Olympic Games

Zara Phillips’ emotional Olympic debut

Zara Phillips’ emotional Olympic debut

Zara Phillips couldn’t keep the emotion from her face when she finally made her Olympic debut on July 29. The Queen’s granddaughter grinned throughout her dressage test and shed a few tears as she left the arena aboard her horse High Kingdom. Zara has been one of Britain’s best equestriennes for years, but missed the […]
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Lauren Jackson will carry the flag

Lauren Jackson will carry the flag

Basketball star Lauren Jackson will carry the Australian flag into the Olympic opening ceremony tonight, the first woman to do so in two decades. Lauren, 31, said she is “blown away” by the honour, and was surprised to win it over the likes of swimmer Leisel Jones, beach volleyballer Natalie Cook and cyclists Anna Meares […]
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Should a woman carry the flag for Australia?

Should a woman carry the flag for Australia?

The debate over who will lead the Australian team in the Olympic opening ceremony in London this Friday is heating up as athletes and flag bearing hopefuls demand a female be given the honour. The last time our Olympians followed a woman into the opening ceremony stadium was in 1992 when four-time Olympian diver Jenny […]
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Female Olympians get second-class treatment

Olympics outrage: Female athletes fly economy, men fly business

Australian female athletes are being given second-class treatment on their long-haul journey to the London Olympics. The Australian women’s basketball team, the Opals, have confirmed that they had different travel arrangements to the men’s teams. While the Boomers made the long-haul flight trip in business class, the Opals were bailed up in premium economy — […]
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'Nervous' Olympian Zara Phillips lets off steam with teammates

‘Nervous’ Olympian Zara Phillips lets off steam with teammates

Zara Phillips has admitted she is “nervous” about the upcoming Olympic Games, but she wasn’t showing it yesterday as she goofed around with her teammates. The champion equestrienne travelled to Loughborough University in the East Midlands to collect her official Team Great Britain uniform, and couldn’t resist posing for some funny photos in her new […]
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Olympic swimmer Emily Seebohm

My wonderful daughter Emily Seebohm

Karen Seebohm reveals the lonely life of a professional swimmer and gives her tips for raising an Olympian. Emily Seebohm is one of Australia’s most promising Olympic medal prospects but to her mother Karen, she will always be the cheeky little girl who loved nothing better than beating her big brothers in a bicycle race. […]
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