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Pearson enjoying family support in UK

Pearson enjoying family support in UK

5 July 2012

In Sally Pearson's line of work, there is no margin for error.

Olympic joy for double amputee Pistorius

Olympic joy for double amputee Pistorius

5 July 2012

South African double amputee athlete Oscar Pistorius had twin cause for joy after being told he could run in the 400 metres and the 4x400m relay at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Relay men win race to London

Relay men win race to London

4 July 2012

The Australian athletics team has been boosted by the addition of two men’s relay teams for London 2012. Nine athletes have been added to the athletics team to take the section size to 52 – the largest on the Australian Olympic Team.

Weightman clocks PB, Bolt beaten in Jamaica

Weightman clocks PB, Bolt beaten in Jamaica

2 July 2012

Olympian Lisa Weightman has smashed the 14-year-old record at the 10km race as part of this weekend's Gold Coast marathon festival.

Batman an amazing athlete says Shirvington

Batman an amazing athlete says Shirvington

27 June 2012

Australian sprinter Daniel Batman was an amazing sportsman and his death was a huge loss to athletics, says his former training partner Matt Shirvington.

Athletics team ready for medal haul

Athletics team ready for medal haul

26 June 2012

The Australian Athletics Section at the London Olympic Games is poised to bring home the most medals in decades.

Athletics stars given more time

Athletics stars given more time

19 June 2012

Track and field athletes still hoping to qualify for the London Games have been given more time with the Australian Olympic Committee extending the deadline to July 7.

LaCaze’s tale of two races

LaCaze’s tale of two races

17 June 2012

Every four years we rediscover sports that defy gravity and athletes with the explosive talents to match. Whether we are talking about the degree of difficulty of Lauren Mitchell’s floor routine or the amount of splash on Matt Mitcham’s entry, Australians love talking sport and the Olympics.

Athletics Australia Statement

Athletics Australia Statement

16 June 2012

Following discussions between Athletics Australia President Mr Rob Fildes and the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President Mr John Coates, the AOC selection committee has today approved an amendment to the Athletics Australia nomination criteria to extend the qualification period to 9am (AEST) 22 June 2012.

Steeplechaser runs Olympic qualifier

Steeplechaser runs Olympic qualifier

14 June 2012

Steeplechaser Genevieve LaCaze has made a last-ditch bid for a berth on the Australian track and field team for the London Olympics.