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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.

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.

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.

Basketball

Jackson's future with Capitals in doubt

Sport
Lauren Jackson in action at the AIS Arena against the West Coast Waves
The Canberra Times
15 February 2013
Photo: Jay Cronan

Lee Gaskin Four-time Olympian admits her future with the Capitals is uncertain for 2013-14 season.

Basketball

Mills set to line up at the Palace

Boomer Patty Mills races to goal. Australia v Greece, Farewell Series, State Basketball Centre, Knox, 25/6/2012. Pic: Mick Connolly

Lee Gaskin Patty Mills has played everywhere but is just as excited at the prospect of playing at ''the Palace'' for the first time.

BMX

Getting over ditch on road to Rio

Canberra Olympian Caroline Buchanan preparing for the BMX world championships

Lee Gaskin Canberra's Caroline Buchanan will compete in Auckland from Friday, eager to retain her world time trial title.

BMX

Buchanan on top of the world

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 28:  Caroline Buchanan of Australia celebrates winning the Womens Elite Final during day five of the UCI BMX World Championships at Vector Arena on July 28, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Canberra’s Caroline Buchanan is the new BMX world champion and has made amends for her Olympic Games heartbreak.

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Basketball

Fit Jackson a big part of Opals' plans

Australia's Lauren Jackson shows off her bronze medal during victory ceremony at the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 11, 2012.                     REUTERS/Mike Segar (BRITAIN  - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT BASKETBALL)

Lee Gaskin Free agent Lauren Jackson will continue to be eased back as part of a new-look Australian Opals squad.

Mountain biking

World champ back on bike for next challenge

Lee Gaskin Caroline Buchanan aiming for unprecedented second world championship in the space of three months.

BMX

BMX champ Caroline Buchanan hints at track cycling switch

World BMX champion Caroline Buchanan returns to Canberra.

Lee Gaskin As if five world championships isn't enough, BMX biker Caroline Buchanan has hinted she might try her hand at another two-wheel sport.

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.

Basketball

Caps' Ogoke shoots to stay with L J

Valerie Ogoke.

Lee Gaskin American recruit Valerie Ogoke is determined to prove she deserves to stay at the Canberra Capitals once superstar Lauren Jackson returns.

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.