Australia v Germany women's hockey

Australia vs Germany

Australia showed Germany how it's done with a 3-1 win in the women's hockey on Day 4 at the games.

Olympic Hockey portraits

Jamie Dwyer.

The Australian men's Hockey Team has a long and proud tradition at the Olympic Games and they are one of the favourites for a gold medal in London.

Sticking with a dream: hockey's youngest star way ahead of the game

Georgia Nanscawen

Samantha Lane Like the Australian rules legend in her lineage, Georgia Nanscawen was born with sporting gifts.

Life experience as important as Olympic medal, says chef de mission Kitty Chiller

Holistic approach: Australian chef de mission Kitty Chiller stands by the approach taken by Australian sport.

Daniel Lane While New Zealand has been praised for an Olympic programme focussed on funding a handful of medal-winning sports, Australia's Chef de Mission Kittty Chiller has stood by the 'holistic' approach to...

Samantha Lane

Australian Olympians in line for $700,000 kick

Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates.

Samantha Lane The Australian Olympic Committee hopes athletes bound for the Rio Games will receive a $700,000 boost at the marking of the year-to-go countdown.

Hockeyroos great Madonna Blyth wants to take burden off Olympic swimmers

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 05: Australian athlete Madonna Blyth talks to the media at an Australian Olympic press conference at Museum of Contemporary Art on August 5, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Daniel Lane Hockeyroos captain Madonna Blyth didn't need to hear Kitty Chiller, Australia's Chef de Mission for next year's Rio Olympics, declare it wasn't fair for the nation's swimmers to be...

Glenn Turner's Kookaburras reprieve builds Olympic Games hopes

Goulburn's Glenn Turner celebrates after scoring a goal.

Elliot Williams Olympic gold medallist Nathan Eglington insists there is no such thing as an Olympics curse on the Kookaburras.

Canberra Hockeyroos chasing Dutch in quest for Olympic gold

Hockeyroos star Anna Flanagan.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Hockeyroos Anna Flanagan and Edwina Bone insist the 'Roovolution' won't be complete unless they win gold in Rio.

We're in Rio for business, not pleasure, AOC warns hopeful athletes

Fiona de Jong.

With ambitious aims of a top-five finish and mindful of Brazil's high crime rate, the AOC is warning Australia's Olympic hopefuls they'll be in Rio de Janeiro for business not pleasure next year.

Olympic ticket requests open to Aussies

Olympic rings at Sochi

Australian sport fans keen to head to Rio next year and watch the Olympic Games can now start requesting their tickets.

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...

Ginn dips his oar in, declines flag honour

Drew Ginn.

Chris Barrett Intriguing debate over who will carry Australian flag takes a twist.

All dressed up ... in a uniform he doesn't like: Olympian's opening ceremony outfit misery


Georgina Robinson Few Australian athletes liked the green, white and grey Olympic opening ceremony uniforms in Athens eight years ago. But no one dared voice that opinion in public.

'We'll win gold in Rio, but maybe London as well'

Casey Eastham.

Tim Barrow The Hockeyroos will be the dominant force in international hockey in Rio De Janeiro in four years' time, but are capable of shocking the world and winning gold in London, senior player Casey Eastham...

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?

Politics could rear its head as old foes meet

Fernando Zylberberg in the provocative Falklands advertisement.

Scott Spits Fears that the Olympics could once again be used as a stage for powerful political protest could materialise as early as Monday, when Britain and Argentina meet in a men's hockey group game.

How we'll turn the British sports minister into a dribbling Kookaburra

Senator Kate Lundy.

Samantha Lane Picture this: a British sports minister, dressed in a kookaburra-print shirt, dribbling a hockey ball through Australia House in central London.


Being Bolt: life in the Olympic village for the world's most famous athlete

A street artist puts the finishing touches on a Usain Bolt piece in London.

Usain Bolt is so famous and brilliant that when he walks into the canteen at the Olympic village, other athletes put down their forks to whoop and cheer.


So near and yet so far for 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.