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Rio Olympics 2016: Brazil expands corruption probe

Brazilian investigators have expanded their probe into possible corruption around the staging of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this August to include all venues and services financed with...

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: Melissa Wu, Brittany Broben square off in diving trials

Medal prospects Melissa Wu and Brittany Broben must finish top two in the Games diving trials in Melbourne starting on Thursday.

Rio Olympics 2016: No Australian rowing eights qualify for Games

The boats of Spain, USA, Australia, Italy and Poland, from front, start for the men's  eight race at the Rowing Olympic Qualification on Lake Rotsee in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Melissa Woods Australia won't have a men's eight at the Olympics for the first time since 1948 after failing to qualify for Rio at the final rowing regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Rio 2016: Olympic triathlete Ryan Fisher nearly gave it up for AFL

Nearly gave it away: Australian triathlete Ryan Fisher.

Emma Kemp Rio-bound triathlete Ryan Fisher can barely comprehend that the sport taking him to his first Olympics was the same one that, 18 months ago, brought so much despair he nearly packed it in for an AFL...

Genevieve LaCaze, Ryan Gregson slash times as Fabrice Lapierre jumps to second

Michael Gleeson As the Olympics loom, several Australians have posted personal bests and improved times in their events.

Michael Diamond's issues well-known in the world of shooting

Michael Diamond has been charged with drink-driving and firearms offences.

Chris Barrett The excesses of Diamond's lifestyle have been no secret to those on the shooting scene.

Arrest over drink-driving, firearms threatens Michael Diamond's Rio Olympics dream

Olympic gold medallist Michael Diamond.

Australian Olympic team boss Kitty Chiller has warned dual gold medallist Michael Diamond could be ruled out of the Rio Games if convicted on firearms and drink-driving charges.

Rio 2016: Michael Johnson says there is no quick fix to athletics' troubles

Widespread doping problems, allegations of bribery to top athletics officials and a drop in both spectators and sponsorships are among key issues currently plaguing the sport.

Rio 2016: Shelley Watts out to make Australian Olympic Games boxing history in Brazil

Weight of expectation: Watts.

Chris Barrett If the task in Rio sounds like a huge weight on the shoulders of the lightweight from Laurieton, near Port Macquarie, then she isn't treating it like one.

Rio 2016: Are our rowing teams going backwards to go forwards?

Roy Masters

Roy Masters Five years ago, Australia was the No 1 rowing nation in the world but by the end of the London Olympics, we were ninth.

2016 Rio Olympics: Nick Kyrgios says winning medal for Australia is his biggest motivation

Pumped: Nick Kyrgios is desperate to play for Australia at the Olympics.

Michael Chammas Nick Kyrgios has declared his motivation to win a medal for Australia is stronger than his pursuit of individual glory.

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Nick Kyrgios pledges commitment as Kitty Chiller stands firm

Going head to head: Kitty Chiller and Nick Kyrgios.

Michael Chammas Nick Kyrgios has pledged his commitment to the Australian Olympic team despite a perceived campaign against him from chef de mission Kitty Chiller, who continues to threaten the 21-year-old with the...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Kaarle McCulloch jumps in the deep end in her bid for Games blazer

Blazer of glory: Kaarle McCulloch models the Australian Olympic uniform at Bondi.

Daniel Lane London Olympic bronze medallist Kaarle McCulloch has literally jumped in the deep end to develop an extra edge in her three-way shootout to qualify for the Australian cycling team for the Rio Games.

De Castella warns against turning athletes into 'clones' in Kyrgios saga

The National Museum of Australia launch of annual Australian of the Year Exhibition

Jon Tuxworth Robert de Castella has warned a balance must be found where Olympians can represent their country with respect without turning them into "clones" as debate rages whether Nick...