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Melbourne 1956: Olympic basketball debut for Australia

Melbourne 1956: Olympic basketball debut for Australia

24 November 2016

On day three of the Games Australian men’s basketball made its Olympic debut, while rower, Merv Wood, competing in his four consecutive Games progressed to the final giving him a shot at a third Olympic medal.

Melbourne 1956 Olympics: First Australian’s compete

Melbourne 1956 Olympics: First Australian’s compete

23 November 2016

There were 15 sports competing on day two as the Games were in full swing by 8.00am with Fencing.

Melbourne 1956 Olympics: The Games are opened

Melbourne 1956 Olympics: The Games are opened

22 November 2016

60 years ago today the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games were officially opened, with Ron Clarke bearing the torch for Team Australia.

Gaze family dates back to Melbourne 1956

Gaze family dates back to Melbourne 1956

20 November 2016

The Gaze family have a long association with the Olympics starting as far back as the 1956 Melbourne Games.

MCG centre piece of 1956 Olympic Venues

MCG centre piece of 1956 Olympic Venues

18 November 2016

In the lead up to the sixth anniversary of the Melbourne Olympics later this month, we look at the venues of the Games.

Rio athletes receive over a million dollars in AOC funding

Rio athletes receive over a million dollars in AOC funding

18 November 2016

Australian athletes who won medals at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games will receive over a million dollars in funding from the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC).

Women in prime time in Pyeongchang in 2018

Women in prime time in Pyeongchang in 2018

8 November 2016

Women’s events will be more prominent at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Rio Olympians inspire indigenous students

Rio Olympians inspire indigenous students

21 October 2016

Rio 2016 athletes Marianna Tolo and Brendon Reading have helped inspire young indigenous students this week as the Cathy Freeman Foundation hosted a week long ‘Horizons’ Camp in Canberra.

Steve Hooker elected AOC Athletes Commission Chair

Steve Hooker elected AOC Athletes Commission Chair

17 October 2016

Beijing 2008 Olympic Champion and three-time Olympian Steve Hooker has been elected as Chair of the Australian Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission.

Mark Arbib elected to the AOC Executive

Mark Arbib elected to the AOC Executive

13 October 2016

The Hon Mark Arbib, a former Senator and Federal Minister for Sport and the current President of Athletics Australia, is joining the Executive of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC)

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