Olympic Games

Symantha Perkins: My split from Kieren

Symantha Perkins: My split from Kieren

Eight months after her split from Olympic champion Kieren (who has revealed the new woman in his life), Symantha Perkins tells Bryce Corbett what it was really like to be married to swimming’s golden boy. It’s a scene that is part of the nation’s sporting history. After cruising coolly to victory in the 1500 metres […]
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Special Olympian pens passionate protest against 'retard' insult

Special Olympian pens passionate protest against ‘retard’ insult

A Special Olympian with Down syndrome has penned a touching open letter protesting against the use of the word “retard” as an insult. US political commentator Ann Coulter provoked a barrage of criticism when she called Barack Obama a “retard” during the third presidential debate yesterday. “I highly approve of Romney’s decision to be kind […]
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Aussie swimmers 'cheered when Magnussen lost'

Aussie swimmers ‘cheered when Magnussen lost’

James Magnussen was devastated when the 100m men’s freestyle Olympic gold medal was snatched away by his American rival Nathan Adrian, but some of his Australian teammates were so thrilled they stood up and cheered. That such a thing could happen at an Olympic Games and to an Australian swimming team is almost incomprehensible, but […]
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Charlotte Dawson: I gave up my baby for my husband

Charlotte Dawson: I gave up my baby for my husband

Charlotte Dawson has revealed she aborted her child with swimmer Scott Miller because he didn’t want any distractions in the lead-up to the Sydney Olympics. The TV presenter opened up about the termination of her pregnancy in her new book, Air Kiss And Tell, which is exclusively extracted in the October issue of The Australian […]
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Jacqueline Freney wins seven gold medals at Paralympics

Jacqueline Freney: Seven golds? I’m in heaven!

Jacqueline Freney was eight years old when she watched Australian swimmer Siobhan Paton win six gold medals at the Sydney Paralympics and decided she wanted to do the same. Last night, she surpassed that goal, winning her seventh gold in London and becoming Australia’s most successful Paralympian at a single Games. Jacqueline, 20, blitzed the […]
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