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Aussie Spirit on the rise and ready to take the next step

Aussie Spirit on the rise and ready to take the next step

31 August 2017

It has been a great few months for the Aussie Spirit, but they still have some work to do to match it with the world’s best. So says Head Coach Fabian Barlow, who has seen his team perform well in tournaments in the USA, Canada and Japan in the northern hemisphere summer.

New swimming events for Tokyo 2020 and what they mean for the Australian swim team

New swimming events for Tokyo 2020 and what they mean for the Australian swim team

31 August 2017

Swimming has long been a leader in inclusive sport and the decision to introduce the women’s 1500m freestyle and the men’s 800m free at an Olympic level in Tokyo 2020 presents an exciting opportunity in our sport.

Gavrilova and Millman move on at US Open

Gavrilova and Millman move on at US Open

31 August 2017

Daria Gavrilova and John Millman have moved into the second round of the US Open after both claiming strong wins overnight.

A stronger wrestling team from Paris experience

A stronger wrestling team from Paris experience

30 August 2017

It may have been a steep learning curve but Australia’s World Championship wrestlers will be stronger athletes from the Paris experience.

Durbridge has his sights set on Tokyo 2020

Durbridge has his sights set on Tokyo 2020

30 August 2017

Bede Durbidge will head to California on Monday intent on enjoying every moment of his World Surf League swansong.

AOC congratulates Peter Conde on AIS Director appointment

AOC congratulates Peter Conde on AIS Director appointment

29 August 2017

The AOC today congratulated Peter Conde on his appointment as Director of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

Australian Women's Softball Team take home Japan Cup bronze

Australian Women's Softball Team take home Japan Cup bronze

29 August 2017

The Aussie Spirit won two of their four games, beating Canada in the third-place playoff, to earn the bronze medal at the Japan Cup in Takasaki.

Surfing Australia High Performance Centre set to boost Olympic medal contenders

Surfing Australia High Performance Centre set to boost Olympic medal contenders

29 August 2017

Future Australian Olympic surf stars received another massive boost today as the Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre (HPC) gets set to take on a whole new look and feel in 2018 after the first sod of soil was turned in a major expansion project thanks to both Federal and State funding grants.

Australia win World University Games gold

Australia win World University Games gold

29 August 2017

For the second time in the Emerging Opals' World University Games history, they have claimed the gold medal after a stunning run through the finals which culminated with an 85-76 victory over Japan in the last game of the tournament.

Birkinhead breaks national shot put record

Birkinhead breaks national shot put record

29 August 2017

Damien Birkinhead (Vic) is the toast of Australian throwing after the Rio 2016 Olympian threw a national record of 21.35m to place second in Zagreb (CRO) overnight.

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Winter Olympic Team Formal Uniform launch

Did you know?

At London 2012 Australia won 7 gold medals, 16 silver and 12 bronze, a total of 35 medals.

Did you know?

Synchronised swimming and rhythmic gymnastics are the only sports on today’s Olympic program to be contested only by women.