NO ONE could argue about Kevin Neil's contribution outside the pool, but the poor performance of the Aussie swim team at the London Olympics cost him his job.
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AUSTRALIA'S Caroline Buchanan and Sam Willoughby made up for the disappointment of missing out on gold in London by being crowned world champions in Abbotsford.
SOUTH Africa's Oscar Pistorius has apologised for the timing of his comments about the running blades used by new 200m gold medallist, Brazilian Alan Oliveira.
IN A coup for the Toowoomba Small Bore Silhouette Rifle Club, Olympian Dane Sampson will compete in the city.
SAMANTHA Hamill admits to thoughts of quitting swimming after her disappointing Olympics campaign, but has decided she does not want to go out that way.
AUSTRALIAN gold medal-winning swimmer Cate Campbell has taken a swipe at the media and its criticism of her teammates who failed to win gold in London.
GOLD COAST Olympian Ken Wallace can't wait for Brisbane's welcome home parade on Friday and then the Gold Coast on Saturday.
THE green and gold tickertape showered Sydney’s CBD on Monday, it was hard to tell who was more excited – the fans or the Olympians.
'SCARY Spice' Mel B is keen for 90s girl band the Spice Girls to go on the road again and tour the world.
COFFS Harbour vet Dr David Johnson had plenty of work to while working with Australia's showjumping team at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
AS local admirers welcomed home their favourite Olympian on Wednesday, eyes were already on Brazil 2016 and whether our Billy will pull on the gloves again.
AS BRITAIN marvels at its Olympic feat, our athletes have come back to a welcome that fell short of the one they received four years ago.
AUSTRALIAN golden girl Brittany Elmslie left for London unsure if she would even swim in a heat at her maiden Olympics.
AIR traffic controllers and aviation fire fighters have welcomed home the Australian Olympic team after the conclusion of the 2012 London Olympics.
NEW Zealand shot put athlete Valerie Adams has won gold ... a day after the Olympic flame was extinguished.
DARLING Downs Sailing Club president Jason Elliott hopes Australia's success at the Olympic Games will attract a wave of new interest in the sport.
IF AUSTRALIAN basketball star Jenni Screen has competed at her last Olympic Games, Harry Spencer believes she can hold her head high.
SUPERMODEL Naomi Campbell would like to be an Olympic sprinter because it looks so "elegant".
TWEED Shire residents are celebrating the medal-winning efforts of Australian Men's Hockey Team player and Burringbar boy Matthew Butturini.
WITH a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious 2012 Olympic Games.