Seven Western Australian athletes have this afternoon been named as members of the record rowing squad that will be representing Australia at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
Olympic Winter Institute of Australia Chairman Geoffrey J Henke AO has been named a life member of the International Ski Federation (FIS), recognising a lifetime of service to Australian and international winter sports.
Shooter Robyn Van Nus has become the sixth Western Australian to be officially announced as a member of the 2008 Australian Olympic Team, after Australian International Shooting finalised the team over the weekend.
The Burswood Media Golf Day has been a highlight of the Perth media calendar for the past 17 years and the 2008 event was no exception. Bright sunshine greeted the guests as they arrived at Burswood Park Golf Course on Wednesday April 9, for the “Olympic themed” day of golf, fun and laughs.
Swimmers Eamon Sullivan, Travis Nederpelt and Sally Foster have joined fellow Western Australians, sailors Elise Rechichi and Tessa Parkinson on the 2008 Australian Olympic Team after their selection was officially announced by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) on Saturday night.
The President of the Australian Olympic Committee John Coates has launched a new book written by former champion swimmer Lisa Forrest on the controversy surrounding the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
The Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Gillard, today launched the 2008 Olympic Education Program aimed at supporting our Team at the Beijing Games in August. The Minister unveiled the program at the Manorvale Primary School at Werribee where she was joined by AOC President John Coates and well known Olympians.