Samantha Lane Picture this: a British sports minister, dressed in a kookaburra-print shirt, dribbling a hockey ball through Australia House in central London.
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...
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''.
Chris Barrett, London Modest and even dim predictions abound about Australia's medal tally at the London Olympics.
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.
Glenda Kwek PATRICK Mills, $US1.1 million ($1.04 million). Kobe Bryant, $US27.8 million. That's the contrasting fortunes of the US and Australian teams that squared off in the quarter-finals of the Olympics.
Caroline Wilson LEGENDARY swimming coach Laurie Lawrence has admitted he holds fears for Australia's homecoming athletes after the Olympic team failed to deliver on expectations in London.
Michael Gleeson POLE vault is a game of bluff. Bluff yourself that jumping almost six metres on a stick is a wise thing to do. Bluff your opponents that whatever they can do, you can go higher.
Robert Dillon FOR Nathan Outteridge, winning an Olympic gold medal was not the greatest moment of his life. Nor was letting one slip through his fingers the worst.
Athletics day 7 - Usain Bolt is the first man in history to win the double: the 100m and 200m sprints.
Chris Barrett AMERICA'S latest sporting darling is not afraid of the limelight. Gabby Douglas, the 16-year-old from Virginia who won double gymnastics gold in London and with it the hearts of millions in the US,...
The Australian team ranked last of eight nations in the technical routine, which included moves dubbed the flamingo and porpoise.
Japan's Saori Yoshida celebrates her latest victory by hoisting her coach to her shoulders.
Kobe Bryant and Stephanie Rice may have been spotted sitting side-by-side at the velodrome, smiling and giggling while taking in the Olympic sights, but it seems Australia's emerging basketball star...
Rumours of a budding romance between Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice and US basketball superstar Kobe Bryant gathered more momentum today, with a former Olympic teammate of Rice's declaring: "I...
Richard Hinds The Olympics are replete with breathtaking sights and sounds. The blur of Usain Bolt. The wash created by that human propeller Michael Phelps.
Adam Cooper Let's get one thing straight - the Ashes aren't up for grabs in London right now. But you wouldn't know it with all the hype.
Lee Gaskin Canberra's Michael Rogers is an Olympic medalist - eight years after the event.
John Huxley THEY say that when the going gets toughest, the tough go marathon swimming. So it was for Australia's Melissa Gorman yesterday as she beat aching legs, complaining arms, wrenching guts and...
Athletics Michael Gleeson mickgleeson NINE teams started, one pulled out mid-race injured, two teams were disqualified then one was reinstated, the South African team was cut off in their heat and did not finish but still made the final...