The 2012 Australian Olympic Team received a friendly welcome home from the City of Darwin today in typical Northern Territory style – excited crowds, blistering heat and even a crocodile or two.
HOCKEY: Before winning bronze medals at the London Olympics, some of the Australian Kookaburras tasted gold on the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) stage.
BASKETBALL: After four years in the role that culminated in a Quarter Final appearance at the 2012 London Olympic Games, Brett Brown has stepped down as Head Coach of the Australian Boomers.
SAILING: The Australian cricket team, the Wallabies and a leading AFL club have held talks with Olympic sailing team boss Peter Conde in a bid to try and learn the secrets of his unprecedented success.
HOCKEY: The Victorian women defeated NSW and the Queensland men overcame West Australia to take home the Australian Hockey League titles over the weekend.
ROWING: The only competitor to contest two events at the Olympic rowing regatta in London, Kim Crow was rewarded for her remarkable efforts with a silver and a bronze medal. Trouble is, soon after returning home she accidentally dropped the bronze, snapping off the ribbon clasp.
The world title dashed from her grasp by illness, Australian Erin Densham says she has to be happy with what has been her best season on the world triathlon circuit.
SWIMMING: James Magnussen admits he made mistakes and could have carried himself better during the London Olympics but says his failure to win a gold medal has made him stronger.
Australia’s London Olympic bronze medallist Erin Densham, will lead an 18-strong Triathlon Australia team for this week’s 2012 ITU World Triathlon Championship grand final in Auckland this week.
WATER POLO: Two-time Olympic bronze medallists Kate Gynther, Mel Rippon and Alicia McCormack and Aussie Sharks stalwarts Gavin Woods, Thomas Whalan, Jamie Beadsworth and Tim Cleland have officially announced their retirement from the sport.