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Anna Meares celebrates breaking the world record in the 500m time trial at the Sydney Track Cycling World Cup, 18 Nov 2006.

The Australian Olympic Committee has coordinated a stellar group of Olympians to mentor young athletes competing at the 2009 Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF).Twenty-four outstanding Olympians have been selected as Ambassadors at the Festival, staged in Sydney from January 14 - 18.

Like father like son

11 November 2008
Australian junior show jumping champion Tom McDermott on Merriwah.

Thomas McDermott, 15, aims to follow in his father’s footsteps and compete at the Olympic Games.

Gretel and Kurt Tippett, shining lights of Australian basketball.

Gretel Tippett might be the younger sister of Adelaide Crows forward Kurt and Brisbane Lions rookie Joel, but the 15-year-old is making her own waves on the basketball court.

Australian under-20 epee fencing champion Diana Sher.

Fencing’s Head Coach Vladimir Sher and his 15-year-old daughter Diana have teamed up for January’s Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) in Sydney.

Malcolm Kemp

The Australian men’s hockey team for the 2009 Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) has been announced.

Emily Hurtz beats New Zealand's Alana Millington to the ball during their womens hockey match at the 2007 AYOF in Sydney, Australia.

Hockey Australia will have the opportunity to display its future stars in January next year with the women's Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) team announced today.

AYOF is Smith’s next step

21 October 2008
World junior diving medallist Anabelle Smith.

DIVING: Melbourne diver Anabelle Smith has already made an impressive plunge on the international stage and the 2009 Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) in Sydney, from 14-18 January, is the next focus for the 15-year-old.Last month at the FINA World Junior Diving Championships in Aachen, Germany, Smith clinched two individual bronze medals.

Great Britain flags raised during a medal ceremony at the 2008 Olympics Games in Beijing.

The head of the British Olympic Association, Lord Colin Moynihan, is sending a small army of athletes to compete in next year’s Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) in Sydney.