the way she likes it.

Jones has chance to make statement

Jones has chance to make statement

30 May 2012

Leisel Jones has the opportunity to show her Olympic title defence is on track at the Santa Clara international swim meet in California this week.

Olympians take over London Underground

Olympians take over London Underground

29 March 2012

Hop on the London Underground at Jesse Owens station. After one stop change at Carl Lewis. And then ride the Tube all the way to Michael Phelps.

Missile to lead powerful Olympic Swim Team to London

Missile to lead powerful Olympic Swim Team to London

22 March 2012

The battle for medals in the pool at the London Olympic Games will be fierce and swimmers selected to represent Australia are capable of taking down the world’s best.

Olympic Trials – Event by Event Wrap

Olympic Trials – Event by Event Wrap

22 March 2012

The 26 individual events on the Olympic program for swimming were contested over eight days of racing in Adelaide with the Australian Olympic Committee officially selecting a 44-strong team for London 2012. Here is a wrap of every event at the Olympic Trials and the athletes who excelled.

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