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 16

Uganda's Stephen Kiprotich

Daniel Sankey Today, we say goodbye to London and begin to turn our attention to Rio. But before we do that, we've got a marathon to run. Follow our live coverage of Day 16 of the London Olympics.

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.

Pain of the past still stings in bitter rivalry

Australian water polo goalkeeper Alicia McCormack trains in London.

Tim Barrow Two weeks ago, goalkeeper Alicia McCormack relived her personal hell.

Hockey

So near and yet so far for Charter

Charter

Chris Dutton ANDREW CHARTER is a man conflicted. He’s buzzing with excitement and enthusiasm as the Kookaburras chase Olympic Games glory, but on the inside, he’s an absolute mess.

Charter lands in twilight zone

31 march 2012 Canberra times PHOTO by  GARY SCHAFER.  sunday sportjapan v kookaburras hockey at lyneham. Kookaburra goalie Andrew Charter gets as close to the action as he saw all game.

Chris Dutton ANDREW CHARTER is a man conflicted. He's buzzing with excitement and enthusiasm as the Kookaburras chase Olympic Games glory, but on the inside, he's an absolute mess.

Olympic ring-ins: soldiers drafted to fill empty seats

seats

British soldiers have been drafted in to fill empty seats at the London 2012 Olympics after prime blocks of seating at the Aquatics Centre and gymnastics arena went unused on the first day of...

Medal tally stays down no matter the count

Anna Meares

Adam Cooper and Craig Butt Which is worse - Olympic defeat to Britain or New Zealand?

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Live coverage: London Olympics Day 2

Sprenger

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

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Loss to familiar foe cuts deep

Pietro Figlioli

Robert Dillon WATER POLO FOUR years ago, he played alongside them in Beijing. But on Sunday, water polo turncoat Pietro Figlioli helped Italy sink his former Australian teammates 8-5 in their opening match in...

'All I did was cry': emotional homecoming for Olympians

Anna Meares

Glenda Kwek Family and friends cheered and clapped and a children's choir sang I Still Call Australia Home as the athletes - some wearing their medals around their necks - walked down a set of stairs from a...

Water polo

Think we're dirty? Well, now we know martial arts

Robert Dillon The Australian Stingers have warned Great Britain they can expect more of the same medicine after opening their London Olympics campaign with a hard-fought 10-8 victory against Italy on Sunday.

Stingers plan to clean up Brits following 'dirty' accusations

Kate Gynther of Australia

Robert Dillon THE Stingers have warned Great Britain they can expect more of the same medicine after opening their campaign with a hard-fought victory against Italy on Sunday.

Water Polo

Ashes to smashes as Aussies belt Great Britain

Rowie Webster of Australia.

Robert Dillon Before the match, all the talk was about the physical punishment the Australian Stingers allegedly enjoy dishing out in the water polo pool.

Not cricket: what would Waugh the winner make of Olympic tankers?

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 6:  Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting of Australia look on during the presentations after day five of the 4th Test between Australia and India at the SCG on January 6, 2004 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)

Robert Dillon Steve Waugh may never have competed at the Olympics but few would appear better qualified for the mentoring role - athlete-liaison officer, to be precise - he occupies with the Australian team in...

Borat shadow looms everywhere but Kazakhs have the last laugh

Borat

Chris Barrett Kazakhstan came to London wanting to be taken seriously. They probably knew they would not get through this Games without a mention of mankini, goat herding or any other reminders of Sacha Baron...

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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!