Chris Barrett Steve Hooker is placing his faith in a sports psychologist to help him evade a return of the yips in the final rundown to the Olympic pole vault competition.
Samantha Lane Picture this: a British sports minister, dressed in a kookaburra-print shirt, dribbling a hockey ball through Australia House in central London.
Olympic Notebook John Huxley PRINCE Philip once famously remarked of his daughter Anne, now Princess Anne, ''if it doesn't fart or eat hay she just isn't interested''.
Samantha Lane AUSTRALIA'S Olympic chief, John Coates, has put the presidents and chief executives of the country's sports federations on notice, revealing he suspected some were not giving their all to the London...
Chris Barrett, London Modest and even dim predictions abound about Australia's medal tally at the London Olympics.
Samantha Lane Australia's predicted performance at next year's Rio Olympics has officially been revised down from the lofty top-five target initially set by the Australian Sports Commission.
Australian sport fans keen to head to Rio next year and watch the Olympic Games can now start requesting their tickets.
With ambitious aims of a top-five finish and mindful of Brazil's high crime rate, the AOC is warning Australia's Olympic hopefuls they'll be in Rio de Janeiro for business not pleasure next year.
Sebastian Hassett WIth their disasterous qualifiying campaign for the 2012 London Olympics now a distant memory, Olyroos coach Aurelio Vidmar is hoping his side won't repeat the same mistakes as they begin their...
Samantha Lane A series of unflattering findings from a forensic review of Athletics Australia by former national cricket coach John Buchanan will be made public on Friday.
Samantha Lane From no air-conditioning in village accommodation, to satellite lodgings that are still not booked, Australian Olympians are learning about significant quirks awaiting them in Rio.
It would be a lose-lose situation for the Olympics and soccer if FIFA moves the 2022 World Cup to January to February and overlaps with the Winter Games, IOC president Thomas Bach has warned.
Ossian Shine The Olympic dreams of some athletes look set to be shattered after Games chiefs agreed on Monday to scrap a cap on the number of sports, preferring instead a limit on events.
Karolos Grohmann Baseball and softball, out of the Olympics since the 2008 Beijing Games, edged closer to a return to the world's biggest multi-sports event on Monday when the IOC approved programme changes.
Christopher Clarey Sebastian Coe, who ran world records and then ran the successful London Olympics, has announced his candidacy for the presidency of track and field's world governing body.
Karolos Grohmann Potential bidders for the 2024 Summer Olympics will be invited for a consultation with the International Olympic Committee as early as next month, with the IOC looking to enforce new bidding rules...
Michael Gleeson Key Olympic events in which Australia is traditionally strong such as some swimming events and race walking are under threat after new rules were agreed by the IOC.
Harry Gordon Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the father of the modern Olympic Games, probably wouldn't recognise his distant offspring today. If he did, it is uncertain that he would approve.
Harry Gordon Baron Pierre de Coubertin was a very small man (1.62 metres) with a large handlebar moustache and a huge dream.
Harry Gordon It was during the 2012 London Games, when Australia’s situation was looking desperate - it had won one gold medal and 12 silvers, and was languishing in 24th place on the medal table - that...