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The Opals have gone down to France in a narrow defeat under difficult circumstances earlier this morning, losing 64-58 in France in their final warm-up game ahead of London.

Belinda Snell of the Opals shoots for a basket during the third match between the Australian Opals and Brazil at the State Basketball Centre on June 28, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

BASKETBALL: A 78-75 victory over Brazil has maintained a perfect run for the Australian women's basketball team heading into the London Olympics, but guard Belinda Snell admits it's also given them a much-needed scare.

Opals dominate China

21 July 2012
Elizabeth Cambage of the Opals celebrates with team-mates after the third match between the Australian Opals and Brazil at the State Basketball Centre on June 28, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

BASKETBALL: The Australian Opals women’s basketball team have continued to show their dominance in the build-up to the London Games, handing China a 31-point drubbing as they grow in confidence with less than a week to go till the London Games.

Members of the 2012 Australian Olympic basketball teams Adam Gibson, Liz Cambage, Patty Mills and Lauren Jackson.

Basketball Australia have announced it will be reviewing its internal travel policy following the recent travel arrangements of its male and female athletes to the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Kenrick Monk gets a photo with NBA star Kobe Bryant after a training session at Manchester Aquatic Centre. Bryant came to watch the Australian swim team train with his team also in Manchester preparing for the London Olympic Games.

SWIMMING: The Australian swim team had a surprise, but most welcome visitor at training Thursday afternoon in Manchester.

Mark Worthington (L) and Joe Ingles of Australia celebrate winning the second match between the Australian Boomers and the New Zealand Tall Blacks at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on September 9, 2011 in Brisbane, Australia.

A late surge from Spain has given them victory over a gallant Australian Boomers 81-75 in Game 2 of their series in Malaga this morning (AEST).

Patrick Mills of Australia tkes the ball during the third match between the Australian Boomers and Greece at Geelong Arena on June 27, 2012 in Geelong, Australia.

BASKETBALL: US basketball star Chris Paul expects Australia's Patty Mills to "get loose" and make a big impact at the London Olympics.

Joe Ingles of the Boomers in action during the third match between the Australian Boomers and the New Zealand Tall Blacks at Sydney Entertainment Centre on September 11, 2011.

Australian Boomers leave the city of Granada with confidence after pushing European Champions Spain all the way in the Game 1 of their two-game series, narrowly going down 75-69.

Opals arrive in London

18 July 2012

Off the back of two convincing wins over their Olympic opponents France and Great Britain, the Opals have arrived in London and are ready to win gold.

The Australian Boomers begin the final leg of their preparations for the 2012 London Olympic Games against two-time reigning European Champions Spain on Tuesday evening in Granada.