Laurie Lawrence has slammed him as a “w****r” whose national selection policy makes him “want to spew”, but Australian swim coach Jacco Verhaeren is standing by his tough-love approach to the sport.
Star WA swimmer Zac Incerti has opened up on his mental health battle as he bids to represent Australia at next year’s Tokyo Olympic Games.
Bespectacled Mack Horton could easily double as Clark Kent but don’t be surprised if Australia’s anti-drugs crusader is not portrayed as Superman if China brings the Sun Yang story to the big screen.
Despite a CV heavy with gold, from the Commonwealth Games, to the Champions Trophy, Oceania Cup and FIH Pro League, Olympic representation has so far proved elusive.
Australian swim star Shayna Jack has spoken for the first time since becoming the target of a vicious extortion attempt as she appeals a four-year doping ban. SHOCKING DETAILS INSIDE
The postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics left Australian kayaker Alyce Wood with enough time on her hands to learnt he ukulele. Now she’ll pack an extra piece of luggage in her kit bag for Japan next year.
They have been allowed back to traiing and now Australia’s elite athletes, including Cate Campbell, have an extra reason to smile as they turn their attention to Tokyo 2021.
As Swimming Australia faces the prospect of job losses due to COVID-19, boss Leigh Russell says the criticism the organisation copped over Shayna Jack’s drug test last year has steeled it for all future shocks.
Once dubbed by his own brother as a “danger to himself”, former Olympic swimmer Grant Hackett this month turned 40 — but it’s a milestone many thought he wouldn’t reach. He credits the love of his new partner and his friendship with US swimming great Michael Phelps for saving his life.
Champion canoeist Jess Fox was only allowed back to training last week and has to observe all the strict social distance protocols that are in place, including getting changed in her car.
The NBL has made a crucial decision on the potential start of its new season — with key plans to be impacted by both the NRL and AFL footy codes. READ THE LATEST.
A master motivator, Dean Boxall’s first instinct was to keep pushing his athletes during the COVID-19 lockdown. But instead he pulled back, realising they needed a break – from him.
The postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has far-reaching ramifications in the world of sport – but for one 12-year-old skate star, it’s robbed them of a chance to enter the history books.
Even with the new start-up date for the Tokyo Olympics some way off, former IOC vice-president John Coates is questioning whether the Games will actually go ahead as the coronavirus shows no signs of abating.
In Brisbane riding out the coronavirus lockdown, Cate Campbell is ‘really excited to get back into the water’ - but she knows it won’t be exactly like old times and patience will be paramount.
The big question doing the rounds in the Channel 7 bunker as they nervously look ahead to 2021 is whether the continued spread of the coronavirus pandemic could sideline the Olympics once again?
WA’s first signs of sporting life after the coronavirus lockdown will emerge tomorrow, with Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls rebooting their Tokyo Games campaigns.
Queensland Olympic Council president and Sydney 2000 gold medallist, Natalie Cook, believes Australia’s slick handling of the virus won’t be glossed over when a decision is made on the 2032 Games.
As the Australian Olympic Committee's longest-serving president says, the success of the 100-year-old organisation is down to the athletes who have shone on the world stage. But a little bit of official intervention hasn’t gone astray.
Shooting desperately last month for Olympic selection, Laura Coles suddenly felt the coronavirus stamp a target on her dreams.
“To help us get over this pandemic I think sport can be especially binding and I know lots of different sports see themselves in that light.
A pair of SA gymnasts are experiencing mixed fortunes after a series of devastating setbacks on the world stage, as one eyes a spot at next year’s rescheduled Tokyo Olympics and the other returns to the injury comeback trail.
Unique and seemingly flawless in the water, Australia’s best artistic swimmers have been forced to practice their routines on dry land, connected only by visual technology.
A Yorke Peninsula farm is an unlikely setting for an elite rower to prepare for their biggest test. But it’s where SA’s Will Smith is riding out the coronavirus, while ramping up training for the rescheduled Paralympics.
© Busselton-Dunsborough Times and Seven West Media (WA). All rights