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Melbourne 1956 Olympics - Shirley Strickland defends her Olympic title

Melbourne 1956 Olympics - Shirley Strickland defends her Olympic title

28 November 2016

Competing in her third Olympics, hurdler Shirley Strickland became the first track and field women to defended an Olympic title. Australia opened their Olympic Water Polo campaign and Australia were involved in probably their most thrilling basketball game of the tournament.

Melbourne 1956 Olympics - Betty Cuthbert wins Australia’s first gold

Melbourne 1956 Olympics - Betty Cuthbert wins Australia’s first gold

25 November 2016

As day of the Games dawned, Australia had won a few medals, but were still searching for that inaugural gold on home soil. Teenager Betty Cuthbert had looked great in her heat but was beaten in the semi-final – could she bounce back in the final?

Channel 7's Inside Volleyball to air in December

Channel 7's Inside Volleyball to air in December

25 November 2016

The incredible growth of beach and indoor volleyball Australia is set to be rewarded with confirmation this week of a new weekly television show on the Seven Network.

Aussies defeat NZ on day two of IFOH

Aussies defeat NZ on day two of IFOH

25 November 2016

The Australian men's hockey team defeated the Black Sticks on day two of the International Festival of Hockey with a golden double from Kieran Govers and a goal from Aaron Kleinschmidt.

Aussie men win first game at IFOH

Aussie men win first game at IFOH

24 November 2016

The International Festival of Hockey kicked in Melbourne on Wednesday with both the men and women taking on India. The Aussie men claimed a 3-2 victory while the women suffered a 1-0 defeat.

Melbourne 1956: Olympic basketball debut for Australia

Melbourne 1956: Olympic basketball debut for Australia

24 November 2016

On day three of the Games Australian men’s basketball made its Olympic debut, while rower, Merv Wood, competing in his four consecutive Games progressed to the final giving him a shot at a third Olympic medal.

Melbourne 1956 Olympics: First Australian’s compete

Melbourne 1956 Olympics: First Australian’s compete

23 November 2016

There were 15 sports competing on day two as the Games were in full swing by 8.00am with Fencing.

Fast Slides in opening races for Australian athletes

Fast Slides in opening races for Australian athletes

22 November 2016

Australian Skeleton athletes have finished in podium places in their opening races to start the qualification process for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic games

IOC sanctions 12 athletes for failing anti-doping test at London 2012

IOC sanctions 12 athletes for failing anti-doping test at London 2012

22 November 2016

Russia's Yuliya Zaripova has been stripped of the gold medal she won in the women's 3,000 metres steeplechase at the 2012 London Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday.

Melbourne 1956 Olympics: The Games are opened

Melbourne 1956 Olympics: The Games are opened

22 November 2016

60 years ago today the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games were officially opened, with Ron Clarke bearing the torch for Team Australia.

Olympic stars inspire students in Canberra

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Did you know?

American athlete Eddie Eagan is the only athlete to win gold at a summer and winter Olympics in Heavyweight Boxing (1920) and bobsleigh (1932).