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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Swimming: Ellie Cole back from injury with new goal

Chris Dutton Ellie Cole has barely been able to swim a stroke since the 2012 London Paralympics - but she's getting set for Rio.


Treffers takes long view after Olympic heartbreak

Chris Dutton Canberra swimmer Ben Treffers hopes making the sport fun again will help him move on from his failed Olympic Games bid and has vowed to use the agonisingly close defeat to make him stronger.

Athletes in cough risk after outbreak

20th  June 2012, Story by  Chris Dutton,  Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch,  Due to an outbreak of whooping cough swimming Australia has cancelled a scheduled swim meet at the AIS pool. Australian water polo captain Kate Gynther talks to the media.

Chris Dutton, David Polkinghorne The Australian Institute of Sport claims there's no need to quarantine its athletes just 36 days out from the Olympic Games despite admitting some may be at a ''high risk'' to a contagious outbreak...