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Aussie boxers Olympic surprise packets

Aussie boxers Olympic surprise packets

5 February 2012

Olympic boxing coach Don Abnett says Australia will head to the London Olympics with more than just young gun Damien Hooper as a medal chance.

Rippon misses water polo squad

Rippon misses water polo squad

5 February 2012

Two-time Olympian Rebecca Rippon has been dumped from Australia's women's water polo squad for this year's London Games.

Birmingham another 5000m qualifier

Birmingham another 5000m qualifier

5 February 2012

Victorian Collis Birmingham has delivered the outstanding performance of the Briggs Athletics Classic in Hobart, crossing the line in 13:15.57 to win the men’s 5000m and record his second Athletics Australia qualifier for the Olympic Games.

Eales motivates Olympic canoe Aspirants

Eales motivates Olympic canoe Aspirants

3 February 2012

Former Australian Wallabies captain John Eales visited the Australian Senior women’s Team canoe sprint training camp at Sydney International Regatta Centre this morning, with the Rugby legend passing on some great advice and spoke about his role as Athlete Liaison Officer for the Australian Canoe Sprint Olympic Team.

Pressure won't bother Olyroos

Pressure won't bother Olyroos

3 February 2012

Aurelio Vidmar has a big job ahead of him over the next few weeks as he looks to get the Australian Under 23s squad into the London Olympics, but true to form, the confident and knowledgeable coach isn't daunted.

Memories of 2000 spur Ralph toward London glory

Memories of 2000 spur Ralph toward London glory

3 February 2012

The gold medal win by the Australian women’s water polo team at the Sydney 2000 Olympics was a source of great inspiration. It got people talking about water polo, young kids playing it and was the birthplace of many a sporting dream.

Aust badminton ready to step up

Aust badminton ready to step up

1 February 2012

It claims to be the fastest racquet sport in the world, with smashes clocked at speeds exceeding 420km/h. But while badminton captivates millions of fans in Asia and Europe, it remains a minor sport in Australia with limited funding and public support.

Amateur boxers place Olympics on top

Amateur boxers place Olympics on top

1 February 2012

Anyone can turn professional ‐ just look at Sonny Bill Williams, say Australia's amateur boxers who head to Hobart this week on their path to the London Olympics. Australian boxing team captain Luke Jackson says the Olympics is the pinnacle in a sport he'd rather pursue for love than money.

Cyclists named for London dress rehearsal

Cyclists named for London dress rehearsal

31 January 2012

Cycling Australia has announced the riders selected in the Cyclones team to contest the final round of the UCI Track World Cup Series being staged in London from 16 to 18 February.

Owens and Segal grab bronze at X Games

Owens and Segal grab bronze at X Games

31 January 2012

Australian skiers Jenny Owens and Anna Segal have won bronze medals at the X Games in Aspen, USA. Dual Olympian Owens scorched the Ski Cross course and Segal the Slopestyle features, in the event that will make its Olympic debut as Sochi 2014.

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Figure Skaters selected on the Australian Winter Olympic team

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

Did you know?

Australia and Greece are the only two countries to have competed in every edition of the Modern Olympic Games.