ATHLETICS: Marjorie Jackson, the first Australian female ever to set an athletics world record, will join her equally impressive compatriot Betty Cuthbert in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Hall of Fame.
The 1952 Australian Olympic Team - The Kapyla Club - have met every year for a reunion since the Helsinki Olympics. They are the only team in history to do so. At each reunion they sing songs, tell jokes, share stories & drink the Finnish liquor Aquavit. This video highlights some of the medal moments of the 1952 Games as well as taking a look at some of the recent reunions. Olympic legends Marjorie Jackson and Shirley Strickland are featured along with many Olympic greats from the era.
The Olympic family is saddened by the passing of 1952 Olympian Ernest Chapman at the age of 86.
President of the Australian Olympic Committee, John Coates, today paid tribute to one of “Australia’s finest Olympians”, the late Lionel Cox.
Lionel passed away in a Sydney hospital last night after a battle with pneumonia. He was 80.
Each year a number of green jackets with the Australian coat of arms sewn on the breast pocket are brought out of the cupboard and hung outside to air...