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Qualifiers hit and missed

Qualifiers hit and missed

23 April 2012

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.

Yauhleuskaya finishes fifth in London

Yauhleuskaya finishes fifth in London

20 April 2012

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.

100 Days and Counting

100 Days and Counting

18 April 2012

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.

Royals to welcome Olympic Torch

Royals to welcome Olympic Torch

17 April 2012

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.

Sydneysiders to meet London bound athletes on Wednesday #100days

Sydneysiders to meet London bound athletes on Wednesday #100days

17 April 2012

Wednesday 18 April marks 100 days until the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Australian Olympic Committee will be holding several events around the country to mark the occasion (#100days).

Densham puts hand up for London

Densham puts hand up for London

14 April 2012

Australian triathlete Erin Densham has run away from the best triathletes in the world, including her Australian rivals for Olympic selection, to win the opening round of the World Championship Series in Sydney.

Breen eyes qualifier at athletics champs

Breen eyes qualifier at athletics champs

13 April 2012

Rising Australian sprint star Melissa Breen has done just about everything possible to try and secure a spot on the Australian team for the London Olympics.

Meyer puts brakes on Olympic track hopes

Meyer puts brakes on Olympic track hopes

11 April 2012

West Australian Cameron Meyer has withdrawn from the shadow track cycling team for the London Olympic Games.

Opals lose Penny Taylor for Olympics

Opals lose Penny Taylor for Olympics

11 April 2012

The gold medal hopes of Australia's women's basketball team have suffered a huge setback with star forward Penny Taylor ruled out of the London Olympics.

Gymnasts medal at World Cup

Gymnasts medal at World Cup

10 April 2012

Australian duo Lauren Mitchell and Larrissa Miller competed well at the first Artistic Gymnastics Individual Apparatus Category A World Cup, in Zibo, China.

Flagbearer Anna Meares lands in Rio

Finishing touches for Aussie footballers

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Olympic medals must be at least 60 millimetres in diameter and at least three millimetres thick. The design of the medal is the responsibility of the host city's organising committee, with the approval of the IOC.