Chris Barrett It is a feature of the National Rugby League, international cricket (as long as sceptical India aren't playing) and as of this year the AFL.
World Taekwondo Federation chiefs have ruled that British Taekwondo followed their selection policy when they controversially snubbed world No.1 Aaron Cook for the London Olympics.
Phil Lutton WHEN Lauren Burns roundhouse kicked her way to gold in Sydney 12 years ago, Australian taekwondo clubs suddenly found their phones ringing off the hook with potential black belts of the future.
Trent Pollard The Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra has provided Australia's Olympic boxers and wrestlers more than $16,500 to help their final preparations leading up to the Rio Olympic Games.
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.
VICTOR MATHER A small team of international refugee athletes will participate in the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this year, Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee, confirmed.
Richard Hinds In the lead-up to these Olympic Games, Australians have again been subjected to the great Olympic con.
Worried you’ll miss something at the London Games but too busy to study the schedule?
Karen Kissane Sometimes, the fact that you've had to come from the other side of the world is a good thing.
A taekwondo fighter who helped fund his Olympic dream by running a brothel has rejected being labelled a 'pimp', pointing out that prostitution is legal in his native New Zealand.
Peter Hanlon Peter Hanlon continues his comprehensive look at who to cheer each day of the Olympics.
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...
Chris Barrett Having narrowly missed a spot on the podium himself, Australia’s Safwan Khalil will switch from combatant to cheerleader in an effort to help drive his fiancee to the gold medal that was denied him...
Phil Lutton Gold medal drought? What gold medal drought? Thanks to Sally Pearson and Anna Meares, we've put those dark days behind us ... and today, there's more gold to come.
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.
Chris Barrett There are five tenets of taekwondo philosophy - courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and, lastly, indomitable spirit - and Australia's Carmen Marton has them all in spades.
Chris Barrett THERE are five stated tenets of taekwondo philosophy - courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and, lastly, indomitable spirit - and Australia's Carmen Marton has the lot of them in spades.
Daniel Sankey Can Steve Hooker overcome months of injury and poor form to defend his Olympic pole vault gold medal? We'll find out in a few hours. Join us for live coverage of the 2012 London Olympics.
Georgina Robinson SALLY PEARSON and James Magnussen might be Australia's brightest lights en route to London but they are not our richest.