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Geoff Martin honoured

16 January 2013
Geoff Martin has been honoured many times in his illustrious career, but reading the officials’ oath at the Opening Ceremony of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) is one he will always remember.

Geoff Martin has been honoured many times in his illustrious career, but reading the officials’ oath at the Opening Ceremony of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) is one he will always remember.

Setting up his blocks on the track, Anas Abu Ganaba can picture himself at the Rio De Janeiro Olympics in 2016.

Guan and Somerville (AUS)

An impressive effort by women's doubles pair Jacqueline Guan and Gronya Somerville is Australia's highlight on the opening day of badminton.

Mitcham leads by example

16 January 2013
AYOF 2013 Ambassador - Diving

Olympic gold medallist and Australian Youth Olympic Festival Ambassador Matthew Mitcham is confident Australia’s eight divers will do well when competition gets underway on Friday.

Gold - Men's K2 1000m

Queensland pair Bill Bain and Jordan Wood claimed Australia's first gold medal of the AYOF, in the MK2 1000m.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 14: An Australian athlete carries the torch during the Opening Ceremony of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on January 14, 2009 in Sydney, Australia.

Two Australians will have the experience of a lifetime when they play leading roles at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival Opening Ceremony this Wednesday.

The countdown to the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival is almost over and for the 1700 athletes from 30 nations their first Olympic-style experience starts on Wednesday in Sydney.

Robson ready to ride

15 January 2013
INVERCARGILL, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 26: Kelsey Robson of Australia celebrates after winning the Womens Individual Pursuit Final during the final day of the 2012 UCI Junior Track World Track Championships on August 26, 2012 in Invercargill, New Zealand.

Up and coming cycling star Kelsey Robson, 17, will be aiming for gold in the team pursuit at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival this week.

Analyst Arian Nemani splits urine samples in the anti-doping laboratory which will test athlete’s samples from the London 2012 Games on January 19, 2012 in Harlow, England. The facility, which will be provided by GSK and operated by King’s College London, will test over 6250 samples throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Over 150 anti-doping scientists will work in the laboratory, which measures the size of seven tennis courts, 24 hours a day.

Some of the nation's future Olympians will get their first experience of doping testing when they compete among more than 1000 athletes at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival starting on Wednesday.

A young fan drinks water in the extreme heat during day three of Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre on January 8, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

Australian Youth Olympic Festival athletes set to experience a typical Sydney summer.