Table Tennis

Underdog Aussies notch up landmark day in table tennis

Peter Hanlon Being an Olympian means so much to William Henzell, he turned his life upside down 18 months ago to ensure he did it once more with feeling.

Six to watch: Wednesday 8 August

Scott Spits Steve Hooker sees Olympic action, the Boomers take on the mighty USA in the quarter-finals and the BMX program gets undeway in London.

BMX stars can propel Olympic movement further

Sam Willoughby

Without identifying either by name, Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates described BMX wonder twins Sam Willoughby and Caroline Buchanan as the breed of athletes the Olympic movement is...

A porthole to this city's soul

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Peter Hanlon As much as these Games have been about Great Britain showing the world it has well and truly moved with the times in terms of athletic achievement, they have been a nod to the past.

The price of gold

Gold medalist Britain's Jessica Ennis.

Robert ''Bob'' Ellicott remembers the moment when Australia's Olympic dream factory became real. It was November 1978 in Canberra.

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?

Memoirs of a top Chinese gymnast

Fan Ye.

All but a handful of China's 396 Olympians competing in London have qualified for the Games under the patronage of the country's monolithic Soviet-style sports system.

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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Where is everyone? Empty seats blamed on 'Olympic family' no-show

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Jacquelin Magnay London 2012 organisers promised an investigation after thousands of empty seats were visible yesterday at some of the most popular Olympic venues.

Live coverage: London Olympics Day 2

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Phil Lutton Live coverage of all the action of Day 2 of the London Olympics.

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Six to watch: Thursday 2 August

Victoria Pendleton and Anna Meares

Scott Spits It's the first instalment in the keenly awaited Meares-Pendleton rivalry,

In summary: miserable, with few bright spots

Australia's Luke Jackson

Chris Barrett and Phil Lutton Australia's Olympic day ended as it began, with a team hopeful of big things wondering where it all went wrong.

Live coverage: London Olympics Day 3

'Leisel deserves more respect' (Thumbnail)

Phil Lutton That's all from our live coverage of day three of the London Olympics. Here's a recap of what happened in the pool, plus all of the other action that unfolded while you slept.

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Olympics

Why should Bolt and Phelps get all the attention?

28th June 2012, Story by Fleta Page ,  Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch,  Champion Table Tennis player in the over 60's division Glenys Joliffe at the ACT Table Tennis Centre in Kingston

Chris Dutton Sure, you’ll probably be able to see London’s Olympic Stadium from space when cameras flash for the 10 seconds of the men’s 100 metres sprint.

Watch and learn

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Samantha Lane Layne Beachley has made her first Olympic team at 40 and is positively amped.

Paralympics

Eliason wants to make up for lost time in London

Canberra's Richard Eliason, 24 of Flynn, has been selected in the Australian swimming team for the Paralympics.

Lee Gaskin Every lap Richard Eliason swims is aimed at extinguishing the sins of the infamous Spanish basketball team.