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Layne Beachley in female boxer's corner

Layne Beachley in female boxer's corner

20 July 2012

BOXING: When Naomi Fischer-Rasmussen makes history as the first Australian woman to box at the Olympics, she knows Layne Beachley, the world's greatest female surfer, will be cheering her on.

Bouncing Blake on Games high

Bouncing Blake on Games high

20 July 2012

GYMNASTICS: With his first Olympic competition just around the corner, Blake Gaudry is bouncing high with excitement.

Wiggins edges closer to Tour victory

Wiggins edges closer to Tour victory

20 July 2012

CYCLING: So that’s it - Brad Wiggins has survived the final mountain stage and unless he falls off his bike and breaks a leg in one of the remaining three races he is assured of becoming the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France.

Superstar Bryant watches swim dream team

Superstar Bryant watches swim dream team

20 July 2012

SWIMMING: The Australian swim team had a surprise, but most welcome visitor at training Thursday afternoon in Manchester.

Confident Mitchell arrives in London

Confident Mitchell arrives in London

20 July 2012

GYMNASTICS: Lauren Mitchell has arrived in London comfortable she has the mental and physical attributes needed to become Australia’s first ever gymnastics medallist but level-headed about concentrating on the processes that have made her successful in the past.

Family shoots for Olympic glory

Family shoots for Olympic glory

20 July 2012

SHOOTING: David and Hayley Chapman arrive in London set to make Australian Olympic history as the first father/daughter to compete at the same Olympics but for them it is just like competing side by side at the Australia Cup competition.

London warm-up in Hamburg

London warm-up in Hamburg

20 July 2012

TRIATHLON: Australia’s Olympic triathletes will have their final hit out before London 2012 when they hit the streets of Hamburg this weekend for the next round of the ITU Triathlon World Championship Series.

London facilities on the Mark

London facilities on the Mark

20 July 2012

SHOOTING: Russell Mark has seen a bit in his time as an Olympian. The 48 year-old who takes to the range for the 6th time as an Olympian in London, believes the facilities in place in the English capital are the best he has experienced.

Sailing mates take Olympic trip together

Sailing mates take Olympic trip together

19 July 2012

SAILING: Iain Jensen and Nathan Outteridge are used to spending a lot of time together after a partnership born while growing up on Lake Macquarie on the NSW North Coast has taken them all the way to the 2012 Olympic Games as partners in the 49er class.

Archers ready to fire

Archers ready to fire

19 July 2012

At the tender ages of 19 and 21, to simply touchdown in London in order to compete in their first Olympic Games is an achievement for Australia’s two archers Elisa Barnard and Taylor Worth.

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Peter Norman posthumously awarded Olympic Order of Merit

Did you know?

There are 5 Australian athletes with 2 medals each from the Winter Games: Steven Bradbury (Short Track Speed Skating), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Alisa Camplin (Freestyle Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Dale Begg-Smith (Freestyle Skiing - Moguls), 1 gold, 1 silver. Torah Bright (Snowboard), 1 gold, 1 silver. Lydia Lassila (Freestyle-Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze.

Did you know?

Rugby Union will return to the Olympic Games at Rio 2016 with a Sevens competition for men and women.