When Lauren Jackson was a girl she had a photo of Prince William stuck to her bedroom wall. On Friday, the Australian Olympic basketballer met the object of her childhood affection during a special meet and greet with the second in line to the British throne and his wife, Catherine.
BASKETBALL: Liz Cambage has led the Australian women’s basketball team to their third victory of their London 2012 campaign, with the Aussies topping a strong Russian side with a hard-fought 70-66 result that has ensured that they are still in the running for top spot in their group.
Basketball: The Aussies have claimed their third victory over a strong Russian side with a hard-fought 70-66 victory to ensure their still in the running for top spot in their group.
BASKETBALL: Of all the Olympic debutants in the Australian team – and there are 228 – it is unlikely anyone is enjoying themselves more than Big Lizzie.
BASKETBALL: The Boomers have got their Olympic campaign back on track after a strong 20 point victory over China, 81-61.
BASKETBALL: Having lost their opening two matches of their 2012 campaign, the Boomers are under no illusion they need to knock off the 10th ranked Chinese team to get their Olympic journey back on track.
PREVIEW: Day 6 is another huge day for the Australian Team with action across 14 sports.
BASKETBALL: The Australian women’s team have bounced back from a shock loss to France by beating Brazil in the third of their preliminary-round games, but they were made to work very hard in winning, 67-61.
BASKETBALL: Australian men’s basketball coach Brett Brown says he is convinced his team won’t get distracted by thoughts of the equation that looms as they prepare for their crucial third game of the preliminary rounds.
MEN’S BASKETBALL: The Australian team’s bid to survive beyond the preliminary rounds got a lot more difficult after they were beaten by star-studded Spain at the basketball Arena on Day 4.