Brit brothers on the podium as host nation dominates triathlon

Michael Cowley Those outside the event just thought it was the Brits being cocky after their rush of gold in recent days, to suggest English brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee could quinella the men’s...

British brothers take medals in triathlon

Britain's Alistair Brownlee wins the gold medal, Spain's Javier Gomes wins the silver and Briton Johnathan Brownlee takes Bronze. Photo by Steve Christo

Alistair Brownlee from Team Great Britain won gold in the men's triathlon. His little brother Jonathan won bronze in a course that passed Buckingham Palace, Wellington Arch and finished in Hyde Park.

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.

Tactics can only go so far in this sport of chance

Courtney Atkinson

Phil Lutton Australia will need to spring a surprise to finish on top of the podium in the triathlon in London. Luckily for them, springing surprises is what the Olympic triathlon does best.

Don't write us off yet, expect the unexpected

Australia's silver medalists

David Humphries SO LONDON is Australia's poorest start to an Olympics since Atlanta 16 years ago. The woe is audible; a pestilence is about to blight this sunburnt land. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oh, Oh, Oh!

Six to watch: Saturday 4 August

Mitchell Watt.

Scott Spits One of our best gold medal chances in the athletics comes early with Mitchell Watt jumping for glory.

Feeling flat, Densham pushes home for bronze


Greg Baum Not even in the billowing greenery of Hyde Park can Australia hide from the curse that is upon it in these Games. There, in Saturday's women's triathlon, it struck doubly.

Densham's finest hour a testament to guts and grit

The triathlon medallists

Georgina Robinson A THREE-YEAR rollercoaster ride from heart surgery to Olympic bronze had Australian Erin Densham somewhat dazed in the wake of her gutsy triathlon triumph.

The Olympic breeding ground

Great Britain's Helen Glover

Britain’s Olympic stars are drawn from diverse backgrounds and plenty of Team GB’s medal-winners have been inspired by teachers at state schools.

Live coverage: London Olympics Day 11

Anna Meares

Daniel Sankey Day 11 at the London Olympics is the day our golden girls, Sally Pearson and Anna Meares, take centre stage.

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Peppy Poms in circumstance


Richard Hinds At The Hare in Bethnal Green - a cosy old-style pub in a now gentrified-ish part of East London where the notorious Kray twins once collected the rent - a regular leans across the drip tray, one eye...

The Australian story: the ins and outs of our Olympics campaign

Sally Pearson

Phil Lutton The flame of the 30th Olympiad has been extinguished. Phil Lutton recounts the Australian Games in London.

Snowsill labelled greatest as selection debacle ends

Emma Snowsill

Georgina Robinson Veteran ironman and triathlon champion Chris McCormack says Australia will go to London without its "greatest ever triathlete" after Emma Snowsill failed to have her omission from the women's Olympic...

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Snowsill appeals snub

Emma Snowsill.

Samantha Lane Overlooked for the Olympic team, Emma Snowsill will appeal the contentious decision of Triathlon Australia chiefs.


Tally-ho: British hunt for medals helped by jubilee


Jacquelin Magnay THE Australian men's rowing four were not in London last weekend, but they might have been taking note of the Queen's diamond jubilee celebrations.

Mud sticks to London's eroding weather plans

Jacquelin Magnay IN LONDON it feels like it has been raining relentlessly. Everyday the heavens open and sometimes so hard it has turned Hyde Park - the venue of the Olympic triathlon and open-water swimming, and a...

Don't track mud on this dream

Jacquelin Magnay Record rain in June has delayed some of the last-minute touches to Olympic venues.

Watch and learn


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

Rain sparks a rethink

Samantha Lane Two Olympic venues waterlogged and hastily being resurfaced as contingency plans reviewed.

Wet weather threatens to rain on Games' parade


Samantha Lane Two Olympic venues are waterlogged and are hastily being resurfaced as Games organisers review their contingency plans due to downpours that threaten to spoil the two-week London event.