Parts of a mutilated body washed up on the sands of Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, police said, just metres from where beach volleyball athletes will compete in the upcoming Olympics.
Peter Hanlon Natalie Cook and Tamsin Hinchley lose a see-sawing contest against the USA 21-18, 21-19.
Australia's Nat Cook and Tamsin Hinchley play USA's Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor. Photos by Viki Lascaris
United States pair Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh won their third successive Olympic gold medal in women's beach volleyball by beating compatriots Jennifer Kessy and April Ross in straight sets on...
George Bush is fan, and beach volleyball tickets at the London Olympic are selling well in British government departments.
Andrew Webster Sure, the Rio Olympics have been beset with many problems, but the demonisation of these Games is unfair.
Gordon Rayner in London The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will attend almost 30 events between them during the London 2012 Olympics, and there are no prizes for guessing who bagged a ticket to the beach...
Worried you’ll miss something at the London Games but too busy to study the schedule?
Greg Baum One of Australia's favourite Olympic disciplines is navel-gazing. Mostly, it is our own belly buttons. Sometimes, it is others', notably at the beach volleyball.
John Huxley Prince Philip once famously remarked of his daughter, Princess Anne, ''if it doesn't fart or eat hay she just isn't interested''.
Phil Lutton Live coverage of all the action of Day 2 of the London Olympics.
John Huxley Long before the last firework of the 2008 Beijing Games had fizzled out, Sydney and London, Olympic cities past and future, were winding each other up, exchanging their own friendly fire.
John Huxley HE URGES volunteers to ''lighten up and be more like Australians''. He calls for maidens to be sacrificed to London's lost sun-god Ra.
Peter Hanlon Peter Hanlon continues his comprehensive look at who to cheer each day of the Olympics.
Chris Barrett and Phil Lutton Australia's Olympic day ended as it began, with a team hopeful of big things wondering where it all went wrong.
IT'S Day 4 at the London Olympic Games. That concludes our live coverage. Join us again from 5.30pm (AEST) tomorrow for day 5.
Daniel Sankey It's agony for James Magnussen tonight — he's missed gold in the men's 100m freestyle by 0.01 seconds.
A famous sportswriter once suggested the Olympic Games were a metaphor for human existence.
Scott Spits Steve Hooker sees Olympic action, the Boomers take on the mighty USA in the quarter-finals and the BMX program gets undeway in London.
A British sports fan who had tickets for every day of the London Olympics died after collapsing at the velodrome at the Olympic Park, media reports say.