Among the many triumphs Gough Whitlam had during his life, the former Prime Minister played a vital role in winning the 2000 Olympic Games bid for Sydney- an event that shaped the nation.
DOPING: Australia's Olympics chief has urged all sporting bodies to bring their anti-drugs codes up to world standard or risk not being able to participate in major events.
AOC: Australia's Olympics chief John Coates believes delaying the adoption of a world anti-drugs policy could put at risk the nation's participation in major sports events.
AOC: John Coates will appear at a Senate Inquiry in Canberra on Friday where he will support tougher bans for drug cheats and a targeted campaign to rid sport of corrupt athlete associates.
ROWING: Olympic medallist Kim Crow has hit out at drug cheats saying “dopers have stolen the innocence of sport. Dopers have cast a shadow over our entire sporting population”.
AOC President John Coates has retired from his position as the Oceania Representative on the Council of the World’s Governing body (FISA) after 22 years of service
CYCLING: The Australian Olympic Committee congratulates Executive Member and 2012 Team Chef de Mission Nick Green OAM on his appointment as the new Chief Executive Officer of Cycling Australia.
GAMES: Australia and New Zealand could gain entry into future Asian Games along with the rest of Oceania, the insidethegames.biz website reported on Sunday
Kevan Gosper, the quarter-mile champion at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, recently discovered his prized medal was missing when he returned home from spinal surgery.
Triathlon selection announcement
2016 Triathlon Team announced
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Germany’s Christa Luding-Rothenburger is the only athlete to ever win medals in both Winter and Summer Games in the same year. Among other medals, she won skating silver in the 500m (Calgary 1988) and cycling silver in the match sprint (Seoul 1988).