Fencing

Fencing Day 4

Valerio Aspsomonte of Italy wins his way into the quarterfinals after beating Sebastian Bachmann of Germany.

Highlights from Day 4 of the Fencing, Men's Foil Individual Competition at the Excel Stadium. Photos by Jason South.

'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.

Don't be fooled by the purse-strings agenda

Richard Hinds dinkus

Richard Hinds In the lead-up to these Olympic Games, Australians have again been subjected to the great Olympic con.

No high fives as Chloe plans to honour cousin

 Chloe Esposito

Tim Barrow MODERN pentathlon medal hope Chloe Esposito's Olympic preparation was perfect, until her life was rocked by a family tragedy.

No high fives for Chloe, she is now doing it for Matt

Australian modern pentathlon competitor Chloe Esposito.

Tim Barrow MODERN pentathlon medal hope Chloe Esposito's Olympic preparation was perfect, until her life was rocked by a family tragedy.

Six events to watch: Sunday 29 July

James Magnussen.

Scott Spits Fancy some guitar smashing? There's no Thorpedo this time ... but there is a Missile to take his place.

Six to watch

Australian James Magnussen attends a swimming training session at the Aquatics Centre on July 25, 2012 ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games in London.  AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON

Six must-see events.

Where is everyone? Empty seats blamed on 'Olympic family' no-show

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Jacquelin Magnay London 2012 organisers promised an investigation after thousands of empty seats were visible yesterday at some of the most popular Olympic venues.

Sit-down protest as boos hit referees

Fencing A SOUTH Korean fencer broke down in tears on Monday night (British time) after one of the biggest sporting controversies of the Games so far.

Having a bawl as golden moments vanish before their eyes

Michael Gleeson THE Queen didn't smile in the opening ceremony but few have taken her lead. Her Mirthlessness it seems is the only person left keeping a check on their emotions.

Having a bawl as golden moments vanish before their eyes

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Michael Gleeson The Queen didn't smile in the opening ceremony but few have taken her lead. Her Mirthlessness it seems is the only person left keeping a check on their emotions.

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South Korea fencer breaks down after loss

Shin

A South Korean fencer broke down in tears on Monday night (UK time) after one of the biggest sporting controversies of the Games so far.

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Special award for bawling fencer

Fencing's world governing body (FIE) has offered South Korean Shin A-Lam a special award following her controversial elimination from her Olympic epee semi-final, Korean Olympic Committee President...

Feeling flat, Densham pushes home for bronze

Greg-Baum

Greg Baum Not even in the billowing greenery of Hyde Park can Australia hide from the curse that is upon it in these Games. There, in Saturday's women's triathlon, it struck doubly.

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.

Everyone's a winner in the end

Anna Meares

John Huxley SPORTSMANSHIP - or, more topically, sports-womanship - lives. Just when it seemed that the modern Olympics may have become too intense, too all-consuming, too confrontational, old-fashioned notions...

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.

Modern man: Fernon's rise echoes Olympic history

Ed Fernon

Carlie Ikonomou Three years ago Ed Fernon’s swimming times were so poor that he was training alongside 10-year olds.

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...

Lasers a modern twist as pentathlon fights to retain relevance

Chloe Esposito

Chris Barrett MODERN pentathlon is going all postmodern. When Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the Olympics, envisioned a multi-discipline event as the ultimate test of all-round athletic skill, it is...