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GB’s Olympic reconnaissance mission

GB’s Olympic reconnaissance mission

9 December 2011

British diver Tom Daley’s showdown with defending Olympic Champion Matthew Mitcham will be one of the highlights of “the Battle of London” in 2012. But it is a surprise to all that Daley will be on the sidelines as his friend and rival Mitcham makes his return from injury in Adelaide this weekend.

Beach teams winning start in China

Beach teams winning start in China

9 December 2011

Australia’s Olympic beach volleyball hopefuls Chris McHugh and Josh Slack and Becchara Palmer and Louise Bawden have progressed to the round of 16 in their respective men’s and women’s competitions after the opening day’s play at the Asian Beach Volleyball Championships in Haikou, China.

Top results inspire Olympic hopefuls

Top results inspire Olympic hopefuls

9 December 2011

Australian Jumping riders seeking Olympic selection may take inspiration from the recent success of compatriot Edwina Tops-Alexander in the Global Champions Tour. Australia-based riders have one final opportunity to gain their qualifications on home soil this weekend in Sydney.

Belcher and Page hit the front

Belcher and Page hit the front

9 December 2011

Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page have taken the lead in the 470 men’s class at the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championship following a strong third place in the opening race of the finals series.

London Olympic torch going to Ireland

London Olympic torch going to Ireland

9 December 2011

The Olympic flame will be going to Ireland for the first time during the lead-up to next year's London Games.

Kookaburras within reach of history

Kookaburras within reach of history

8 December 2011

The Kookaburras are within reach of creating history by becoming the first team ever to win the illustrious Champions Trophy 4 years in a row following an impressive 4-2 win over the Netherlands today in Auckland, New Zealand.

Diving Championships don’t disappoint

Diving Championships don’t disappoint

8 December 2011

The Australia Diving Championships got underway today at the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre in Adelaide. The most keenly watched event was the women’s 10 metre platform preliminaries with 2005 Australian Youth Olympic Festival medallist Rachel Bugg surprising the field.

Ferlazzo flying towards Olympic dream

Ferlazzo flying towards Olympic dream

8 December 2011

Townsville teenager Alex Ferlazzo looks set to realise an unlikely dream in January, as he closes in on selection for the Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympics.

Ben St Lawrence dreaming of London

Ben St Lawrence dreaming of London

8 December 2011

Australian distance running star Ben St Lawrence has pictured the scene in his mind on countless occasions.

Rice set to retire after London Olympics

Rice set to retire after London Olympics

8 December 2011

Australian swimming star Stephanie Rice is reportedly set to retire after the 2012 London Olympics.

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Figure Skaters selected on the Australian Winter Olympic team

Did you know?

At Beijing 2008 Australia won 14 gold medals, 15 silver and 17 bronze, a total of 46 medals.

Did you know?

Synchronised Swimming began as a sport for men in the 1800s. It became an Olympic sport in 1984 but it is only open to women.