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...

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.

Shooting star Mark accused of selfishness


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

From track speed to shutter speed: Bolt just clicks


Scott Spits For Swedish photographer Jimmy Wixtrom, it pays to be recognised by Usain Bolt.

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Live coverage: London Olympics Day 13

Canoe sprint: Men's K4 1000m

Daniel Sankey Gold on the water, and gold in the water? It's a very real possibility for Australia today — a day in which Usain Bolt will also try to make history in the men's 200m final.

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Modern man: Fernon's rise echoes Olympic history

Ed Fernon

Carlie Ikonomou Three years ago Ed Fernon’s swimming times were so poor that he was training alongside 10-year olds.

Cycling's punk set: BMX a tough ask both on and off track

Caroline Buchanan.

Peter Hanlon BMX is a contact sport and it’s a matter of when, not if your number comes up.

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US stars down Argentina to set up final with Spain

LeBron James of the United States.

Argentina threatened briefly, but the US proved far too good in their Olympic basketball semi-final, booking a gold-medal showdown with European champions Spain.

From fleeing to running: a refugee's marathon effort

Guor Marial at a news conference in London.

Greg Baum Refugee Guor Marial ran and ran, until he didn't want to run any more. Then he ran again.

Lasers a modern twist as pentathlon fights to retain relevance

Chloe Esposito

Chris Barrett MODERN pentathlon is going all postmodern. When Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the Olympics, envisioned a multi-discipline event as the ultimate test of all-round athletic skill, it is...

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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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.

Refugee who will be running for the whole world

Guor Marial

Greg Baum REFUGEE Guor Marial will run in the marathon today for a country that is not at the Olympics and a family he has not seen for 20 years.

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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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.

Fernon ecstatic simply to finish 11-hour ordeal

Ed Fernon

The worst fears of London 2012 organisers were, sort of, realised late on Saturday, when 36 fanatical disciples of a military construct ran around a packed Olympic venue and stopped only to shoot...