Football

Spain's football team crashes out of Games

Spain's bid to add Olympic gold to their world and European titles ended in failure on Sunday with a shock 1-0 loss to Honduras.

Football gold for Mexico

Jorge Enriquez of Mexico falls to the ground with jubilation as team-mates celebrate winning the gold medal after the Men's Football Final between Brazil and Mexico on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wembley Stadium on August 11, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

Mexico's players celebrated after winning gold in the men's football final match between Brazil and Mexico at Wembley stadium during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

IOC to dip toe in waters of change

The new IOC president, Thomas Bach.

Christopher Clarey Sebastian Coe, who ran world records and then ran the successful London Olympics, has announced his candidacy for the presidency of track and field's world governing body.

Harry heads for the beach as royal cheerleader

Harry

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...

Hooker backs up Steffensen's Beijing abuse claims

Steve Hooker and John Steffensen.

Michael Gleeson Australian team captain Steve Hooker today backed up John Steffensen's claims that he had been poorly treated by an athletics official at the Beijing Olympics, saying the incident continued to...

Steffensen allegations loom large over team

Steffensen

Michael Gleeson in Tonbridge The Australian Athletics team are domiciled in Kent south of London. They are ensconced in an earnest and expensive public school of grand buildings where cricket is being played daily on a...

Olympics

Ross threatens Olympic walkout

Ross

Daniel Lane Sprinter Josh Ross is warning the Australian Olympic Committee he will abandon the London Games if he does not receive a legitimate explanation for the reason behind his federation failing to...

London 2012

Mickle's bag of tricks could soon contain an Olympic medal

DELHI, INDIA - OCTOBER 09: Silver medalist Kim Mickle of Australia competes 
in the women's javelin final at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium during day six of 
the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games on October 9, 2010 in Delhi, India. (Photo by 
Michael Steele/Getty Images) 


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Michael Gleeson Kim Mickle threw the javelin so hard at last year's world championships she ripped the muscle from the bone and broke a rib. She called it a niggle. She is that sort of girl.

Mickle's magic tricks

Kim Mickle

London: Kim Mickle threw the javelin so hard at last year's world championships she ripped a muscle from the bone and broke a rib. She called it a niggle. She's that sort of woman.

Super natural

Michael Gleeson, London Kim Mickle has fun with her skills, writes Michael Gleeson in London.

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?

Jamie Oliver puts name to letter criticising David Beckham for promoting fizzy drink

Jamie Oliver

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has joined health professionals and teachers in criticising sporting stars such as David Beckham for promoting junk food to children, just days before the start of the...

Gee Bees get the heebee-jeebies as Pschyo's boys give up late equaliser

Ryan Giggs

John Huxley at Old Trafford, Manchester They said it would never work. They said it was a daft, possibly dangerous, experiment. They said that few, if any serious fans, would turn up to watch a match featuring, for the first time in more...

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Verbeek's fasting players conjure up a draw

Verbeek

Scott Spits The Pim Verbeek-coached Moroccan men's football team came away with a 2-2 draw against Honduras despite nine of their players observing Ramadan for the midday match at Glasgow's Hampton Park.

'How is that logical'? Matildas question absence of drug tests

Australian soccer player Melissa Barbieri.

Georgina Robinson As the world picked over the first major blunder of the London Olympics, an hour-long protest by the North Korean women's football team over the South Korean flag being shown during their first game,...

Gutsy Great Britain start to feel the love

Moussa Konate of Senegal scores

John Huxley THEY said it would never work. They said it was a daft, possibly dangerous, experiment. They said that few, if any, serious fans would turn up to watch a match featuring, for the first time in more...

Hockey

So near and yet so far for Charter

Charter

Chris Dutton ANDREW CHARTER is a man conflicted. He’s buzzing with excitement and enthusiasm as the Kookaburras chase Olympic Games glory, but on the inside, he’s an absolute mess.

Charter lands in twilight zone

31 march 2012 Canberra times PHOTO by  GARY SCHAFER.  sunday sportjapan v kookaburras hockey at lyneham. Kookaburra goalie Andrew Charter gets as close to the action as he saw all game.

Chris Dutton ANDREW CHARTER is a man conflicted. He's buzzing with excitement and enthusiasm as the Kookaburras chase Olympic Games glory, but on the inside, he's an absolute mess.

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Finally, the web draws the line at the world’s ugliest photograph of Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps

Heather Murphy How a batch of terrible photographs of US Olympians went viral - and why that’s good news for photographers everywhere.

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