Stephanie Rice, Emma Snowsill and Steve Hooker are among champions from the Beijing Olympic Games who have been included in a list of 100 great all-time Australian Olympians
The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has announced details of the nationwide, eight city Welcome Home Celebrations to pay tribute to the 2008 Australian Olympic Team.
Western Australia's Olympic contingent has swelled to 49 membersafter women's hockey reserve Shelley Liddelow was drafted into the Hockeyroos squad following the hamstring injury to Fiona Johnson, suffered in Australia's 2-2 warm up draw with World number 2, Argentina.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) today thanked all those involved in delivering what promises to be the best ever coverage of the Olympic Games.
On Thursday 17th July 2008, the Bellevue Ballroom at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre came alive, as the WA Olympic Council hosted the largest and most prestigious Olympic function ever held in Western Australia.
The Australian Olympic Committee's announcement today of the Cycling and Equestrian Sections of the 2008 Australian Olympic Team has seen Western Australia's representation reach a final total of 48 athletes out of the total team size of approximately 434.
Western Australia has continued its impressive contribution to Australia's men's water polo Olympic history by securing three players in the 2008 Australian Olympic Team while Shawn Redhage has also been selected for men's basketball.
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.
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Ian Thorpe (5 gold, 3 silver, and 1 bronze) and Leisel Jones (3 gold, 5 silver and 1 bronze) have won 9 Summer Games medals.
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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.