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Trickett realises London Olympic dream

Trickett realises London Olympic dream

21 March 2012

Libby Trickett ensured a happy ending to one of swimming's comeback stories after booking her ticket to London at the Olympic swimming trials in Adelaide on Tuesday night.

Swimming royalty ready to shine

Swimming royalty ready to shine

20 March 2012

Comeback queen Libby Trickett will be shooting for her place on the Australian Olympic Team when she takes to the pool in the 100m freestyle final tonight at the National Championships in Adelaide.

World chasing Magnussen muscle to London

World chasing Magnussen muscle to London

19 March 2012

World champion James Magnussen delivered on his promise to make a statement to his international rivals, improving on the fastest ever 100m freestyle time in a textile suit in a stunning victory at the Olympic trials in Adelaide.

Games volunteers told to be Australian

Games volunteers told to be Australian

19 March 2012

Don't be so British. Be Australian. That is the rallying cry from London mayor Boris Johnson to volunteers for this year's Olympics, starting July 27.

Aussie women reign in NZ

Aussie women reign in NZ

19 March 2012

Strong performances by the Australian women were important at the Oceania road cycling championships in New Zealand, with precious Olympic qualifying points on offer for the women.

Four doubles on night four

Four doubles on night four

18 March 2012

Stephanie Rice, Alicia Coutts, Bronte Barratt and Kylie Palmer secured their second individual Olympic starts in London while Nick D'Arcy and Chris Wright ticked the Olympic nomination boxes in the 200 metres butterfly on day four of the Australian Swimming Championships in Adelaide.

Jones stoked to create Olympic history

Jones stoked to create Olympic history

18 March 2012

Three-time Olympic gold medallist Leisel Jones has made history as the first Australian swimmer to qualify for four Olympic Games after finishing second in the women’s 100m breaststroke behind protégé Leiston Pickett.

Six swimmers bolt to London, Thorpe stalls

Six swimmers bolt to London, Thorpe stalls

16 March 2012

Kylie Palmer produced the swim of the second night of Olympic trials in the women's 400m freestyle final in front of Bronte Barratt. Alicia Coutts and Jessicah Schipper scored butterfly berths and Christian Sprenger produced a blistering breaststroke time ahead of Brenton Rickard while Ian Thorpe was knocked out in the 200m freestyle semi.

Thorpe’s Olympic quest takes off

Thorpe’s Olympic quest takes off

16 March 2012

One of the most anticipated comebacks in Australian sport- and world swimming- has finally got off the blocks with a tapered Ian Thorpe having an impressive start at the Olympic swimming trials in Adelaide.

Duchess hits the Olympic hockey pitch

Duchess hits the Olympic hockey pitch

16 March 2012

Former schoolgirl hockey captain the Duchess of Cambridge has taken to the pitch at London Olympic Park.

Australian Medallists of the Rio Games

Qantas Welcome Home Ceremony

Did you know?

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