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Big Lizzie gets busy

3 August 2012
Liz Cambage in training with the Opals ahead of the Selection Announcement for the London 2012 Olympic Games on 22 June 2012 in Melbourne.

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.

Australia celebrates their 81-61 victory over China following their Men's Basketball Preliminary Round match on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Basketball Arena on August 2, 2012 in London, England.

BASKETBALL: The Boomers have got their Olympic campaign back on track after a strong 20 point victory over China, 81-61.

Matthew Dellavedova of the Boomers looks to drive around Shipeng Wang of China during game one of the international friendly series between the Australian Boomers and China at Challenge Stadium on June 9, 2012 in Perth, Australia.

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.

Brad Newley #8 of Australia thanks fans after losing the Men's Basketball Preliminary Round match between Australia and Spain on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Basketball Arena on July 31, 2012 in London, England.

PREVIEW: Day 6 is another huge day for the Australian Team with action across 14 sports.

Opals bounce back

2 August 2012
Jenna O'Hea #4 of Australia drives to the basket against Franciele Nascimento #9 of Brazil during the Women's Basketball Preliminary Round match on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Basketball Arena.

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.

Brad Newley #8 of Australia thanks fans after losing the Men's Basketball Preliminary Round match between Australia and Spain on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Basketball Arena on July 31, 2012 in London, England.

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.

Victor Sada #15 of Spain dribbles down court in the Men's Basketball Preliminary Round match between Australia and Spain on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Basketball Arena on July 31, 2012 in London, England.

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.

Isabelle Yacoubou #4 of France puts up a shot over Samantha Richards #5 of Australia during the Women's Basketball Preliminary Round match on Day 3 at Basketball Arena on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

BASKETBALL: Australia forced overtime via a wonder shot from Belinda Snell, but couldn’t go on to win a pulsating preliminary-round match against France at the Basketball arena on Day 3 of the Games.

Boomers coach Brett Brown talks to his players during the third match between the Australian Boomers and the New Zealand Tall Blacks at Sydney Entertainment Centre on September 11, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.

The Boomers have kicked off their London 2012 campaign with a 75-71 loss against a strong Brazilian side with game top scorer Patty Mills (18 on 8/23) unable to inspire the Aussies to an opening victory.

Boomers coach Brett Brown talks to his players during the third match between the Australian Boomers and the New Zealand Tall Blacks at Sydney Entertainment Centre on September 11, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.

The Boomers kick off their London 2012 campaign against a Brazilian side boasting four NBA regulars in Nene, Anderson Varejao, Tiago Splitter and Leandro Barbosa.