Five-time Olympian James (Bill) Roycroft OBE, patriarch of the legendary Australian equestrian family, has died aged 96. He was Australia’s oldest living Olympian and without doubt one of our greatest and toughest.
It is an exciting time in the build-up to the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games in January with Australia’s first quota spots confirmed for Innsbruck 2012.
The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) wishes to advise that on 13 May 2011 it was determined that TKD – Sports Taekwondo Australia (STA) be recognised as the member National Federation for Taekwondo in Australia.
AOC President John Coates has given a stern warning to all athletes and officials of the 2012 Australian Olympic Team, that any activity related to betting or gambling activities will have them thrown off the London Team.
The April highlights reel could keep sports buffs entertained for hours. The past month delivered action-packed national championships in swimming, rowing, athletics and BMX cycling, dramatic hockey showdowns and the romance of sailing in Majorca and the Côte d'Azur. With a string of bright young things bursting onto the scene, it is little wonder London 2012 is set to be a sell-out show.
One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018
Aussie Olympians go surfing at Winter Olympic Games
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Australia has hosted the Olympic Games twice – Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.
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Alana Boyd (athletics – pole vault) made Australian Olympic history in Beijing, becoming the first Australian to join both parents as Olympians. This feat was emulated by Jess Fox (canoe/kayak - slalom) at the London 2012 Games.