LONDON 2012: For 16 days in 2012, the sun shone, the volunteers smiled and the world witnessed the most incredible sporting feats. It is hard to believe that 12 months have passed since Queen Elizabeth sky dived into the Opening Ceremony and the London Olympic Games began.
Over the coming days, Olympians all across Australia and the world will celebrate the one year anniversary of the 2012 London Games. With 12 months gone, we look at what some of Australia’s athletes are up to now and get an insight into their Olympic memories.
Olympians and dignitaries gathered at Parliament House in Brisbane on Thursday to celebrate the contribution Queenslanders have made to Australian Olympic Teams over the years and complete the remarkable journey of the London Olympians.
NSWOC: The names of ten Olympians from the 2012 Australian Olympic Team were added to the Illawarra Olympic Wall at a ceremony in Wollongong’s Lang Park today.
CYCLING - TRACK: One moment, Anna Meares and Victoria Pendleton were two of the fiercest rivals at the Olympics - the next, they shared a mirror and chatted about weddings.
AOC: Getty photographer Adam Pretty was named sport photographer of the year at the Sony World Photography Awards in London on Thursday night.
ATHLETICS: Sally Pearson is set to feature as part of an all-star cast including Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt when she returns to the scene of her Olympic triumph in July.
ATHLETICS: Australian race walking icon Nathan Deakes has today announced his immediate retirement from athletics.
Statement by AOC Secretary-General Craig Phillips: During today’s media conference, members of the 2012 Australian Olympic Team admitted to using Stilnox.
ATHLETICS: Olympic champion Greg Rutherford of Great Britain will join Australia’s own Olympic silver medallist Mitchell Watt on the runway for the men’s long jump at the Go for 2&5 Perth Track Classic and the Qantas Melbourne World Challenge.