With the new year almost upon us, it is timely to look back on 2010, what has been a big year for the Australian Olympic movement. In February, the 2010 Australian Olympic Winter Team recorded the nation’s best ever result at a Winter Olympics, winning two gold and one silver medal.
Australia have signed an agreement with Brazil to share knowledge on putting on the Olympics to help with Rio's preparations for the 2016 Games. In a joint statement, the governments of both countries said a memorandum of understanding was signed in the town of Foz de Iguacu ahead of a South American summit by the Mercosur bloc.
Minister for Sport Mark Arbib tonight announced Olympic aerial skiing champion Lydia Lassila as the 2010 Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Athlete of the Year at a gala presentation in Canberra. Lassila was chosen from an impressive list of finalists for the award, including Australian Commonwealth Games stars Alicia Coutts (swimming), Matthew Cowdrey (Paralympic swimming), Jamie Dwyer (hockey), Anna Meares (cycling) and world No.1 Laser sailor Tom Slingsby.
Minister for Sport Mark Arbib today announced more than $11 million a year for national sporting organisations in new sport participation funding.This record investment, through the Australian Sports Commission, of $44 million over four years will allow 29 sporting organisations to focus on increasing the numbers of Australians participating in sport.
The President of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), John Coates, has been elected to the top job at the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS)
Australia’s Olympic athletes will benefit greatly from a new partnership with the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) which will allow them to be based in Italy and other parts of Europe to train prior to the London Games in 2012.Under the Co-operation Agreement between the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and the CONI,
Some Pacific Island countries are upset after learning they could miss out on a 25,000 pound grant from the organisers of the London Olympics
Jamie Dwyer can lay some claim to being the greatest player to grace a hockey field - and one of Australia's finest athletes - after taking out the world player of the year award a record fourth time.
Sydney will once again be touched by Olympic spirit as the Harbour City celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the 2000 Summer Games.Wednesday's celebrations will kick off at 7.30am (AEST) with a breakfast fundraising event for the 2012 Australian Olympic Team
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Did you know?
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).