Three Western Australian men's hockey players will head to Beijing in August aiming to repeat the Kookaburra's Athens gold medal performance after they were named in the 2008 Australian Olympic Team today.
Four athletics and two canoe/kayak selections in the past 24 hours have seen the number of Western Australian athletes officially named on the 2008 Australian Olympic Team jump to 28.
Western Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder Casey Dellacqua has continued her stellar 2008 tennis season by today being offically named on the 2008 Australian Olympic Team.
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.
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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).