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Boomers down China 71-43 in London

Boomers down China 71-43 in London

17 August 2011

The Australian Boomers have played the very first game of international basketball housed in the newly built London Basketball Arena in Olympic Park, trouncing the Chinese national team in the opening game of the London International Basketball Invitational, 71-43.

AOC Feature: Olympic Modern Pentathlon Turns 100

AOC Feature: Olympic Modern Pentathlon Turns 100

26 July 2011

Imagine lining up at an Olympic starting line with history all around you. When the modern pentathlon begins in London next year, the athletes of the world will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the sport at the Olympics. Two young Aussies are poised to be a part of it, tackling five disciplines in one thrilling day at the Games.

Cadel Evans in hunt for ultimate treble

Cadel Evans in hunt for ultimate treble

26 July 2011

Cadel Evans is well on course to become only the third cyclist to add an Olympic gold medal to a Tour de France win and world road title.

Shattering penalty shootout loss ends Stingers' medal hopes

Shattering penalty shootout loss ends Stingers' medal hopes

26 July 2011

The Aussie Stingers women’s water polo team has suffered a heartbreaking 14-12 penalty shoot out loss to Italy in their World Championships quarter final in Shanghai.

Coutts confirms she's world class

Coutts confirms she's world class

26 July 2011

Alicia Coutts proved herself on the world stage after claiming two silver medals on the second night of the world swimming championships in Shanghai.

Sydney's Olympic party wanted for London

Sydney's Olympic party wanted for London

25 July 2011

London Olympic organisers hope to harness the party atmosphere of the Sydney Games, which saw the harbour city host arguably the most successful staging of the four-yearly event.

Aussie men eye Olympic glory

Aussie men eye Olympic glory

25 July 2011

Australia's male sprinters are eyeing relay gold at next year's London Olympics after ending a decade-long drought in the 4x100m freestyle relay at the world championships.

Opals take first step toward 2012 Olympics

Opals take first step toward 2012 Olympics

25 July 2011

No one will ever fill Lauren Jackson's shoes, but comeback queen Suzy Batkovic still gave it her best shot to help Australia down China 73-67 in their women's basketball series opener on Sunday night.

Too little too late from Sharks

Too little too late from Sharks

25 July 2011

Despite a desperate second half comeback the Aussie Sharks men’s water polo team has gone down to Spain 9-8 in their World Championships quarterfinal qualifier in Shanghai.

Evans creates history in Tour de France

Evans creates history in Tour de France

24 July 2011

Cadel Evans conjured one of Australia's greatest sporting achievements after claiming the yellow jersey for Sunday's final stage of the Tour de France.

Gold the dream for Australian football team

Finishing touches for Aussie footballers

Did you know?

Australia has hosted the Olympic Games twice – Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.