To be a champion alpine skier you to need to race on the world’s most challenging slopes, train hard with the best coaches, be extremely determined and learn from the sports greats.
The average teenager dreams of getting an iPhone or new clothes for their birthday. Lucy Glanville is different to most kids her age. Glanville spends more time on the ski slopes of the world than in the classroom, and it was only appropriate that this cross country skier saw her wildest Winter Olympic dreams realised when she turned 17.
The next Olympics are not in London - they are in Innsbruck, Austria from 13-22 January 2012 and today the Australian Olympic Committee announced the first athletes selected to the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Team. This exciting new event will see over 1,000 of the world’s best 14-18 year olds contest all winter Olympic sports.
The next Olympics are not in London - they are in Innsbruck, Austria from 13-22 January 2012 and as an emerging force in winter sports Australia will be well represented. Today the Australian Olympic Committee announced the first athletes selected to the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Team. This exciting new event will see over 1,000 of the world’s best 14-18 year olds contest all winter Olympic sports.
For most teenagers, getting out of bed each day for school is enough of a challenge, but Claudia Leggett is no ordinary teenager.
This week the world of eventing turns its attention to France. Les Etoiles des Pau CCI4*, the fifth and final competition in the 2011 HSBC FEI Classics series, starts this Thursday and concludes on Sunday. 75 competitors from sixteen countries are entered, including six Australian combinations.
Basketball superstar Lauren Jackson will play three of the next five WNBL seasons with Canberra, but several other Australian stalwarts are already back home fighting off younger rivals for an Olympic spot.
Coach Peggy Liddick says her Australian women's gymnastics team will be in there fighting for a medal at the London Olympics despite disappointment in the world championships final.
The Olympic dream is over for the Australian men's gymnastics team following a disappointing performance in Monday's qualifying event at the world championships in Tokyo.
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Did you know?
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.
Did you know?
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.