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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.

Barty, Rodionova, Tomljanovic and Thompson advance in US Open

Barty, Rodionova, Tomljanovic and Thompson advance in US Open

29 August 2017

Australia’s women went a perfect three-from-three on Day 1 of the US Open in New York.

Shane Rose lands Event Rider Masters Podium Win

Shane Rose lands Event Rider Masters Podium Win

28 August 2017

Australia secured the top two places on the Event Rider Masters podium for the first time in the series this year at Leg 6 at the Blair Castle Equi-Trek International Horse Trials.

Gentle runs like gazelle for brave bronze in Stockholm

Gentle runs like gazelle for brave bronze in Stockholm

28 August 2017

Rio Olympian Ashleigh Gentle has been dubbed ‘the gazelle’ after running from a seemingly impossible position to produce a brilliant bronze medal performance at the World Triathlon Series race in Stockholm on the weekend.

Gavrilova claims first WTA title

Gavrilova claims first WTA title

28 August 2017

Australian tennis star Daria Gavrilova has claimed her maiden WTA Tour title with a rollercoaster three-set win over one-time Grand Slam finalist Dominika Cibulkova.

Golden double for Australia on final day of Canoe Sprint World Championships

Golden double for Australia on final day of Canoe Sprint World Championships

28 August 2017

Australia has picked up two more gold medals on the final day of competition at the 2017 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships, with the men’s K4 1000 and Alyce Burnett in the K1 1000 getting the honours in front of a capacity crowd in the Czech village of Racice.

Pearson claims Diamond League gold

Pearson claims Diamond League gold

25 August 2017

Sally Pearson has continued her hot athletics form, winning the women's 100m hurdles at the Diamond League final in Zurich.

Ian Chesterman appointed Chef de Mission for Tokyo 2020

Ian Chesterman appointed Chef de Mission for Tokyo 2020

24 August 2017

Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) Vice President Ian Chesterman has been appointed Chef de Mission for the Australian Olympic Team for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

International experience to benefit Australia’s Taekwondo team at Ashgabat 2017

International experience to benefit Australia’s Taekwondo team at Ashgabat 2017

23 August 2017

Six Taekwondo athletes are ready to put their best foot forward when Australia sends its first team to the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) in Ashgabat next month.

Aussies continue strong form in Birmingham

Aussies continue strong form in Birmingham

21 August 2017

Patrick Tiernan (Qld) and Jordan Williamsz (Vic) have carried their London 2017 form to the IAAF Diamond League in Birmingham (GBR), with the middle-distance duo contending in the men’s 3000m and men’s mile respectively.

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Winter Olympic Team Formal Uniform launch

Did you know?

Olympic medals must be at least 60 millimetres in diameter and at least three millimetres thick. The design of the medal is the responsibility of the host city's organising committee, with the approval of the IOC.

Did you know?

Chantelle and Robert Newbery became the first husband and wife to win medals at the same Olympic Games in Athens 2004. Clayton and Lucinda Fredericks (equestrian) also achieved this feat at the 2008 Beijing Games.