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Pearson still hunting for top speed

Pearson still hunting for top speed

18 March 2011

Sally Pearson is hopeful of finding some speed and favourable conditions in Sydney on Saturday night as she continues her pursuit of the Australian record books. After a bright start to her domestic season in Brisbane in February, the Beijing Olympic 100m hurdles silver medallist has failed to find top form since, although she has remained undefeated.

World's best shooters arrive in Sydney

World's best shooters arrive in Sydney

18 March 2011

A host of international competitors have begun to arrive in Sydney ahead of the start of the 2011 ISSF World Cup

Matildas waltz through Team Processing

Matildas waltz through Team Processing

18 March 2011

After claiming Australia's first Asian Cup title in 2010, Australia's women's football team are in superb form looking towards this year's World Cup and ultimately the 2012 London Olympic Games.Gathered at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) for a training camp

Thorpe reveals new coach Touretski

Thorpe reveals new coach Touretski

16 March 2011

Ian Thorpe's mentor Leigh Nugent said he has no doubt controversial coach Gennadi Touretski is the right person to steer the five-time Olympic champion to next year's London Games. Thorpe finalised his coaching set-up on Wednesday, 500 days out from the Olympics, revealing he is training with the

500 Days to go, the countdown is on

500 Days to go, the countdown is on

15 March 2011

With just 500 days remaining until the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, organisers have unveiled a huge countdown clock in London’s iconic Trafalgar Square. The launch of the clock signifies a key moment in the build-up to the Olympic Games, reminding everyone that it is now a matter of days until the UK capital gets set to host the world’s best athletes.

Date set for Jana ‘mini comeback’

Date set for Jana ‘mini comeback’

15 March 2011

With 500 days until the London Olympic Games, one of Australia’s most successful athletes and dual Olympian Jana Rawlinson (nee Pittman) is less than three weeks away from making her return to competition. It will be the first time Rawlinson has competed in Australia since winning the 400m hurdles at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

Bawden/Palmer get confidence spike for London

Bawden/Palmer get confidence spike for London

13 March 2011

Three Olympians walked away from the sand with medals at the Australian Beach Volleyball Championships in Holdfast Bay, Adelaide on Sunday.Olympians Natalie Cook, Tamsin Hinchley (Barnett) and Louise Bawden were on opposite sides of the net with their three respective partner

Olympic champions rowing fast to London

Olympic champions rowing fast to London

12 March 2011

Rowing superstars Duncan Free and Drew Ginn teamed with Josh Dunkley-Smith and James Chapman to claim the Men’s Four

Olympic champions rowing fast to London

Olympic champions rowing fast to London

12 March 2011

Rowing superstars Duncan Free and Drew Ginn teamed with Josh Dunkley-Smith and James Chapman to claim the Men’s Four

Olympic legend snares national title

Olympic legend snares national title

11 March 2011

Triple Olympic gold medallist Drew Ginn (VIC) has won the men’s pair with Joshua Dunkley Smith (VIC) at the 2011 Australian Rowing Championships to continue his successful comeback to rowing.

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Did you know?

American athlete Eddie Eagan is the only athlete to win gold at a summer and winter Olympics in Heavyweight Boxing (1920) and bobsleigh (1932).