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2017 started with a bang! Winter athletes competing in the Northern Hemisphere recorded some of the best Australian results in history. While on home soil, Olympians added National Championship titles to their resume and crowds flocked to some of the biggest sporting events of the year.
Olympic rowing gold medallist, Kim Brennan, and our golden Women’s 7s rugby team are among 22 Olympic athletes included on the Australia Day Honours list.
Welcome Home celebrations have kicked off in spectacular fashion with a massive crowd turning out to the Sydney Opera House to pay tribute to the amazing achievements of the Australian Olympic Team.
Tom Burton has won Australia’s first sailing gold medal of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after an amazing turn around in the men’s laser medal race.
When racing finally got underway an hour later than scheduled, the day started well for Sydney cousins Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin in the Nacra 17 class.
As we move into week two of the Games, Australia has the challenge of quarter-final knockout games in two team sports, the women’s hockey and water polo. The Canoe Sprint competition gets under way and there are medals on the line in Sailing.