Sailing

Flag honour for sailing success

Samantha Lane THE performance of sailor Malcolm Page has been highlighted as Australia's most outstanding of the London Games and he has won closing ceremony flag-bearing duties for his efforts.

'Unacceptable': coach blasts Nine's sailing snub

Australia's Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page celebrate as they cross the finish line to win gold in the men's 470 sailing class at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Weymouth and Portland, southern England.

Rupert Guinness Australian sailing's coach says it was "unacceptable" for Channel Nine to switch away from its live Olympic broadcast of the men's 470 class medal race just minutes before it was won by Australians...

Gold the final diamond in sailing jewels for Page and Belcher

Rupert Guinness Australian sailors Mal Page and Mat Belcher added the final cache to their long standing as world beaters in the 470 class by winning the Olympic gold medal at Weymouth.

Sailing pair capsize, but secure fourth place

Australia's Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen.

John Huxley Australian pairing Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen capsized their 49er skiff in the second race on Tuesday, but managed to right it in time to secure fourth place.

Sailing gold: Aussie pair secure lead in 49er skiff class

John Huxley Australia's pairing of Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen have secured an unassailable lead in the 49er skiff class.

Aussie pair guarantee another sailing gold

Nathan Outteridge

John Huxley Australia’s pairing of Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen have secured an unassailable lead in the 49er skiff class.

Holy Brit: a not so Swede finish in the sailing

Percy

Tim Barrow GREAT Britain were sailing towards yet another gold medal until the weather conditions and a perfect race from Sweden conspired to deny them at the London Olympics.

Sailing gold for Slingsby

Tom Slingsby after his gold medal winning race in Weymouth Portland on Englands South Coast where won gold in the sailing, August 6th 2012. Photo by Jason South

Australia is on course to dominate Weymouth Harbour. Tom Slingsby, 27, a four-time world champion, bagged our first medal in the sailing and our second gold of the Olympics, making amends for his...

Sailing

Smooth sailing as Aussies claim gold No.5

Robert Dillon Nathan Outteridge knows a thing or two about Olympic anti-climax.

Memories of defeat in Beijing can't cloud the joy of victory

Kayakers

Tim Barrow INCONSOLABLE in Beijing, ecstatic in London. As stories of Olympic redemption go, this is up there with the best of them.

Peppy Poms in circumstance

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Richard Hinds At The Hare in Bethnal Green - a cosy old-style pub in a now gentrified-ish part of East London where the notorious Kray twins once collected the rent - a regular leans across the drip tray, one eye...

Live coverage: London Olympics Day 14

Sailing

Daniel Sankey Can Steve Hooker overcome months of injury and poor form to defend his Olympic pole vault gold medal? We'll find out in a few hours. Join us for live coverage of the 2012 London Olympics.

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Windsurfing

Mystery surrounds withdrawal of Portugese windsurfer

Georgina Robinson A Portugese windsurfer will be sent home from the Olympics after suddenly pulling out of her event, team officials said.

Plenty of friendly gibing onshore but there's no leeway on the water

Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen

John Huxley So, just how popular are the ''all-conquering'' Australians in the south coast resort town of Weymouth, which, with the neighbouring old naval town of Portland, is staging the 2012 Olympics sailing...

Plenty of friendly gibing onshore but there's no leeway on the water

John Huxley SO, JUST how popular are the ''all-conquering'' Australians in the south coast resort town of Weymouth, which, with the neighbouring old naval town of Portland, is staging the 2012 Olympics sailing...

Live coverage: London Olympics Day 15

Usain Bolt

Daniel Sankey It's Day 15 at the London Olympics and there's 32 gold medals up for grabs, with Aussies leading the charge in sailing, the race walk and diving.

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Off The Field

Take a chill pill and let gold times roll

London Olympic Games 2012Mens hockey Australia v Spain at Riverbank Arena

Samantha Lane Australia's Olympians are lining up for psychological support and relaxation advice as pressure mounts around a London campaign widely assessed as underwhelming in the early days - and the worst...

Gold medal hopes dashed as skipper falls overboard

Australia's Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty won silver in the women's 6m Elliott sailing class at the London Olympics.

John Huxley Australian hopes of adding a fourth sailing gold medal in the final of the match-racing on high seas off Weymouth were dashed in dramatic fashion after 20-year-old skipper Olivia Price was thrown off...

Golden girls a shining ideal

Caroline Wilson WINNING a gold medal on the athletics track has proved, for Australian runners, one of the toughest tasks in sport. But over the past 25 years when victory has come, it was women who achieved it.

Don't write us off yet, expect the unexpected

Australia's silver medalists

David Humphries SO LONDON is Australia's poorest start to an Olympics since Atlanta 16 years ago. The woe is audible; a pestilence is about to blight this sunburnt land. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oh, Oh, Oh!