Wu and Broben right in the mix for 10m diving medals

Robert Dillon Australia's Melissa Wu and Brittany Broben will be diving for Olympic medals on Thursday night in the women's 10-metre platform final - and Wu denies the gold is already sewn up by China's Chen...

Wu and Broden right in the mix for 10m diving medals

Robert Dillon AUSTRALIA'S Melissa Wu and Brittany Broben will be diving for Olympic medals on Thursday night in the women's 10-metre platform final - and Wu denies the gold is already sewn up by China's Chen...

Baby of Australian Olympic team takes diving silver

Brittany Broben

Robert Dillon Australia's youngest Olympian in London, 16-year-old diver Brittany Broben, is not sure when she has to resume her Year 11 studies at Marymount College on the Gold Coast.

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Drama at the diving as American beats Chinese favourite into second as British hope Daley wins bronze

David Boudia

Robert Dillon It was expected to be another Chinese win. In six of the first seven diving finals at the London Olympics, China walked away with the gold medal.

Faces of diving

Ukraine's Oleksandr Bondar performs a dive during the men's 10m platform preliminary round at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre August 10, 2012.        REUTERS/Tim Wimborne (BRITAIN  - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT DIVING)

Diving is a tough pursuit. Contestants require strength to jump high, rotate quickly, and finish with a tight, clean entry. The strain is evident on the divers' faces as they execute a dive.


Patrick joins countrywoman Stratton in the diving semis

Australia's Jaele Patrick.

Robert Dillon AUSTRALIA'S Jaele Patrick will join compatriot Sharleen Stratton in the three-metre springboard semi-finals after handling the pressure of a do-or-die final qualifying dive on Friday.

To Daley's credit, he sticks by his partner after diving disappointment


Peter Hanlon In any activity where synchronisation is paramount, the hardest time to stick together is when one of you comes apart.

Wiggins ponders a fourth Olympics after narrowly missing a diving medal

Rachel Bugg and Loudy Wiggins

Robert Dillon The oldest women’s diver at the London Olympics, Australia’s Loudy Wiggins, has not ruled out competing at Rio de Janiero in four years’ time after narrowly missing a medal in the 10-metre...

Mitcham to spearhead diving challenge

Diver Matthew Mitcham.

Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham welcomes feeling like an underdog again as he prepares to spearhead a 10-strong Australian diving team at the London Olympics.

Wu makes it five out of five for China


Robert Dillon WU Minxia made it five gold medals from five diving events for the Chinese after winning the 3m springboard final at the London Olympics on Sunday.

Live coverage: London Olympics Day 9

Usain Bolt

Phil Lutton It's the day we've all been waiting for ... men's 100m final day. The day when Usain Bolt can etch his name in history by defending his crown as the world's fastest man.

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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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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.

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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Six to watch: Friday 10 August

Scott Spits Steve Hooker aims to retain his title in the men's pole vault.

Final medal tally to be 'as predicted'

Australia's chef de mission Nick Green.

Samantha Lane THE tunnel looked dark and the hole deep, but after a late surge the Australian Olympic team has reassured national bosses that its targets for the London Games will be met. At least in a fashion.

Six to watch: Saturday 11 August

Scott Spits Mo Farah's attempt to back up his 5000m victory with a triumph in the 10,000m, the men's and women's 100m relays, the men's 10m platform diving and Australia's women's basketball bronze medal game...