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Meares' world cycling hopes high

Meares' world cycling hopes high

19 October 2011

Eight-time world champion Anna Meares says next year's track cycling world titles in Melbourne hold special significance ahead of the London Olympics.

Olympic Champion and Austrian Alps helping Small

Olympic Champion and Austrian Alps helping Small

19 October 2011

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.

Ultimate birthday present for Glanville

Ultimate birthday present for Glanville

18 October 2011

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.

First athletes selected for Innsbruck

First athletes selected for Innsbruck

17 October 2011

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.

First Aussie athletes selected for Innsbruck Games

First Aussie athletes selected for Innsbruck Games

17 October 2011

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.

Sunshine state sports star excited for Innsbruck challenge

Sunshine state sports star excited for Innsbruck challenge

14 October 2011

For most teenagers, getting out of bed each day for school is enough of a challenge, but Claudia Leggett is no ordinary teenager.

Aussie eventers head to series decider

Aussie eventers head to series decider

13 October 2011

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.

Opals star Jackson returning to WNBL

Opals star Jackson returning to WNBL

13 October 2011

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.

Aussie girls after Olympic medal

Aussie girls after Olympic medal

12 October 2011

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.

Men miss Olympic gymnastics spot

Men miss Olympic gymnastics spot

11 October 2011

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.

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Highlights from the 2016/17 Winter World Cup season

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.