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Australia’s gymnasts ready for international debut

Australia’s gymnasts ready for international debut

17 January 2007

Some of Australia’s youngest participants at the AYOF prepare to step onto the world stage when the women’s artistic gymnastic team event commences Thursday afternoon at Sydney Olympics Park Sports Centre.

Aussie rhythmic gymnasts strive for consistency and personal bests

Aussie rhythmic gymnasts strive for consistency and personal bests

17 January 2007

Australia’s rhythmic gymnasts look promising going into tomorrow’s team event at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF).Australian rhythmic coach Phoebe Papas said the girls’ routines were flowing well and hopes they can achieve consistency throughout the four routines each gymnast has to perform.

Korea defeats Australia in opening football clash

Korea defeats Australia in opening football clash

17 January 2007

Korea has narrowly beaten Australia in the opening match of the girl’s football tournament at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) on Wednesday.In the early morning game, Australia went down 1-2 in a battle that lasted the full 90 minutes of regulation time.

Aussie footballers disappointed on Day 1

Aussie footballers disappointed on Day 1

17 January 2007

Korean players were in high spirits after winning their second match on the opening day of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) football competition, defeating the Australian men’s team in a close match 1-0.

Tri-nations shootout set to begin

Tri-nations shootout set to begin

17 January 2007

Rivalries and reputations are on the line for Australia’s shooters as they prepare to face-off in what is promising to be an intensely contested shootout.Old foes in many a sporting arena, Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain are represented amongst the twenty five shooters who will compete in the skeet, trap and double trap competitions.

Incessant heat couldn’t stop Brit’s or Aussie’s

Incessant heat couldn’t stop Brit’s or Aussie’s

17 January 2007

Day one of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival got underway Wednesday with some hot competition

Australia and Hungary have high hopes on flatwater

Australia and Hungary have high hopes on flatwater

17 January 2007

Women’s kayak events will be hotly contested at the 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF), as Australia and Hungary have high expectations of their rising stars. Australia’s head manager Christine Duff believes Nicole Rutland, who will contest the K1 and K2 events, has what it takes to win gold.

Setting sails for the first time at AYOF

Setting sails for the first time at AYOF

17 January 2007

Sailing makes its debut at the 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival with the boats hitting the water on Thursday at Farm Cove in Sydney Harbour.

Tough competition predicted in women's kayak

Tough competition predicted in women's kayak

17 January 2007

Women’s kayak events will be hotly contested at the 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF), as Australia and Hungary have high expectations of their rising stars.

Skaters prepare to slide

Skaters prepare to slide

17 January 2007

You could hear the sharpening of skates as competitors brushed up their routines today at the Sydney Ice Arena.

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Did you know?

Germany’s Christa Luding-Rothenburger is the only athlete to ever win medals in both Winter and Summer Games in the same year. Among other medals, she won skating silver in the 500m (Calgary 1988) and cycling silver in the match sprint (Seoul 1988).