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Badminton rules changed

30 November 2012
Glenn Warfe (L) and Ross Smith (R) return a shot against Haifeng Fu and Yun Cai of China during their Men's Doubles Badminton on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wembley Arena on July 28, 2012 in London, England.

BADMINTON: The Badminton World Federation on Friday announced changes to Olympic doubles rules following a match-throwing scandal at the London Games, but said it would take no further action against coaches.

Australian coaching staff and players talk tactics during the Women's Water Polo Bronze Medal match between Australia and Hungary on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Water Polo Arena on August 9, 2012 in London, England.

A new plan released today aims to develop coaches, nurture young talent and encourage more women to play sport.

Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates speaks at the Australian Olympic Committee 2012 Olympic Games team flag bearer announcement at the Stratford Westfield Southern Lounge on July 26, 2012 in London, England.

I am pleased that the Winning Edge game plan today announced by the Chairman of the ASC, John Wylie, is clearly focused on the steps necessary to ensure continued international success across all sports.

New Australian 470 crew Will Ryan and Mathew Belcher who will team up together for their campaign to the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in 2016.

Gold medal winning sailor Mathew Belcher has today started his Rio 2016 Olympic Games campaign, announcing that he will sail with new crew Will Ryan.

Fresh start for Swimming Australia

The Board of Swimming Australia has accepted the resignation of Chief Executive, Kevin Neil.

Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates speaks at the Australian Olympic Committee 2012 Olympic Games team flag bearer announcement at the Stratford Westfield Southern Lounge on July 26, 2012 in London, England.

John Coates admits the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) must tread carefully in its anti-doping crackdown, but is adamant cyclist Matt White has served on his last Games team.

Australian players and coaching staff celebrate winning the Women's Water Polo Bronze Medal match between Australia and Hungary on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Water Polo Arena on August 9, 2012 in London, England.

WATER POLO: Water Polo Australia’s High Performance program has been given a massive post-Olympics boost with the re-appointment of long-term Aussie Stingers Head Coach Greg McFadden.

Jessica Crisp of Australia competes in the RS:X Women's Sailing on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Weymouth Harbour on July 31, 2012 in Weymouth, England.

SAILING: The International Sailing Federation has done a complete 360 on its decision to scrap windsurfing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Anna Meares (L) of Australia celebrates winning the Gold medal ahead of Victoria Pendleton of Great Britain in the Women's Sprint Track Cycling Final on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Velodrome on August 7, 2012 in London, England.

Australian track cycling star Anna Meares has confirmed that she is aiming for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Doping centre in China

Australia will likely become the first nation to order its Olympians to sign a legal document stating they have no doping history in a landmark move athletes say will flush out drug cheats.