The eighth stop of the Samsung Diamond League circuit will see 13 Flame athletes compete in London, exactly two weeks before the Opening Ceremony takes place in the capital city.
It's a long road to London and many athletes say the toughest part is getting to the start line. 410 athletes completed the gauntlet of Olympic selection and qualification in what shapes up as an exciting 2012 Australian Team. See how the Team came together.
The Australian Boomers now know all of their first round opponents for London following the completion of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament, with Russia confirmed to join them in Group B.
SHOOTING: 2008 Beijing Olympic Games bronze medallist Warren Potent has completed his preparations for London with a world class score to win the men’s 50m prone rifle at Australia Cup 3 in Brisbane.
In a few weeks the world’s attention, and certainly the interest of most Australians will turn to the 2012 London Olympics – the paramount sports events on Earth. All media will be highlighting the world’s ‘faster, higher and stronger’ athletes and parathletes. It will be quite impossible to escape from the powerful stories and images that will abound over our TV shows, the internet, and newspapers. The prowess of athletes from all nations, and even their failures, make fascinating dramas that rouse the curiosity of people from all sorts of backgrounds and ages.
CYCLING - ROAD: As Australia’s Cadel Evans and his British arch-rival Brad Wiggins continued to slug it out toe to toe, wheel to wheel, the casualties of an unusually rough race kept piling up.
Despite the fact that Australia has won 11 medals in Olympic equestrian, not one of these has been in jumping. With any luck, that is all about to change.
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Did you know?
Bill Roycroft carried the Flag in the Opening Ceremony in Mexico City 1968 and his son Wayne carried the Flag in Los Angeles 1984.
Did you know?
American athlete Eddie Eagan is the only athlete to win gold at a summer and winter Olympics in Heavyweight Boxing (1920) and bobsleigh (1932).