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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Olympics boost for Hosking

Lee Gaskin Olympic road cycling hopeful Chloe Hosking has boosted her London selection chances with the biggest European win of her career.

Cycling

Canberra cyclist Rebecca Wiasak wins King Valley Tour, but may miss remaining rounds of National Road Series

Canberra cyclist Rebecca Wiasak.

Lee Gaskin Canberra cyclist Rebecca Wiasak led from start to finish to take out the latest round of the National Road Series.

Cycling

Canberra cyclist Chloe Hosking using Giro Rosa as preparation for Commonwealth Games

Canberra cyclist Chloe Hosking is using the Giro Rosa as preparation for the Commonwealth Games.

Lee Gaskin Chloe Hosking knows she won't be an unknown quantity at the Commonwealth Games this time around.

BMX

Harriet Burbidge-Smith quits school to chase BMX dream

Need for speed: Harriet Burbidge-Smith.

Lee Gaskin Canberra BMX racer Harriet Burbidge-Smith has made a ''huge gamble'' to chase her world championship and Olympic Games dreams.

Football

Matildas star Sally Shipard calls time on her magnificent football career

Sally Shipard with Ellie Brush during  her Canberra United career.

Lee Gaskin Sally Shipard packed a lot into her career for someone forced to retire so young.

Canberra plays major part in 2015 Asian Cup

The AFC Asian Cup will see ten different countries play in Canberra.

Lee Gaskin Canberra will be front and centre during the biggest sporting event in Asia next year.

Cycling

Gracie Elvin climbs mountain to get back on track

Sport.  Canberra cyclist Gracie Elvin is looking to defend her Australian title at the National Road Championships in Ballarat in January.  16 December 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey  Chan.

Lee Gaskin National road champion Gracie Elvin credits her mountain-biking background for giving her the mental strength to reach the top.

Football

Matildas take on Canberra's Sykes twins for China series

Nicole (right) and Ashleigh Sykes.

Lee Gaskin The Sykes sisters grew up in Dubbo dreaming of sharing an Olympic Games podium.

Nicole and Ashleigh Sykes selected in Matildas national football squad

Canberra United twins, top-bottom Nicole and Ashleigh Sykes.

Lee Gaskin The Sykes sisters grew up in Dubbo dreaming of sharing an Olympic Games podium.

Swimming

Don't be too harsh on young swim team: Coutts

Alicia Coutts.

Lee Gaskin Australia's most successful swimmer at this year's Olympic Games says criticism of the team's performance in London is ''harsh'' as the review into the sport begins.

Swimming

Paws from the pool for golden girl Coutts

Multiple olympic medalist Alicia Coutts back at work for the first time  today since the London Olympics.

Lee Gaskin Cleaning up cat litter is about as far removed from standing on the Olympic Games medal dais as you could possibly get.

BMX

Downtime eases pain for Buchanan

Caroline Buchanan

Lee Gaskin Snowboarding, mountain biking and a trip to Las Vegas are all part of Caroline Buchanan's plan for Olympic redemption.

Swimming

AIS treading water

AIS new boss Matt Favier.

Lee Gaskin AIS director Matt Favier remains confident the training institution will continue to play a crucial role in elite sport.

Basketball

Jackson's future hangs in the balance

SPORT - Centenary of Canberra Matches photo shoot at Manuka Oval  Lauren Jackson awaits her turn in front of the camera ,  Canberra.                                                                                                                                                               19th December2012.                                                                                                                                                             Photo : Colleen Petch of the Canberra Times

Lee Gaskin Lauren Jackson will consider offers from Europe and Asia along with a possible return to the Canberra Capitals, but Australia's greatest woman basketballer won't decide anything until she feels...

BMX

Harriet's focus on riding the Rio route

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Sport: BMX racer Harriet Burbidge-Smith, 16, is racing at the ACT titles this weekend, her dream is to make it to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. 28th February 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

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Lee Gaskin She watched Caroline Buchanan's Olympic campaign from a hospital bed.

Swimming

Coutts considers different strokes

SPORT : centre Olympic swimmer Alicia Coutts with special olympic swimmers L-R Aidan Vergano,19 of Macgregor and Rianna Benson,26 of Dunlop at the AIS pool, Bruce . 4th April 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Lee Gaskin Renovating houses on reality TV is one of Alicia Coutts' post-swimming career options. But before she trades in her swimsuit for a sledge hammer, Australia's most decorated swimmer at last year's...

Basketball

Mills will shine in play-offs: Longley

PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 24:  Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs high fives Matt Bonner #15 after scoring against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of the NBA game at US Airways Center on February 24, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Spurs defeated the Suns 97-87. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Luc Longley expects Patty Mills to thrive in the NBA play-off atmosphere and take his game to another level.

Basketball

Mills ready to answer the call

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06:  Patrick Mills #5 of Australia during the Men's Basketball Preliminary Round match against Russia on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Basketball Arena on August 6, 2012  in London, England.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Canberra's Patty Mills has told new Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis he's ready to step up.

Basketball

Jackson set to shine

Lee Gaskin Opals coach Brendan Joyce says Lauren Jackson is on track for a triumphant Canberra homecoming.

Basketball

Capital chance to sign Bishop

9 July 2012, Sport, Journalist Chris Dutton.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan. Former Canberra Capital Abby Bishop at Canberra Airport before flying out to the 2012 London Olympics.

Lee Gaskin Australian Opals star Abby Bishop could return to the Canberra Capitals next season after a pay dispute in France.