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Peter Norman’s family to accept Olympic Order of Merit tonight

Peter Norman’s family to accept Olympic Order of Merit tonight

22 June 2018

On the eve of World Olympic Day, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) will present the family of the late Olympian Peter Norman an Order of Merit at a special ceremony in Melbourne tonight, Friday June 22nd.

Swimmers and Modern Pentathletes to make a splash at Buenos Aires

Swimmers and Modern Pentathletes to make a splash at Buenos Aires

21 June 2018

The Australian Team for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) continues to grow with another 10 of the nation’s brightest young sporting prospects added to the Team.

Men's Foil Team makes history, wins bronze at Asian Zone Championships

Men's Foil Team makes history, wins bronze at Asian Zone Championships

21 June 2018

The Australian Men's Foil Team won a bronze medal at the Asian Zone Championships yesterday, the first time an Australian team has reached the podium at this level.

Olympians visit children's hospitals in Sydney for Olympic Day

Olympians visit children's hospitals in Sydney for Olympic Day

21 June 2018

Each Olympic Games, the world comes together through sport; differences are set aside, even welcomed, and talents are showcased.

Olympic legend Mary Hanna receives Gold Badge of Honour

Olympic legend Mary Hanna receives Gold Badge of Honour

19 June 2018

Australian Equestrian-Dressage legend and five-time Olympian Mary Hanna has received one of the FEI’s most prestigious accolades – the Gold Badge of Honour.

Rio Olympian Ryan Bailie ranks sixth in World Triathlon Series

Rio Olympian Ryan Bailie ranks sixth in World Triathlon Series

19 June 2018

It was a case of survival of the fittest in yesterday’s energy-sapping World Triathlon Series Leeds round with Australia’s Rio Olympian, "Mr. Consistent" Ryan Bailie, the best of the Aussies, moving up the ITU WTS World Rankings to sixth after his 10th place finish.

Australian Volleyroos sweep weekend's Nations League matches

Australian Volleyroos sweep weekend's Nations League matches

19 June 2018

In an historic sporting moment the Australian Volleyroos have defeated world volleyball heavyweights and Olympic Silver Medallists Italy 3-1 (27-25, 18-25, 25-19, 25-23) to complete a clean sweep of their three Volleyball Nations League matches this weekend.

Hockey Australia reflect on strong Olympic record

Hockey Australia reflect on strong Olympic record

19 June 2018

Australia has a remarkable history in Hockey at the Olympic Games, with the Hockeyroos considered the nation’s most successful Olympic team and the Kookaburras more often than not on the dais.

'Deadly' champs make impact at Uluru Fun Run

'Deadly' champs make impact at Uluru Fun Run

19 June 2018

Olympian Robert de Castella regards the work he does with the Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF) as a more important achievement than any his successes as an athlete.

Ten athletes added to Buenos Aires Team

Ten athletes added to Buenos Aires Team

15 June 2018

Australia’s Team for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) has more than doubled in size today as 10 more athletes have been named on the Team.

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One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Olympic Day 2018

Did you know?

Olympic medals must be at least 60 millimetres in diameter and at least three millimetres thick. The design of the medal is the responsibility of the host city's organising committee, with the approval of the IOC.

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Rugby Union will return to the Olympic Games at Rio 2016 with a Sevens competition for men and women.