Meet the Australian Olympic team with no Rio complaints – the Paralympians

Sebastian Hassett If going to this year's Olympics seems like a borderline inconvenience for some Australian athletes given all the problems engulfing Rio de Janeiro, spare a though for the nation's Paralympic team.

Rio 2016 Olympic Games: 'Super bacteria' found in Rio water

Wave of fear: Ipanema beach in Rio.

Scientists have found dangerous drug-resistant "super bacteria" off beaches in Rio de Janeiro that will host Olympic swimming events and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe athletes will compete.

Games gender equality draws nearer

Sally Pearson: An Australian sporting hero.

Samantha Lane The 2020 Olympics have been earmarked as the summer games where female athletes will have equal opportunity for the first time.

Olympic ticket requests open to Aussies

Olympic rings at Sochi

Australian sport fans keen to head to Rio next year and watch the Olympic Games can now start requesting their tickets.

All dressed up ... in a uniform he doesn't like: Olympian's opening ceremony outfit misery


Georgina Robinson Few Australian athletes liked the green, white and grey Olympic opening ceremony uniforms in Athens eight years ago. But no one dared voice that opinion in public.

Your daily guide to the 2012 Olympics

Awesome oarsmen: from left, William Lockwood, James Chapman, Drew Ginn and Jushua Dunkley-Smith.

Worried you’ll miss something at the London Games but too busy to study the schedule?

Live coverage: London Olympics Day 2


Phil Lutton Live coverage of all the action of Day 2 of the London Olympics.

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Six events to watch: Tuesday 31 July

Michael Phelps

Scott Spits All eyes on Michael Phelps. The great American shocked the world on the opening night in the pool.

The Aussie battler who broke British hearts

Kynan Maley and David Florence.

Daniel Sankey If asked to frame a market on who would feature in the canoe slalom final at the Lee Valley White Water Centre, the Brit would have been unbackable. The Aussie? You could have written your own ticket.

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Australia's silver Fox keeps it in the family

Jessica Fox.

Tim Barrow BECAUSE of the intervention of her father Richard 12 years ago, Australian teenager Jessica Fox had a silver medal around her neck yesterday.

Family opened gates on Fox's way to silver medal

Jessica Fox

Tim Barrow AUSTRALIAN teenager Jessica Fox can thank the intervention of her father, Richard, 14 years ago, for the silver medal she wears around her neck.

Silver Fox lives up to canoeing pedigree

Jessica Fox.

Tim Barrow Coming from the finest of paddling pedigree, Australia's Jessica Fox fulfilled her potential at the age of just 18 this afternoon by winning silver in the K1 canoe slalom final.

Live coverage: London Olympics Day 4


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.

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Live coverage: London Olympics Day 10

Steve Solomon

Daniel Sankey Australia has been waiting nine days for its second gold medal of the 2012 London Olympics — finally, that wait could be over today with Tom Slingsby sailing for gold in the Laser class.

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'You get used as a political pawn': Kiwi canoeist hits out at officials after Olympic exit

Ben Fouhy

New Zealand's outspoken kayaker Ben Fouhy ended his career with one final explosion on Monday, a foul-mouthed rant aimed at his country and its canoeing system after he crashed out of the London 2012...


Paralympian in bid to overcome injury

Jessica Gallagher

Stathi Paxinos Jessica Gallagher seeks to become first Australian to win medals at winter and summer Games.

Live coverage: London Olympics Day 11

Anna Meares

Daniel Sankey Day 11 at the London Olympics is the day our golden girls, Sally Pearson and Anna Meares, take centre stage.

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Live coverage: London Olympics Day 12


Phil Lutton Gold medal drought? What gold medal drought? Thanks to Sally Pearson and Anna Meares, we've put those dark days behind us ... and today, there's more gold to come.

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Live coverage: London Olympics Day 13

Canoe sprint: Men's K4 1000m

Daniel Sankey Gold on the water, and gold in the water? It's a very real possibility for Australia today — a day in which Usain Bolt will also try to make history in the men's 200m final.

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Quick go the cheers from sheep to shore for farmer and flock


Rupert Guinness Every day during the Olympics, Michael Craig tends his sheep as he has for 10 years. But when he hears the roar of the 26,000 crowd at the Games rowing and canoe-kayak venue, he will stop and look...