Shooting

Rio 2016: Shooting bosses separate Olympic-bound and non-selected athletes over 'tension'

Chris Barrett Teenager Aislin Jones has been blocked from competing at a World Cup event out of her own pocket while the shooter she was preferred over for Brazil is being sent on full funding.

Michael Diamond's issues well-known in the world of shooting

Michael Diamond has been charged with drink-driving and firearms offences.

Chris Barrett The excesses of Diamond's lifestyle have been no secret to those on the shooting scene.

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.

Hockeyroos' secret weapon has shooting technique perfected

'I really want to be a dominating fullback' ... Jodie Schulz's mastery of the coveted 'drag flick' shooting technique is expected to give Australia an edge over its rivals.

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.

Shooter Michael Diamond to front AOC board in final bid to compete at Rio Olympics

Andrew Webster The dual Olympian could shoot for gold in Rio but not be allowed to carry a gun in his own country.

Beef up Olympic Games security now: Aussie chef de mission Kitty Chiller

Liesl Tesch, from Woy Woy, was riding a bike with a team official when they were confronted by two men.

Steve Larkin, Helen Velissaris and James Hall Kitty Chiller has slammed Rio organisers saying the daylight robbery of Australian athletes this week is "not an isolated incident".

Rio 2016 Olympics: Kitty Chiller calls for security improvement in wake of Liesl Tesch robbery

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18:  Chef de Mission for Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympics Kitty Chiller (L) and AOC President John Coates (R) speak to the media ahead of the AOC Athlete Farewell Dinner at The Star on May 18, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images for the AOC)

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has called on Rio Games organisers to mobilise their security force early following a number of violent robberies on athletes in the Games city.

Paralympian Liesl Tesch and official Sarah Ross robbed at gunpoint in Rio

Gold medal Paralympian Liesl Tesch was robbed at gunpoint in Rio.

Megan Levy Six-time Australian Paralympian Liesl Tesch has revealed she and a team official were robbed at gunpoint while attending a training camp in Rio de Janeiro on the weekend, just two months out from the...

Ashley Adams tragedy to inspire Australian shooters at Rio Paralympics, says Libby Kosmala

David Sygall Libby Kosmala has nearly seen it all in her epic 44 years on the Australian Paralympic team. But nothing will match the emotion she will feel competing in Rio.

Rio Olympics 2016: Shooter Michael Diamond pleads not guilty to high-range drink-driving and carrying a shotgun

Michael Diamond has been charged with drink-driving and firearms offences.

Dan Proudman Dual Olympic gold medallist Michael Diamond's dreams of competing in Rio may now hinge on him having a chance to beat drink driving and firearm charges before the team is selected in July.

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Michael Diamond's expedited hearing application denied, further damaging Rio hopes

Denied: Michael Diamond's hearing will not be brought forward before the Olympic team is selected in July.

Sam Rigney Michael Diamond's hopes of competing at a seventh Olympic Games have been dealt a significant blow after a magistrate denied his application to expedite a hearing on firearm charges.

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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.

Arrest over drink-driving, firearms threatens Michael Diamond's Rio Olympics dream

Olympic gold medallist Michael Diamond.

Australian Olympic team boss Kitty Chiller has warned dual gold medallist Michael Diamond could be ruled out of the Rio Games if convicted on firearms and drink-driving charges.

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Clay target shooter James Willett has gold in his sights

Double trap competitor James Willett, of Mulwala, training at the Majura Park Gun Club in Canberra.

Lee Gaskin Clay target shooter James Willett is aiming at Olympic gold just over a year after taking up the double trap discipline.

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...

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.