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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.

Showtime for Ian Thorpe at Olympic trials

Showtime for Ian Thorpe at Olympic trials

16 March 2012

D-Day has arrived for Ian Thorpe. One of the most anticipated comebacks in Australian sport will be judged when Thorpe contests Friday's 200m freestyle heats at the Olympic trials in Adelaide.

Kayak quartet on song for London 2012

Kayak quartet on song for London 2012

15 March 2012

There was no stopping the women's K4 500 crew of Rachel Lovell, Hannah Davis, Jo Brigden-Jones and Lyndsie Fogarty as they stormed home to win their second Olympic selection race in Penrith and tick the qualification boxes for London.

Rice's London hopes on the line

Rice's London hopes on the line

15 March 2012

Stephanie Rice's troublesome shoulder faces its biggest test on the opening day of swimming trials in Adelaide and coach Michael Bohl admits the Olympic champion faces a fight just to make it to London.

Men's K4 and Fogarty/Flood excel

Men's K4 and Fogarty/Flood excel

14 March 2012

The men’s K4 Worlds crew have won the second Olympic nomination trial and with be nominated to the AOC, while Lyndsie Fogarty and Naomi Flood took a step closer to nomination, and Ken Wallace, Jacob Clear and Murray Stewart are all through to Thursday’s K1 1000 final!

Magnussen happy in Thorpe shadow

Magnussen happy in Thorpe shadow

14 March 2012

It's hard to imagine the fastest swimmer in the world ever flying under the radar. But world 100m freestyle champion James Magnussen believes the hype surrounding Ian Thorpe's comeback will allow him to thrive at the Olympic trials in Adelaide starting this week.

Dandenong wins WNBL crown

Dandenong wins WNBL crown

12 March 2012

The Dandenong Rangers have been crowned 2011/12 WNBL Champions after a storming win over the Bulleen Boomers at the Cage on Sunday afternoon, sealing the victory and the title 94-70.

Rio 2016 qualification on the line for Aussie volleyballers

2016 Triathlon Team announced

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