Shooting

Hockeyroos' secret weapon has shooting technique perfected

Georgina Robinson IT IS 12 years since the Hockeyroos won the last of three Olympic gold medals and a longer time still since their glory days of the 1990s.

Men's Shooting

London Olympic Games  2012
Australia's Russell Mark competing in The Men's Double Trap Qualification at The Royal Artillery Barracks London 
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Thursday the 2nd  of August 2012

A veteran of six Olympics, Russell Mark conceded that his eyesight had cost him a place in the final of the double trap at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

Diamond equals world record to qualify first in trap shooting

Michael Diamond smiles after equalling the world record in his qualification round for the men's trap.

Chris Barrett Two-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Diamond has firmed as the favourite to collect a third in London after equalling the world record in the preliminary rounds of the men's trap competition at...

Shooting star Mark accused of selfishness

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Samantha Lane, London Shooter's comments frowned upon by Australian Olympic bosses.

Critic Perkins still hasn't cleared air with D'Arcy

Chris Barrett KIEREN PERKINS admits he is not on speaking terms with controversial butterflier Nick D'Arcy, despite having linked up with Australia's swimming team as an athlete liaison officer.

Olympics

Perkins: I'm ready to help D'Arcy

Kieren Perkins.

Chris Barrett, London Kieren Perkins admits he is not on speaking terms with swimmer Nick D'Arcy.

London calling: daily guide to the Games - Part II

Giant Olympic rings mounted on a barge float on the River Thames yesterday.

Peter Hanlon Part two of our daily guide to the 2012 Olympics. Here's the shorthand version of all the moments that should not be missed.

Archers feel good Lord's 'vibe' as Games begin

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Peter Hanlon A funny thing happened on the way to Lord's, when Steve Waugh, storied veteran of the venue and now a liaison officer with Australia's Olympians, asked 19-year-old Elisa Barnard how cricket's...

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?

Chinese reporter tries to breach security three times at tower block mounted with missiles

Fred Wigg

Chris Barrett They have anti-aircraft missiles mounted on the roof of their apartment building, and security, police, military and media coming and going like it's a high street bottle shop.

No high fives as Chloe plans to honour cousin

 Chloe Esposito

Tim Barrow MODERN pentathlon medal hope Chloe Esposito's Olympic preparation was perfect, until her life was rocked by a family tragedy.

No high fives for Chloe, she is now doing it for Matt

Australian modern pentathlon competitor Chloe Esposito.

Tim Barrow MODERN pentathlon medal hope Chloe Esposito's Olympic preparation was perfect, until her life was rocked by a family tragedy.

Yi wins first London Olympics gold

London Olympics 2012Final of the  10m air rifle for women , Siling Yi from China celebrates winning goldPhoto Pat Scala The AgeSaturday the 28th of July 2012

Yi Siling of China won the first gold medal of the London Olympics as Michael Phelps just qualified for his first swimming final by seven-hundredths of a second.

Finally, the web draws the line at the world’s ugliest photograph of Michael Phelps

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Heather Murphy How a batch of terrible photographs of US Olympians went viral - and why that’s good news for photographers everywhere.

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Crowds laud royal jolly good sports

Olympic Notebook John Huxley PRINCE Philip once famously remarked of his daughter Anne, now Princess Anne, ''if it doesn't fart or eat hay she just isn't interested''.

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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Shooting

Oh, shoot ... I've slept in! Sedgman almost misses event

Alethea Sedgman competes in the qualifying round of the women's 10m air rifle.

Chris Dutton The hype and excitement of making her Olympic Games debut were not enough to wake Alethea Sedgman as the teenage shooter almost slept through her event yesterday.

Inconsistent Mark has a shocker

Lauryn Mark.

John Huxley AFTER an emotional, roller-coaster ride up to the Olympics, skeet-shooter Lauryn Mark crashed out in the first few hours of competition after a performance described by her team manager as an...

Loss means Boomers could face USA in quarters

Patrick Mills.

Chris Dutton The Australian Boomers are facing the prospect of a nightmare clash with powerhouse United States in the quarter-finals after their Olympic Games campaign took a savage blow today.

Olympics

Times, they are changing

Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning the gold in the men's 200-meter final during the athletics competitions in the National Stadium  at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Bolt and Ethiopian distance runner Tirunesh Dibaba lead the contenders for the IAAF's world athlete of the year awards.  (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)
** FILE ** In this Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008 file photo

Chris Dutton, Fleta Page Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt rules the track and field world right now, but how far is he from human athletic perfection?