Australian cyclist Shane Perkins thanks Vladimir Putin after defecting to Russia

Shane Perkins switch to Russia has been rubber-stamped after chairperson Vladimir Putin signed an executive order to grant Russian citizenship Shane Perkins switch to Russia has been rubber-stamped after chairperson Vladimir Putin signed an executive order to awarded the Australia-born Olympic bronze medallist and dual world champ Russian citizenship. Perkins, who represented Australia and won […]

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Orica-Scott: 24 hours on the road with the Australian Tour de France team

Kieran Pender joins the Orica-Scott cycling team as they battle their way through the gruelling stage 17 of the Tour de France Since its establishment in 2011, Orica-Scott has become one of the leading squads in the World Tour peloton. The only Australian outfit competing at the highest level of road cycling, Orica-Scott has won […]

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Richie Porte and Geraint Thomas crash out of Tour as Froome maintains yellow

Geraint Thomas and Richie Porte are out of the Tour de France after crashing on stage nine, with Thomas sustaining a suspected contravene collarbone, but Chris Froome still leads Chris Froome will ride the rest of the Tour de France without his first lieutenant, Geraint Thomas, and close friend and principal rival, Richie Porte, after […]

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Belgian cyclist Demoitie succumbs after being hit by motorbike at Gent-Wevelgem event

Belgian cyclist Antoine Demoiti has died in hospital after being hit by a motorbike after a fall during the Gent-Wevelgem cycling classic on Sunday Belgian cyclist Antoine Demoiti has died in hospital after being hit by a motorbike after a fall during the course of its Gent-Wevelgem cycling classic on Sunday. Several riders had fallen […]

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Australia Olympic team suffer thefts and fire in latest drama at village

The Australia squads problems with their accommodation in the Olympic village have gone from bad to worse and they have now been victims of theft having been forced to evacuate their rooms because of a fire The Australia squads problems with their accommodation in the Olympic village have gone from bad to worse. Having initially […]

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Chris Froome takes yellow off Fabio Aru as Michael Matthews wins Tour stage

The weakness of Fabio Arus Astana team cost the Italian the yellow jersey on Saturday, permitting Chris Froome to regain the Tour de France lead The weakness of Fabio Arus Astana team cost the Italian the yellow jersey here on Saturday, allowing Chris Froome to regain the race leading. When the remnants of the peloton […]

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Olympics 2016 daily briefing: hunt for gold continues on busy day in Rio pool

A thrilling conclusion to day one assured Australia steal a march on their contenders in the swimming rivalry. Can the medal table leaders back it up on day 2? After what seemed like an eternal buildup to these Games, culminating in the pomp and pageantry of the opening ceremony, the time for sporting action to […]

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