Gymnastics

Rio Olympics, 2016: Australia's depleted artistic gymnastics presence to be decided this weekend, Lauren Mitchell and Larrissa Miller in the mix

Linda Pearce A Rio hotel room was awash with tears last month when, at the end of a day spent monitoring rival scores on Twitter, results from the Olympic test event confirmed that Australia's women gymnasts had...

Australian gymnastics team: in training

London Olympics 2012
Australian gymnastics team train at North Greenwich Arena , Lauren Mitchell on the beam
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Thursday the 26th of July 2012

The Australian gymnastics team Georgia Bonora, Ashleigh Brennan, Emily Little, Larissa Miller and Lauren Mitchell train at the North Greenwich Arena before the start of competition on Sunday.

Shaky start in Gymnastics heats

Lauren Mitchell competing on the beam exercise for the Australian Gymnastics Team, Saturday 29th of July. Photo by Brendan Esposito

Aussies Georgia Bonora, Ashleigh Brennan and former world champion Lauren Mitchell all wobbled on the beam during the Women's Artistic Gymnastics on Saturday the 29th of July.

Women's team final of the artistic gymnastics

US gymnast Jordyn Wieber performs on the uneven bars

Team USA outperformed the rest to win gold in the women's team artistic gymnastics finals. Russia took home silver and Romania won bronze.

Artistic Gymnastics finals - day 10

Brazil's Arthur Nabarrete Zanetti on the Men's Rings. Photo by Steve Christo

Britain won its first Olympics women's gymnastics medal, with Beth Tweddle claiming bronze on the uneven bars. Russian gymnast Aliya Mustafinam took out the gold. Photos by Steve Christo

Rhythmic Gymnastics

2012 London Olympic Games
Daria Dmitrieva Russia competing in the women's Gymnastics Rhythmic individual all round qualification at Wembley Arena  London,
Friday 10th August 2012
Photo by Brendan Esposito
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Day 14 saw the qualifying round for the Rhythmic Gymnastics a the Wembley Arena, Competitors perform combination of gymnastics and dance where individuals using hand apparatus – a hoop, a ball,...

'I see gymnastics as the nursery of Australian sport'

Catherine Clark

Samantha Lane When John Coates said at the Australian Olympic Committee's recent annual general meeting that the face of sports hierarchy nationally was due for an update, Catherine Clark was the kind of look he...

Matildas Michelle Heyman and Caitlin Munoz face nervous wait ahead of Olympic Games selection

Canberra United get their three Matildas - Caitlin Munoz, Michelle Heyman and Lydia Williams - back as they finally get to play at home again.

Chris Dutton Michelle Heyman says the Matildas will leave nothing on the training paddock as they await Rio selection.

Larrissa Miller, gymnast with 'indescribable something', could be one to make history

Effortless: Larrissa Miller.

Samantha Lane Artistic gymnast Larrissa Miller makes exceptionally difficult look effortless.

Heartbroken gymnast Lauren Mitchell misses out on Olympic place

Disappointed: Lauren Mitchell  at the 2016 Australian Gymnastics Championships in May .

Samantha Lane Multi-award winning gymnast Lauren Mitchell could not recover in time from a knee injury to qualify for Rio Olympics.

Bethany Hamilton may not be in Rio, but she embodies the Olympic spirit

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Malcolm Knox Before we ask whether surfing is worthy of the Olympics, we might ask if the Olympics can ever live up to someone like Bethany Hamilton.

Rio 2016: Shelley Watts out to make Australian Olympic Games boxing history in Brazil

Weight of expectation: Watts.

Chris Barrett If the task in Rio sounds like a huge weight on the shoulders of the lightweight from Laurieton, near Port Macquarie, then she isn't treating it like one.

Rio 2016: Australian Olympic medal haul in Brazil 'first true test' of post-London policy

Living on the edge: AIS director Matt Favier.

Chris Barrett In excess of $370 million will have been distributed to sports and direct funding to athletes during the four-year cycle to Rio by the time the flame is lit in the Maracanã Stadium.

Olympics' swimming, triple jump and race walking under threat

Hot foot: Jared Tallent wins silver in London.

Michael Gleeson Key Olympic events in which Australia is traditionally strong such as some swimming events and race walking are under threat after new rules were agreed by the IOC.

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Harry heads for the beach as royal cheerleader

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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...

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?

Claims 'brand police' are going too far to protect Olympic advertisers

Screenshot from a Nike ad.

Clare Kermond Attempts to stamp out ambush marketing of the London Olympics may have backfired, provoking public claims of heavy-handedness.

Memoirs of a top Chinese gymnast

Fan Ye.

All but a handful of China's 396 Olympians competing in London have qualified for the Games under the patronage of the country's monolithic Soviet-style sports system.

Fake Olympic tickets a 'honey pot' for criminals: police

London will be a "honey pot" for fake ticket scams during the Olympics, according to British police.

Richard Hinds

Determined Rice sweating to repeat Beijing brilliance

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26:  Stephanie Rice of Australia looks on during a training session ahead of the London Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre in Olympic Park on July 26, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Richard Hinds On the pool deck at the Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, Stephanie Rice grimaces as she stretches and twists her long levers.