The infectious enthusiasm of Team Mentor Laurie Lawrence will help Australia during the London Olympic Games. Lawrence, a former Australian rugby union player and Olympic swimming coach, is embarking on his eighth Olympic campaign.
Gymnastics is one of the most popular events on the Olympic program, and Australia’s budding young stars are eager to show they have what it takes on the world stage.
Australian record holder Laetisha Scanlan sits in a tie for seventh after the opening day of the women’s trap at the London World Cup, with Adam Vella and Michael Diamond in the men's competition.
Australia's world Laser champion Tom Slingsby has enjoyed a timely return to form with two victories in the opening day of the sailing World Cup in France, despite a spectacular capsize on the French Riviera.
Australian runner David McNeill has almost certainly claimed the third and final spot in the men's 5000m for the London Olympics after smashing his personal best at a meet in California, while at the London marathon the Australians missed the qualifying mark.
Australian pistol shooter Lalita Yauhleuskaya (Berwick, VIC) has finished fifth in the women’s 10m air pistol final this afternoon on Day 1 of the 2012 London World Cup in Woolwich.
The Olympic Games tipped to be “as good as Sydney” are now just 100 days away. In the quest to go faster, higher and stronger in London, Australia’s top athletes are fine-tuning their routines and battling for Olympic selection ahead of the Games of the XXX Olympiad.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge plus Prince Harry are set to give the Olympic Torch relay a royal welcome when it visits Buckingham Palace on the way to the start of the London 2012 Games.