The last seven days...
Swimming: The British Gas Swimming Championship got underway at the weekend, with athletes competing for a place on the British team for London 2012. With only two spots available for each event, athletes need to finish in the top two and meet the Olympic Qualifying Time to be considered for selection to the team.
The trials have already seen the first world record set in the Aquatic Centre, with Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds breaking her own record to set a new world best time in the 200m Individual Medley. More information can be found on the British Swimming website.
Canoe Sprint: The Oceania Championships wrapped up in Penrith Australia where there were qualification slots available in three Canoe events (men’s C1 1000 and 200m, and C2 1000m) and four Kayak events (men’s K1 1000m and 200m, and women’s K1 500m and 200m). Full results from the championships can be found on the ICF website.
Table Tennis: The 2012 Oceania Olympic Qualification Tournament took place in Sydney, with athletes from across the Oceanic nations looking to secure one of the three spots available in both the men’s and women’s competitions. View full results on the ITTF website (PDF)
The Intercontinental Cup will conclude today (9 March) in Cairo, with the highest-placed men’s team who haven’t already qualified for the Games earning their place at London 2012.
The week ahead...
Hockey: The second of three men’s Olympic Qualifiers gets underway in Dublin this weekend. Teams from Ireland, Korea, Malaysia, Chile, Russia and the Ukraine will battle it out over eight days for the one qualifying spot on offer for the tournament winner. Keep up to date with the action on the FIH website
Canoe Slalom: The 2012 Canoe Slalom Pan American Championships take place this weekend with quota places available at London 2012 in the men's Canoe Single (C1) and the men's and women's Kayak (K1).
Swimming: The 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Championships in Adelaide start on the 15 March. The event serves as the selection trials for the Australian swimming team for London 2012 with athletes competing for Olympic and Paralympic nominations at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre in Adelaide.
The championships will also see the much-anticipated return of Olympic champion Ian Thorpe, 12 years after he won three gold medals in the Sydney 200 Games.