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Kookaburras goalkeeper Andrew Charter waits on Olympic dream, backs Anna Flanagan

Chris Dutton Andrew Charter says fellow Canberran Anna Flanagan deserves a chance to repay the faith of the Hockeyroos.

Global sports anti-corruption body on the cards

Kevan Gosper admits the Olympic movement was slow to move on corruption

Greg Baum Veteran Australian sports administrator Kevan Gosper is open to the idea of an international ICAC-style body to keep watch over corruption in all sports.

Hooker turns to sports psychologist in bid to beat the yips

Steve Hooker

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.

How we'll turn the British sports minister into a dribbling Kookaburra

Senator Kate Lundy.

Samantha Lane Picture this: a British sports minister, dressed in a kookaburra-print shirt, dribbling a hockey ball through Australia House in central London.

Crowds laud royal jolly good sports

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''.

Coates delivers blunt message to Olympics sports bosses

John Coates

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...

Sports bible boost for our medal hopes

Olympic rings, mounted on a barge, are positioned in front of Tower Bridge on the River Thames in London February 28, 2012.  REUTERS/Andrew Winning    (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CITYSPACE SOCIETY SPORT OLYMPICS)

Chris Barrett, London Modest and even dim predictions abound about Australia's medal tally at the London Olympics.

Rio Olympics 2016: WADA suspends Rio drug-testing lab

The Rio Olympics.

Samantha Lane Six weeks before the Summer Olympics start in Rio de Janeiro, the laboratory that was set to handle drug testing at the games has been suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency in a new escalation of...

Rio Olympics 2016: Hockey star Anna Flanagan eligible for selection after drink-driving conviction

In play: Hockeyroo Anna Flanagan has been told by the AOC she is eligible for Olympic selection despite her drink-driving conviction.

Chris Dutton Anna Flanagan is eligible for selection in the Australian team for Rio after her drink driving incident.

Shooter Michael Diamond to front AOC board in final bid to compete at Rio Olympics

Andrew Webster The dual Olympian could shoot for gold in Rio but not be allowed to carry a gun in his own country.

Rio Olympics: Mayor Eduardo Paes apologises for mugging of Liesl Tesch and Sarah Ross in Rio

From left, Rio's Mayor Eduardo Paes passes the key to the Olympic Village to Organising Committee President Carlos Arthur Nuzman, last week.

Lia Timson Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Pais has lamented the mugging of Australian Paralympian Liesl Tesch and team official Sarah Ross in the city, issuing an apology at a press conference, according to local...

NBA Draft 2016: Ben Simmons confirms his Rio Olympics exit, wants LeBron James visit

Ben Simmons.

Roy Ward Australian star Ben Simmons has confirmed he won't be playing in the Rio Olympics this year but looks forward to a big future with the Boomers.

Rio 2016: Canberra cyclist Nathan Hart has done 'everything possible' for Olympic selection

Canberra cyclist Nathan Hart, left, has done

David Polkinghorne Canberra cyclist's Olympic fate is in the hands of the Australian selectors.

Athletics: Another drug cheat walker who robbed Tallent

Gold finally: Jared Tallent with his wife Claire at the gold medal presentation ceremony in Melbourne for the 50km walk for the 2012 London Olympics.

Michael Gleeson A week after being belatedly crowned Olympic champion Jared Tallent could be in line for further retrospective medals after reports Italian Alex Schwazer, who has twice beaten him to gold, has failed...

Rio Olympics: Russian chief says 'clean' athletes to appeal IAAF blanket ban

Karolos Grohmann Any competitor from Russia or Kenya wishing to take part in the Rio Olympics will need to be individually evaluated and declared eligible by their sport's international federation, Olympic chief...

Paralympian Liesl Tesch and official Sarah Ross robbed at gunpoint in Rio

Gold medal Paralympian Liesl Tesch was robbed at gunpoint in Rio.

Megan Levy Six-time Australian Paralympian Liesl Tesch has revealed she and a team official were robbed at gunpoint while attending a training camp in Rio de Janeiro on the weekend, just two months out from the...

Beef up Olympic Games security now: Aussie chef de mission Kitty Chiller

Liesl Tesch, from Woy Woy, was riding a bike with a team official when they were confronted by two men.

Steve Larkin, Helen Velissaris and James Hall Kitty Chiller has slammed Rio organisers saying the daylight robbery of Australian athletes this week is "not an isolated incident".

Rio Olympics 2016: Shane Kelly backs Shane Perkins for cycling selection

Australian track cycling great Shane Kelly has called on selectors to end Shane Perkins' national exile and pick him for the Rio Olympics.

Rio 2016 Olympics: IBF will punish boxers who compete in Games

The International Boxing Federation will punish pro boxers who compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics by removing them from the sanctioning body's rankings or vacating their titles.

Rio 2016 Olympics: Kitty Chiller calls for security improvement in wake of Liesl Tesch robbery

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18:  Chef de Mission for Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympics Kitty Chiller (L) and AOC President John Coates (R) speak to the media ahead of the AOC Athlete Farewell Dinner at The Star on May 18, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images for the AOC)

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has called on Rio Games organisers to mobilise their security force early following a number of violent robberies on athletes in the Games city.