Water Polo

Men's water polo team secures best Olympic result in 20 years

Robert Dillon Australian men's water polo coach John Fox says his team is well-equipped to cope with the likely retirement of three long-serving champions after posting its best result at an Olympics in 20 years.

Water Polo

Sharks bitten by water polo turncoat

Pietro Figlioli

Robert Dillon Water polo turncoat Pietro Figlioli helped Italy sink his former Australian teammates 8-5 in their opening match of the London Olympics.

Aussie women's water polo victory

Australia's Glencora Ralph during the Australia Women's Water Polo match against Italy, July 30. Photo by Brendan Esposito

Despite the efforts of the formidable 185cm, 100kg Italian captain and forward Elisa Casanova, the Australian team led from start to finish.

Womens water polo training

Olympics 2012, australian Alicia Mccormack womens water polo team goalkeeper in training at the water polo pool in london today.
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Photographer Brendan Esposito captures some of the action from the Australian women's water polo team training in London.

Live coverage: London Olympics Day 8

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Track & Field at The Olympic Stadium London , Australia's Mitchell Watt in the long jump qualifying
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Daniel Sankey It's Day 8 at the London Olympics, when we say good-bye to the swimming so we can Bolt to the athletics.

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Rippon gets Stingers out of tight spot and into semis


Robert Dillon Australian veteran Mel Rippon inspired the greatest escape of her international water polo career on Sunday in a penalty shoot-out win against China that earnt the Stingers a semi-final berth at the...

Six to watch: Monday 6 August

Patrick Mills

Scott Spits Spectators will want to catch the women's pole vault final and men's 400m final in athletics.

Stingers inspire resurgent Sharks

Rhys Howden

Robert Dillon A TEAM meeting at which players and coaching staff delivered some unpalatable home truths has inspired Australia to reach the quarter-finals of the men's water polo tournament.

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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An underhand grab for glory, with a painful twist

Australia's coach John Fox

Robert Dillon Call it dirty pool. At the highest level of any sport, you are always likely to encounter competitors with a whatever-it-takes mentality, who have no qualms about making the quantum leap from...

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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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.

Stingers keeper can't block the pain

Tim Barrow Four years later, the feeling is 10 times worse for Alicia McCormack.

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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Royals take gold in having a good time

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William.

Zoe Williams hasn't seen royals having so much fun since, well, Wallis Simpson.

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Six to watch: Thursday 9 August

Scott Spits The open-water swimming begins, Usain Bolt aims for his 'double-double' in the men's 200m, there's women's boxing, handball finals and plenty more.

Live coverage: London Olympics Day 12


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.

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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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Aussies win bronze in extra-time after last-second blunder

Australia's team huddles before extra time as they met Hungary during their Women's Bronze Medal water polo match during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Chris Barrett "I'll shout for the rest of the night," declared Alicia McCormack after the Australian women's water polo team collected a dramatic bronze medal in London.

Live coverage: London Olympics Day 14


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.

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