Beach Volleyball

Three straight: Golden girls of beach volleyball do it again

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...

Beach volleyball but not beach weather: Aussies lose close match as cold bites

Natalie Cook

Peter Hanlon Natalie Cook and Tamsin Hinchley lose a see-sawing contest against the USA 21-18, 21-19.

Beach volleyball - women's preliminary round

London Olympics 2012, 
Beach Volleyball, Women's Preliminary Round match, Australia's Nat Cook and Tamsin Hinchley play USA's Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor. Saturday 28 July 2012
Photo by Viki Lascaris

Australia's Nat Cook and Tamsin Hinchley play USA's Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor. Photos by Viki Lascaris

London 2012

Why are politicians fascinated with beach volleyball?

US President George W  Bush poses for photographers with world and olympic US beach volleyball champions Kerri Walsh (left) and Misty MayTreanor during the Beijing Olympics.

George Bush is fan, and beach volleyball tickets at the London Olympic are selling well in British government departments.

Carry on mayor: buoyant Boris basks in 'Bolympics'

London Mayor Boris Johnson dangles in the air after getting stranded on a zip wire while trying to make a dramatic entry to a London 2012 Olympics party at Victoria Park in east London August 1, 2012. * MANDATORY CREDIT* REUTERS/Rebecca Denton/handout (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS SPORT OLYMPICS SOCIETY) NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. MANDATORY CREDIT

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.

Live coverage: London Olympics Day 6

Melanie Schlanger

Our live coverage of Day 6 of the London Olympics has now concluded. We'll be back tomorrow at 5.30pm (AEST), bringing you all the action live as it happens.

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Live coverage: London Olympics Day 5

Magnussen

Daniel Sankey It's agony for James Magnussen tonight — he's missed gold in the men's 100m freestyle by 0.01 seconds.

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Reaching for the stars since year dot

John Huxley dinkus

A famous sportswriter once suggested the Olympic Games were a metaphor for human existence.

Six to watch: Wednesday 8 August

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.

Fan with tickets to every day of Olympics dies at the velodrome

Conrad Readman tweeted this photograph of himself with actor Zachary Levi outside the London Olympics Aquatic Centre. He wrote:

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.

A porthole to this city's soul

Boxing

Peter Hanlon As much as these Games have been about Great Britain showing the world it has well and truly moved with the times in terms of athletic achievement, they have been a nod to the past.

Hot to Trott: cycling gold medallists in a very public tandem

British cyclists Laura Trott (left) and Jason Kenny take some attention away from David Beckham during the beach volleyball on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Scott Spits The new golden couple of Team GB, cyclists Laura Trott and Jason Kenny, have sent the British tabloids into a frenzy after confirming their relationship and being caught canoodling at the women's...

Britain takes one more gold

Peter FitzSimons

Peter FitzSimons Where is Juan Antonio Samaranch when we need him?

Peppy Poms in circumstance

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Richard Hinds At The Hare in Bethnal Green - a cosy old-style pub in a now gentrified-ish part of East London where the notorious Kray twins once collected the rent - a regular leans across the drip tray, one eye...

Mitchell gracious as she misses medal by narrowest of margins

Australian Lauren Mitchell.

Peter Hanlon Lauren Mitchell put one small foot about 10 centimetres in front of the other, tapped the floor, then brought her toes back into line.

Sex In The Village: athletes ready to get naughty in London

Hope

Sex And The City move over. Here comes Sex In The Village. Make that athletes village. As in Olympics.

'It's time for a woman to carry the flag'

Leisel Jones

Chris Barrett LONDON: Girl power is in full swing in London and one of Australia's greatest male Olympic figures, Ric Charlesworth, is leading the call for a woman to carry the flag into Friday's opening ceremony.

Cook ditches the bikini

Natalie Cook

Chris Barrett Natalie Cook believes the bikini is the most effective uniform in beach volleyball but she has shelved plans to don the outfit in her London Olympics opening match after being handed an extraordinary...

Charlesworth waves the flag for women

Ric Charlesworth.

Chris Barrett, London Natalie Cook, Leisel Jones, Sally Pearson and Anna Meares in the mix to carry flag.

Olympics

Bikini still rules, but it's left in the cold for late-night start

Volleyball

Chris Barrett NATALIE COOK believes the bikini is the most effective uniform in beach volleyball, but she has shelved plans to don the outfit in her opening match after being handed an extraordinary 11pm start...