Australian gymnastics team: in training

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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

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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

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Torch joins Britain's crown jewels


THE Olympic torch arrived in London yesterday and spent the night in the Tower of London for safekeeping ahead of its journey around the British capital before it is used to light the cauldron at the...


At last, Hooker flies high

Steve Hooker

Michael Gleeson Pole vault champion's career resuscitated only days before the start of the Olympics.

Steffensen 'racially vilified' in Beijing

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Daniel Lane OUTSPOKEN Olympian John Steffensen has added more fuel to the racism firestorm in Australian athletics by revealing not only that was he the victim of a racial slur by a team official during the 2008...

Harry heads for the beach as royal cheerleader


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...

'This was an absolutely crazy thing to do': Olympics protester jumps from Tower Bridge


A man dived off London's historic Tower Bridge into the River Thames on Monday during a protest by taxi drivers over their exclusion from part of a special Olympic Games road network in the capital.

Girl born to fly sets out to scale new heights

Liz Parnov

Michael Gleeson Ordinarily for an 18-year-old, stepping out for her first Olympics would be an overwhelming moment of awe and splendour.

Hooker turns to sports psychologist in bid to beat the yips

Steve Hooker

Chris Barrett Steve Hooker is placing his faith in a sports psychologist to help him evade a return of the yips in the final rundown to the Olympic pole vault competition.

Great expectations for super-sized team

Time to shine: Members of the track and field team, including Steve Hooker, yesterday.

Michael Gleeson Australia's athletics team the highest quality to be sent overseas for an Olympics.


Tatiana v2.0: Parnov takes the pole from famous aunt

Liz Parnov and Tatiana Grigorieva.

Michael Gleeson Liz Parnov was born to pole vault. Her sporting trajectory, it seems, was set at a young age.

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Your daily guide to the 2012 Olympics

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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.