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AIS European Training Centre a key to London gold

AIS European Training Centre a key to London gold

29 July 2011

Australia’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes are lining up to use the Australian Institute of Sport’s European Training Centre as a base to launch their bids for gold in London, Minister for Sport Mark Arbib said today.

The Missile sets new targets

The Missile sets new targets

29 July 2011

New swimming sprint king James Magnussen has set his sights on breaking Cesar Cielo's "supersuit" world record after completing his remarkable rise with the 100m freestyle world title.

It's game on with medals revealed

It's game on with medals revealed

28 July 2011

To mark one year to go to the Olympic Games, the London 2012 Organising Committee has unveiled the medals that Australia’s athletes will be competing for in 2012.

Palmer claims silver at swim worlds

Palmer claims silver at swim worlds

28 July 2011

Australian Kylie Palmer was pinching herself after pushing Italian great Federica Pellegrini to the limit to claim a silver medal in the 200m freestyle final at the world championships in Shanghai.

London may surpass Sydney, says Coates

London may surpass Sydney, says Coates

27 July 2011

The 2012 London Olympics are on course to surpass the acclaimed 2000 Sydney Games, says Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates.

Jones take confidence from swim silver

Jones take confidence from swim silver

27 July 2011

Leisel Jones is upbeat about defending her Olympic title a year out from the London Games after claiming a silver medal at the world championships in Shanghai on Tuesday night.

Australia counts down to London 2012

Australia counts down to London 2012

27 July 2011

With just one year to go until the world’s biggest sporting event hits London, Australia’s best athletes are gearing up for the 30th edition of the modern Olympic Games where they will look to beat the clock, beat their personal bests and of course, beat the Brits.

AOC Feature: One Year to Go and London Looks Good

AOC Feature: One Year to Go and London Looks Good

26 July 2011

The preparations for the London 2012 Games are in “good shape” as declared by Lord Sebastian Coe at the recent International Olympic Committee Session in Durban, South Africa. Coe made the comment as Australia's athletes begin to descend on our home away from home to compete in test events at London's Olympic venues.

AOC Feature: Kings and Queens of Cool

AOC Feature: Kings and Queens of Cool

26 July 2011

The Aussies are seriously dominating the international BMX circuit. They are pulling the sickest bunnyhops, the most gnarly grinds and all in all being the best they can be in the ultimate sport of cool.

AOC Feature: Olympic Modern Pentathlon Turns 100

AOC Feature: Olympic Modern Pentathlon Turns 100

26 July 2011

Imagine lining up at an Olympic starting line with history all around you. When the modern pentathlon begins in London next year, the athletes of the world will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the sport at the Olympics. Two young Aussies are poised to be a part of it, tackling five disciplines in one thrilling day at the Games.

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

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Did you know?

Twins John and Tom Anderson both won gold medals in different sailing events at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

Did you know?

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