The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced four years of funding for clinical, educational and research expertise in elite sports for the University of Ballarat Centre for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion.
It barely survived being tossed out of a sailors' bar but finally the original boxing kangaroo flag, part of Australia II's historic victory at the 1983 America's Cup, has returned to Fremantle.The flag was hastily crafted by sailmakers ahead of Australia's first and only America's Cup win.
The first lady, Michelle Obama, has held face to face meetings with IOC members, including AOC President John Coates, to push for her hometown of Chicago
The original boxing kangaroo flag flown on Australia II when it won the America’s Cup in 1983 is on its way home to Australia. The flag was discovered recently hanging in O’Brien’s Bar in Newport Rhode Island by Australia II crewman John Longley.
Grant Hackett's 800m freestyle world record was obliterated at the FINA world championships on Wednesday as Australia lost yet another champion's name from the record books. China's Zhang Lin ripped 6.53 seconds off Hackett's 2005 world championship time to win in 7:32.12.
Overseas media covering the 2012 Olympics will be housed in hotels in downtown London instead of purpose built media “villages” like they had in Beijing.