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Molik and Smeets earn Aus Open spots

Molik and Smeets earn Aus Open spots

20 December 2006

Robert Smeets and Alicia Molik have earned wildcards into the Australian Open main draw after winning the wildcard playoffs at Melbourne Park.

A wet Zatopek at Olympic Park

A wet Zatopek at Olympic Park

15 December 2006

The 2006 staging of Melbourne’s time honoured Telstra Zatopek Classic coincided with a welcome change in the weather for the rest of the community, but one that brought mixed fortunes for the athletes taking part. Whilst the distance runners generally revelled in the wet and cooler conditions, the sprinters, jumpers and throwers were less enthusiastic.

Aussies snatch bronze in Holiday Cup

Aussies snatch bronze in Holiday Cup

12 December 2006

Australia came form 7-4 down in the third quarter to beat Commonwealth rival Canada 10-9 in the play-off for bronze...

Dutton to ride for America

Dutton to ride for America

8 December 2006

Dual Olympic Team Gold medallist Phillip Dutton has notified the Equestrian Federation of Australia that he plans to...

OCA chief slams door on Australia's Asian Games hopes

OCA chief slams door on Australia's Asian Games hopes

6 December 2006

The president of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has shot down hopes Australia had of competing in future Asian Games...

Madill makes remarkable return

Madill makes remarkable return

4 December 2006

Luke Madill laid his claim on a Beijing Olympic berth after winning the second round of the BMX National Tour in Perth...

MacKenzie nudges Wickham's record

MacKenzie nudges Wickham's record

4 December 2006

Linda MacKenzie has taken a giant step towards history with a stunning victory in the women’s 400 metre freestyle on the first...

China announces cheap tickets for 2008 Olympics

China announces cheap tickets for 2008 Olympics

30 November 2006

China will next year begin selling the more than seven million tickets available for the 2008 Summer Olympics, with at least half...

Beijing road cycling course a mountain to climb, says official

Beijing road cycling course a mountain to climb, says official

27 November 2006

Top sprinters like Australia's Robbie McEwen and Belgian Tom Boonen can forget about going for gold in the Olympics'...

Speculation to become fact today

Speculation to become fact today

21 November 2006

Five-time Olympic champion Ian Thorpe will make an announcement on his swimming future at midday today in the Sydney CBD...

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Peter Norman posthumously awarded Olympic Order of Merit

Did you know?

Gold and silver medals must be made of 92.5 percent pure silver; the gold medal must be gilded with at least six grams of gold.

Did you know?

Alana Boyd (athletics – pole vault) made Australian Olympic history in Beijing, becoming the first Australian to join both parents as Olympians. This feat was emulated by Jess Fox (canoe/kayak - slalom) at the London 2012 Games.