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One step closer to Beijing

One step closer to Beijing

17 May 2007

Chesterfield central defender Aaron Downes scored just three minutes into his Australian under 23s debut as the home team wore down Iran for a 3-1 win

IOC launches 2016 Bid Process

IOC launches 2016 Bid Process

17 May 2007

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched the bid process for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016.

Baan confirms Under 23 exit

Baan confirms Under 23 exit

16 May 2007

Australian coach Robert Baan chose the eve of his side's pivotal Olympic qualifier against Iran to confirm he will not manage the side beyond the current stage of the campaign.

Jones set for Brisbane return

Jones set for Brisbane return

16 May 2007

Dual world record holder Leisel Jones will return to her former hometown of Brisbane this weekend to begin her campaign for gold at next year’s Beijing Olympic Games.

Australia win Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

Australia win Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

14 May 2007

Australia's men's hockey team regained the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup by defeating Malaysia 3-1 in the final of the 16th edition on Sunday.

Favourable tax ruling for Medal Incentive Funding payments

Favourable tax ruling for Medal Incentive Funding payments

11 May 2007

This week the Australian Tax Office issued a class ruling relating to payments made under the AOC Medal Incentive Funding program.For all athletes it is a very important ruling and particularly for those athletes who are deemed to be not ‘professional’ athletes as they will not be required to pay tax on these payments.

Kookaburras power into semis

Kookaburras power into semis

10 May 2007

The Kookaburras have powered through to the Azlan Shah semi finals with a convincing 7-2 win over China, in Malaysia last night.

Coates supports surfing’s youth appeal

Coates supports surfing’s youth appeal

9 May 2007

Surfing’s re-entry manoeuvre to the Olympics has gained momentum with the support of AOC president John Coates, who praised its environmental and telegenic appeal and attractiveness to youth.While it may be too soon to see Australian surfboard riders winning gold medals off the Cornish coast when London

Dream 1.8 seconds away

Dream 1.8 seconds away

8 May 2007

Professional Gold Coast lifeguard, Ken Wallace, will not let history repeat itself. After missing selection for the 2004 Athens Olympics, Wallace is paddling his way toward Beijing and is hungry for medals.

Lifting brulée

Lifting brulée

8 May 2007

By night he is cooking up a storm at one of Sydney’s great Italian restaurants in Leichhardt. By day he is lifting weights in the company of a group of blokes all with the same agenda – Beijing 2008. Juggling crème brulée with dumbbells, Emmanuel Citton is a weightlifter preparing to qualify for the greatest sporting event of all time, the Olympic Games.

Journey To Rio - Ryan Fisher

2016 Triathlon Team announced

Did you know?

Colin Coates (Speed Skating) has attended 6 Winter Games: 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988.