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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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

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.


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.


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.

AIS pool leak leaves elite swimmers high and dry

London Olympics 2012, Diving, Women's 100m Butterfly final Australia's  Alicia Coutts at the Aquatic Centre. Monday July 30th 2012
Photos:Steve Christo

Lee Gaskin Olympic Games gold medallist Alicia Coutts will be among the elite swimmers who will be forced to find other training facilities after a leak was detected in the high-tech pool at the Australian...


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.


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...


Born to be an Olympian

Lee Gaskin BEN TREFFERS was born to be an Olympian. Just not for Australia.


Libby just keeps on smiling

26 April 2012 SPORT Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by Lee Gaskin. Members of the Australian Women's Olympic Relay Squad at the AIS Pool. Facing media questions L to R Alicia Coutts, Leisel Jones and Libby Trickett.

Lee Gaskin The broadest grin in Australian sport doesn't leave the face of Libby Trickett - even when the dual gold medallist faces the prospect of being a tourist at the Olympic Games.


Jones uses AIS camp to eye off Thorpe's record

Lee Gaskin Move over Ian Thorpe, Leisel Jones is gunning for your record.

All's nice for long reign Rice

Stephanie Rice.

Lee Gaskin Stephanie Rice is confident her injured shoulder can carry her to success in London.


Rice may face London alone

Stephanie Rice

Lee Gaskin Triple Olympic gold medallist Stephanie Rice is confident her injured shoulder can carry her to success in London, but her main fear is her parents won't be there to see it.


Kosev wins six events in pool

Lee Gaskin Having shared the pool with triple Olympic gold medallist Liesel Jones, motivation is not an issue for Natasha Kosev.


D'Arcy, Monk ready to aim up in Canberra

Australian swimmer Nick D'Arcy and teammate Kenrick Monk posing with guns in a picture on D'Arcy's Facebook page.


Lee Gaskin Nick D'Arcy and Kenrick Monk will return to the pool for the first time since their gun photo controversy when the entire Australian Olympic Games swimming squad converges on Canberra this week.