Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton is the sports editor for

Rio Olympics 2016: Cameron McEvoy must beat close friend Nathan Adrian for gold

Phil Lutton America's defending Olympic champion Nathan Adrian has booked his spot for Rio, meaning he will be on course to meet 100m freestyle favourite and friend Cameron McEvoy on the blocks in Brazil.

Rio Olympics 2016: Bronte Campbell insists injury won't slow her down

Optimistic: Bronte Campbell.

Phil Lutton The world champion continues to battle with a shoulder injury as she rounds out her preparations for the Olympic Games with a two-day meet in Brisbane.

NBA Finals: Boomers sweat on Andrew Bogut as Warriors soldier on without big centre

Andrew Bogut grabs his knee during the second half of game five.

Phil Lutton The Golden State and Boomers centre could be rested from the pool games of Australia's Olympic campaign if it meant being fit for the knockouts in the Rio basketball tournament.

Rio 2016: Australian swimming coach Scott Volkers banned from Olympic Games

Ruled out: Scott Volkers, pictured in 2004.

Phil Lutton Australian swimming coach Scott Volkers, who was investigated for alleged sexual abuse in the 1980s, has been banned from the Rio Games by the Brazilian Olympic Committee.

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Rio 2016: Cam McEvoy won't focus on Chinese rival Ning Zetao as he prepares for Olympic Games

New suits:  Bronte Barrat, Cam McEvoy and Emma McKeon pose during the launch of the Olympic swim suits.

Phil Lutton Ning Zetao, who beat McEvoy to the world title, has a drug ban on his record but McEvoy says he will focus solely on the clean water in his lane at the Rio pool.

Rio 2016: Kitty Chiller continues hard line on Nick Kyrgios after Bernard Tomic pulls out

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 30:  Kitty Chiller pose during Sportscraft's opening ceremony and formal uniform launch on March 30, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kitty Chiller Kitty Chiller at the Sportscraft 2016 Australian Olympic Uniform unveiling 30/03/16.
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Phil Lutton Bernard Tomic may be out of the Olympic picture but Australia's Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller has shown no signs of backing down to Nick Kyrgios, saying she would be 'appalled' if he threw one of his...

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Rio Olympics 2016: No blanket Zika testing for Australian athletes as doctor tries to calm fears

Athletes have been urged to use

Phil Lutton Heightened concerns about the risks of Zika have prompted Australia's Olympic doctor to go on the front foot ahead of the Rio Games.

Christian Sprenger had a sinking feeling before he retired from swimming

Phil Lutton When Christian Sprenger started losing his 'feel' for the water, the former world champion swimmer knew his time as an athete was starting to run out.

'Why am I swimming so fast?': Mitch Larkin still coming to terms with rise to the top

Phil Lutton The world champion backstroker will be at the heart of Australia's push to rebound in the Olympic pool when Rio arrives later this year.

Sydney Sevens: Quade Cooper to debut as he joins Rio Olympics push

Phil Lutton Toulon star Quade Cooper says he's feeling the nerves as he tries to book his ticket to Rio and fulfil an Olympic dream.

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International Olympic Committee steps up anti-corruption fight for Rio Games

'Nonsense' .... John Coates says London is not a 'Plan B' for the IOC.

Phil Lutton The International Olympic Committe is talking tough on gambling and manipulation of results, putting in fresh regulations ahead of the Games in Brazil.

Shelley Watts believes she can break Australia's Olympic boxing drought

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 02:  Shelley Watts (R) of Australia and Laishram Devi of India compete in the Women's Light (57-60kg) Final Bout at SSE Hydro during day ten of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 2, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton The Commonwealth Games champ wants more gold and the scalp of one of the world's best fighters

Fear the beard: Big man Damon Kelly throwing his weight towards Rio 2016

Phil Lutton Australia's biggest Olympian, Damon Kelly, is hoping to lift his way back onto the global stage at Rio 2016.

Second fiddle no more, Bronte Campbell shakes up race for Olympic sprint gold

Sister act: Bronte Campbell, left, and sister Cate.

Phil Lutton  The Rio Olympic Games just became very interesting for the Clan Campbell. Medals look assured.

The Australian story: the ins and outs of our Olympics campaign

Sally Pearson

Phil Lutton The flame of the 30th Olympiad has been extinguished. Phil Lutton recounts the Australian Games in London.

Olympics closing ceremony


Phil Lutton And that's a wrap. London 2012 has ended in style as the Brits celebrated a Games of which they have every right to be very proud.

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Boos ring round as another controversial decision mars Olympic boxing competition

Zou Shiming

Phil Lutton Chinese boxer Zou Shiming had to endure boos as he stood on the podium to accept his gold medal after another night of controversial officiating in the Olympic boxing ring.

The AC/DC effect: crowd thunderstruck but judges left cold


Phil Lutton AS IT transpires, Francesca Berti, Zhanna Demchenko and the rest of the panel of international synchronised swimming judges aren't big on Aussie pub rock.

Tough sequins of events: Aussies leave everyone Thunderstruck - apart from the judges


Phil Lutton As it transpires, Francesca Berti, Zhanna Demchenko and the rest of the panel of international synchronised swimming judges aren't big on Aussie pub rock.

Taylor's gold a great combination for Ireland and her sport

Katie Taylor

Phil Lutton PICTURE the way Australia grinds to a halt for the Melbourne Cup. Throw in the collective nervous energy before Sally Pearson's hurdles gold and a dash of the unfathomable expectation Jess Ennis...