Women's rowing drama continues

Caroline Wilson The exclusion of reserve rower Emma McCarthy from the competition’s headquarters outside London has emerged as another bone of contention for the Australian women’s eight on the eve of its Olympic...

Women's pair win silver in rowing

Olympics 2012.  Rowing. Final of Womens Coxless Pair. Kate Hornsey and Sarah Tait (right) win silver at Eton Dorney an hour West of London.  August 1st 2012. Photo by Jason South

In front of a roaring crowd at Eton Dorney, Kate Hornsey and Sarah Tait surged home to grab silver and the first rowing medal for Australia at the 2012 Games.

Rowing silver & bronze

Australia's Brooke Pratley and Kim Crowe win silver in the womens double sculls
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Friday the 3rd of August 2012

Kim Crow and Brooke Pratley placed second in the double sculls. They finished strongly to be just over a boat length behind British winners Anna Watkins and Katherine Grainger.

Rowing's rogue: I'm so ashamed

Australian rower Joshua Booth.

Caroline Wilson It was in a quiet corner of English heaven that Josh Booth's private hell went public.


Crow takes rowing silver, now for the next biggest race of her life

Crow and Pratley

Rupert Guinness Kim Crow could not think about the biggest individual race of her life - the Olympic single scull final - after crewing with Brooke Pratley to win a silver medal in the double scull.

Rowing silver in the bag, but tonight's the night

Kim Crow

Rupert Guinness, Dorney Lake Australian rower Kim Crow can't get enough of the physical and mental pain that top-rung athletes have to endure.


How a former runner could have plenty to crow about - in rowing

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 24:  Rower Kim Crow of Australia talks to the media during an Australia Rowing press conference at Eton Dorney on July 24, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Kyle Mackey-Laws It's fast becoming one of Australia's feel-good stories from the London Olympics.


Introducing the founder of the modern Olympics

Far-sighted: Baron Pierre de Coubertin.

Harry Gordon Baron Pierre de Coubertin was a very small man (1.62 metres) with a large handlebar moustache and a huge dream.

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.

Surviving the Olympic village

People play Jenga in the Olympic village.

Steer clear of the ice creams and video games. Be civil to your rivals and keep Twitter use to a minimum, writes former Olympian Steve Redgrave in this guide for athletes.

Live coverage: London Olympics Day 1

Stephanie Rice after finishing second in her 400m individual medley heat.

Phil Lutton Join us for live coverage of Day 1 of competition at the London Olympics, featuring swimmer Stephanie Rice as she defends her Beijing 400m individual medley gold medal.

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Seats left vacant frustrate swimmers


Samantha Lane AUSTRALIAN swimmers and the Olympic team boss, Nick Green, have lamented the vacant seats that dotted the Olympic aquatic centre after privileged guests failed to show for the opening night of...

Live coverage: London Olympics Day 2


Phil Lutton Live coverage of all the action of Day 2 of the London Olympics.

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Ginn relishes chance to take hosts' crown

Drew Ginn

Rupert Guinness TRIPLE gold medallist Drew Ginn can sense Great Britain are dealing with the fear factor of losing their crown as the master of the men's coxless four - and is relishing it.

Six events to watch: Monday 30 July

Leisel Jones

Scott Spits A look at six of the most interesting and anticipated events on day three of competition at the 2012 London Olympics.

Cinderella crew aims to give tale blockbuster end

Women's eight

Caroline Wilson THE Australian women's eight will move one stage closer on Tuesday to reinventing their soap operatic recent history into a sporting fairytale.

Olympic profile: Hannah Every-Hall

3 March 2012, Sport, Journalist: Courtney Rees, Canberra Times Photo by KATHERINE GRIFFITHS. Photograph of Hannah Every-Hall with her two children (left)  Charlie and Harrison.

AIS scholarship holder Hannah Every-Hall makes her belated Olympics debut on the second day of Olympic action.

Crews have problem with roar emotion

Australian men's eight

Rupert Guinness SO LOUD is the roar of the crowd at Dorney Lake crews are having difficulty hearing important tactical calls - and that is just the heats and repechages.

Men's four showdown to come early

Rupert Guinness The long-awaited first clash between Australia and Great Britain at Dorney Lake has been fast-tracked with the two Olympic gold favourites being drawn in the same semi-final for the men's fours on...

Wiggins ponders a fourth Olympics after narrowly missing a diving medal

Rachel Bugg and Loudy Wiggins

Robert Dillon The oldest women’s diver at the London Olympics, Australia’s Loudy Wiggins, has not ruled out competing at Rio de Janiero in four years’ time after narrowly missing a medal in the 10-metre...