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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Cycling

Tour de France stage win the cherry on Canberra cyclist Michael Rogers' career

Lee Gaskin Michael Rogers' stage win in the Tour de France has delighted his Canberra-based family.

Basketball

Coddington, Hurst spark drought-breaking win for Canberra Capitals Academy

Capitals player Alice Coddington.

Lee Gaskin Twenty points from Alice Coddington and 19 from Australian Opals point guard Nat Hurst helped the Canberra Capitals Academy to just their second win.

Cycling

Canberra's cycling culture an important cog for international expertise

Lee Gaskin Canberra's roads provide the perfect platform for training, but Jessie MacLean reckons the city's cycling culture plays just as an important factor in producing international-quality riders.

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.

Basketball

Lauren Jackson undergoes surgery but Opals confident of her fitness for world champs

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Lee Gaskin Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce wants to set the record straight on the playing future of Lauren Jackson.

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.

BMX

Caroline Buchanan wins opening round of the BMX World Cup circuit

Caroline Buchanan

Lee Gaskin Australia's Caroline Buchanan has shaken off the rust from a year-long absence from the BMX World Cup circuit with victory in the season opener in Manchester.

Swimming

Canberra teenager Hayley Morris denied Commonwealth Games dream

Haley Morris is in Sao Paulo in Brazil with the Australian para swim team where she was set to compete in the women's 100m breaststroke in the open SB9 classification.

Lee Gaskin Canberra teenager Hayley Morris has had her international clearance to race in a disability division denied, robbing her the chance of competing at the Commonwealth Games.

Swimming

Australian Paralympic Committee checking review on Canberra swimmer Hayley Morris

The career of Hayley Morris is in limbo.

Lee Gaskin Australian Paralympic Committee chief executive Jason Hellwig wants to be assured the correct protocols were followed for Canberra teenager Hayley Morris' unsuccessful review.

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.

Oceania champion Caroline Buchanan eager to make amends at BMX nationals

Lee Gaskin With the Oceania and world titles safely in her keeping, BMX star Caroline Buchanan is aiming to complete the trifecta and add a 17th national championship to her collection.

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.

Caroline Buchanan continues perfect year with victory at BMX national championships

Caroline Buchanan

Lee Gaskin Reigning world BMX champion Caroline Buchanan has taken another step towards Olympic Games redemption, winning the national title in dominant fashion.

Cameron McEvoy happy to share spoils with James Magnussen at Commonwealth Games

McEvoy hopes he and Magnussen can work together - along with Tommaso D'Orsogna and To - to get the Australian team off to a flying start at the Commonwealth Games in the men's 4 x 100m relay.

Lee Gaskin He is the new kid on the block who stunned world champion James Magnussen at the Commonwealth Games trials, but Cameron McEvoy does not care which one of them stands on top of the podium in Glasgow.

Basketball

For Sudanese refugee Bul Kuol, basketball offers huge opportunities

Sport.  Sudanese immigrant Bul Kuol who now lives in Canberra has been picked for the Australian Development Squad camp at the AIS to be held on the 20-24 of January.  17 January 2014.  Canberra Times photo Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin He's the Sudanese refugee who caught the eye of Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis.

Cycling

Nathan Haas the surprise packet in Tour Down Under

Lee Gaskin Crossing the finish line in front of a Tour de France champion doesn't happen every day.

Basketball

Carrie Graf says not just yet for a Cannons revival

Lee Gaskin Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf believes the city might not be big enough for a Cannons revival just yet.

Basketball

Capitals lock in new talent

Sport
Canberra Capitals Carley Mijovic and Alex Bunton.
28 August 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Capitals plan on using two of Australia's most promising talents to cover the loss of Lauren Jackson.

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.

Cycling

Wiasak up for challenge at home

Sport.  Canberra cyclists Tom Palmer from Drapac Professional Cycling and Rebecca Wiasak from Suzuki- Bontrager Cycling team at the National Museum ahead of the National Capital Tour.  19 September 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin Rebecca Wiasak's has an important role to play for the Suzuki-Bontrager squad at the National Capital Tour.