Olympic sailing events could be moved due to Rio de Janiero pollution

The head of sailing's governing body threatened Saturday to move all Olympic sailing events out of polluted Guanabara Bay unless the water is cleaner and floating rubbish is removed for next year's...

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


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...


Smooth sailing as Aussies claim gold No.5

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

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.

Rio 2016: Australian Olympic medal haul in Brazil 'first true test' of post-London policy

Living on the edge: AIS director Matt Favier.

Chris Barrett In excess of $370 million will have been distributed to sports and direct funding to athletes during the four-year cycle to Rio by the time the flame is lit in the Maracanã Stadium.

Brazil in turmoil in countdown to Rio Olympics: How a booming country faltered

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

Megan Levy When the gaze of the world focuses on Brazil for the Olympic Games, the spectacle will mask a country that is in turmoil.

Rio Olympics 2016: Australian Olympic Commitee predicts bumper gold medal tally

Medal hope: Emily Seebohm won the gold medal in the 200m backstroke at the FINA World Championships in August.

Tom Decent The Australian Olympic Committee has predicted Australia will buck the trend of a declining medal haul since Sydney 2000 and win 13 gold medals at the Rio Olympic Games, almost doubling its haul from...

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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.

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...

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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...

'Skilful sailor' Jones buoyant despite missing medal


Michael Cowley It ended without a medal, but with a beaming smile. A silver in Sydney, a bronze in Athens and gold in Beijing. There are no medals for fifth, but that didn't matter for Leisel Jones.

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Contrasting fortunes of Jones and Seebohm provide a study in expectations


Richard Hinds Emily Seebohm wipes away the tears with the back of her hand and gulps for air, trying to compose herself sufficiently to express the depths of her disappointment.

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!

Money not the answer, says Australian official

Samantha Lane Olympic bosses admit to feeling 'a little down and disappointed' at Australia's lacklustre medal tally, but insist that more funding isn't the answer.