Ian Thorpe, Dawn Fraser, Herb Elliot, Shane Gould, Grant Hackett.... 20 Gold Medallists in one room. The Murray Rose Tribute Dinner wasn’t short of Olympians ...or Olympic spirit.
AOC: Imagine a room where you have Ian Thorpe and Herb Elliot deep in conversation; a table away three budding young 1500m swimmers are hanging on to Grant Hackett’s every word; Dawn Fraser is on the other side of the room reminiscing with teammates John Konrads and Sandra Morgan-Beavis; and London 2012 K4 gold medallist David Smith is down the back getting his Murray Rose book signed by 1956 and 1960 swim team captain John Devitt.
Acclaimed distance runner Ron Clarke heads a group of sportspeople feted in the Queen's Birthday honours of 2013, appointed an Officer (AO) in the General Division.
Swimming legend Dawn Fraser has been voted Australia's greatest ever female athlete at an awards ceremony in Canberra.
He became known as "the seaweed streak" but mourners at a memorial service for Murray Rose heard he was making waves long before becoming a legend in the pool.
Swimming legend Murray Rose AM has passed away aged 73. The winner of six medals from the 1956 and 1960 Olympic Games, including four gold, he is without doubt one of Australia’s greatest Olympians. Rose set 15 world records during his career and was admired both in and out of the pool.
One of Australia’s greatest sportsmen, Herb Elliott, has won a World Fair Play award almost fifty years after he became an Olympic champion.
Laurie Morgan, the winner of two gold medals in equestrian at the 1960 Rome Olympic Games also played 34 games for Fitzroy in the Victorian Football League...