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.

Live coverage: London Olympics Day 7

Eamon Sullivan

Daniel Sankey Welcome to our live coverage of Day 7 at the London Olympics. It's the day when the swimming, cycling and athletics all collide — and Australia has a host of medal chances in each of the three events.

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Larrikin ready to put 'wind whispering' tactics to the test

John Huxley CELEBRATED ''wind whisperer'' Tom Slingsby will lead the charge on Monday as Australia's sailors take to the choppy waters off the coastal resort town of Weymouth determined to make up the shortfall...

Badminton boss 'sorry' as athletes expelled over match-fixing scandal


Samantha Lane The head of international badminton has defended the sport's position at the Olympics in light of the scandalous disqualification of eight athletes for deliberately throwing matches.

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Williams sisters win historic fourth gold medals


Chris Barrett To the pantheon of Olympic athletes that have won three gold medals in the same event - Carl Lewis, Dawn Fraser, Michael Phelps and the rest - add the names Serena and Venus Williams.

Olympic gold: Murray's magical Wimbledon moment


Chris Barrett Andy Murray has won the men's tennis singles gold medal for Great Britain, thrashing world No.1 Roger Federer in straight sets in a final football stadium-like atmosphere at the All England Club.

Here's proof I'm a major contender

Andy Murray

Chris Barrett FINALLY, Andy Murray has his moment in the sun. The ghost of Fred Perry, Great Britain's last Wimbledon men's singles winner in 1936, will remain at the All England Club for him to battle next June.

Live coverage: London Olympics Day 9

Usain Bolt

Phil Lutton It's the day we've all been waiting for ... men's 100m final day. The day when Usain Bolt can etch his name in history by defending his crown as the world's fastest man.

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Doubles sweep puts Williamses with the greats

Williams sisters

Chris Barrett TO THE pantheon of Olympic athletes who have won three gold medals in the same event - Carl Lewis, Dawn Fraser, Michael Phelps and the rest - add Serena and Venus Williams.

$2m a second: what the gold is worth to Bolt


Glenda Kwek Less than 10 seconds on the track and more than $19 million in sponsorships ... and that was before this morning's 100-metre final.

Fears that deliberate losses are widespread

China's Yu Yang

Samantha Lane ATHLETES are angry. Officials are embarrassed. But more significantly, Olympic competition is tainted.

Live coverage: London Olympics Day 10

Steve Solomon

Daniel Sankey Australia has been waiting nine days for its second gold medal of the 2012 London Olympics — finally, that wait could be over today with Tom Slingsby sailing for gold in the Laser class.

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Gold in the water and fire in the belly of sailor Tom Slingsby

Tom Slingsby

John Huxley Tom Slingsby, of Gosford, raised a nation's morale by winning a longed-for gold medal in the Laser class of single-hander dinghies at the Olympic sailing regatta last night.

Gold! Slingsby secures Australia's first individual gold

Tom Slingsby

John Huxley Move over Britannia! Australia seems set to rule the waves off the south coast resort town of Weymouth this week, after Tom Slingsby, from Gosford, raised a crying nation's morale by winning a...

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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.

Fan with tickets to every day of Olympics dies at the velodrome

Conrad Readman tweeted this photograph of himself with actor Zachary Levi outside the London Olympics Aquatic Centre. He wrote:

A British sports fan who had tickets for every day of the London Olympics died after collapsing at the velodrome at the Olympic Park, media reports say.

Kookaburra king Charlesworth chases gold not closure

Ric Charlesworth

Greg Baum It is the blank that can never be filled in, the itch that can't be scratched. In 16 years as an Australian hockey international, Ric Charlesworth estimates that he played against New Zealand 30...

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...

Triathlon brothers make medal history

The Brownlee brothers hug.

Gordon Rayner and James Kirkup British brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee win gold and bronze in the men's triathlon.

The bucks' night fighter

Shalva Gadabadze (in red) fights with Jimmy Lidberg.

Chris Barrett Jimmy Lidberg is not your everyday embodiment of bucks' party entertainment. For starters he's a man, one with an imposing physique straight off the nightclub bouncer production line.

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