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Seebohm to swim nine world title events

Seebohm to swim nine world title events

5 December 2016

Triple Olympian Emily Seebohm has added to an already huge workload and will swim in nine events at this week's world short course championships in Windsor, Canada, starting on Tuesday.

Coates pleased with Tokyo 2020 progress

Coates pleased with Tokyo 2020 progress

5 December 2016

International Olympic Committee Vice President John Coates is confident the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are on track following the Coordination Commission’s third official visit to the Japanese capital.

Men's sevens team finish Dubai in fifth

Men's sevens team finish Dubai in fifth

5 December 2016

The Australian Men’s Sevens team has finished the Dubai Sevens tournament in fifth position with victories over New Zealand and Scotland rounding out a solid day for Andy Friend’s young squad.

Women's sevens fall after tough Dubai Final

Women's sevens fall after tough Dubai Final

5 December 2016

The Australian Women’s Sevens team has finished runners up in the first leg of the Women’s Sevens World Series in Dubai in a tough 5-17 loss to arch rivals, New Zealand.

Melbourne 1956 Olympics - future cricket legends take to hockey pitch

Melbourne 1956 Olympics - future cricket legends take to hockey pitch

4 December 2016

On day 13, Australia continued its push towards medals in cycling, with two prospects continuing to impress in preliminary rounds. Murray Rose won gold, and future cricketing and surfing legends were in action.

Melbourne 1956 Olympics - an unlikely cycling duo on Day 12

Melbourne 1956 Olympics - an unlikely cycling duo on Day 12

3 December 2016

Before the 1956 Games, Australia had won five medals in Olympic cycling history, stamping it as one of our most successful Olympic sports. In Melbourne supporters had to wait until day 12 of the program to see cycling action and an unlikely tandem duo.

Australian skaters hit the big time

Australian skaters hit the big time

2 December 2016

Western Sydney’s indigenous figure skater Harley Windsor and his 16-year-old partner Ekaterina (Katia) Alexandrovskaya have been invited into the prestigious International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Final to be held in Marseille, France from December 8 – 11.

Foord crowned best in Asia

Foord crowned best in Asia

2 December 2016

Olympic attacker Caitlin Foord has accepted her award for best women's footballer in Asia on behalf of her Australian teammates.

Aussies start title defence in style

Aussies start title defence in style

2 December 2016

The Olympic Champions have picked up where they left off, with a perfect start on day one of the first leg of their World Series title defence.

Melbourne 1956 Olympics - Dawn Fraser wins first Olympic medal

Melbourne 1956 Olympics - Dawn Fraser wins first Olympic medal

1 December 2016

On day 10 in the Olympic pool, we witnessed Dawn Fraser win her first Olympic medal, she would go on to win nine during a magnificent career. It was probably the greatest day in athletics with three medals on the track, one of each colour.

Britt back home after World Cup gold

Gallery: Looking back at 2016

Did you know?

Australia has hosted the Olympic Games twice – Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.