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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.

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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.

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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.

Lundy to row as Brit after losing medal bet

Lundy

Andrew Hough THE Sports Minister, Kate Lundy, has said she would row along the Olympic course in Team GB kit after she lost a bet with her British counterpart.

A way to keep eyes on the prize

 Michael Phelps

One has acquired more Olympic medals than any other athlete in history. The other was knocked out of the Games after 250 seconds. But Michael Phelps and Ashley McKenzie, the 23-year-old British No.

When the going gets tough, the tough get swimming

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John Huxley More than six years have passed, but Melissa Gorman still winces with pain as she recalls the first time she competed in a 10 kilometre open-water swim - on Elk Lake, Vancouver Island, in the Pan...

The Games are not Ashes clashes, folks

Anna Meares and Victoria Pendleton

Adam Cooper Let's get one thing straight - the Ashes aren't up for grabs in London right now. But you wouldn't know it with all the hype.

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Quick go the cheers from sheep to shore for farmer and flock

Flo

Rupert Guinness Every day during the Olympics, Michael Craig tends his sheep as he has for 10 years. But when he hears the roar of the 26,000 crowd at the Games rowing and canoe-kayak venue, he will stop and look...

Golden boys can be oarsome for their sport, too

Rupert Guinness AS Australia's Olympic gold medal winning men's K41000 crew bathe in their glory, hopes are rising that they will be able to do for canoe-kayak what the Oarsome Foursome did for rowing.

Ceremony snub: half of Australia's team to give opening night a miss

Australian hockey player Casey Eastham.

Tim Barrow Almost half of Australia's athletes are expected to miss the London Olympic opening ceremony to focus on their preparations.

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.

Aussie coach is no average Joe in Vietnam

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John Huxley If you spot a bearded, balding, vaguely familiar-looking bloke marching behind the Vietnamese national flag at the Olympics opening ceremony, don't call a security guard.

Everything you might not want to know about the opening ceremony

British director Danny Boyle

Michael Gleeson IT was always a futile task to ask everyone to keep schtum in an era of mobile phones, cameras and with a cast and crew of thousands.

Despite lippy, Jackson keeps quiet

Caroline Wilson

Caroline Wilson The leak behind the massive betting plunge on Australian flag bearer Lauren Jackson was not her roommate Liz Cambage, who kept her suspicions to herself after the two Australian basketballers...

'I wasn't behind leak': Cambage denies flagging bearer's identity

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Caroline Wilson The leak behind the massive betting plunge on Australian flag bearer Lauren Jackson was not her roommate Liz Cambage, who kept her suspicions to herself after the two Australian basketballers ...

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.