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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.

China too quick for Australia Gold

China too quick for Australia Gold

17 January 2007

Australia Gold was defeated by China 5-0 on the first day of the 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival badminton competition, held at the Sydney Sports Hall in Homebush.

Shaw 35th in PGS at world titles

Shaw 35th in PGS at world titles

17 January 2007

Ski and Snowboard Australia rider Jo Shaw has finished in 35th place in parallel giant slalom at the World Snowboard Championships, as Torino Games team-mate Emanuel Oppliger was disqualified out of the men's competition.

All eyes on Wu and Daley

All eyes on Wu and Daley

17 January 2007

The focus of the Australian Olympic Youth Festival will shift to the Sydney Aquatic Centre on Friday with the three-day diving event getting underway featuring Australia’s Commonwealth Games synchronised silver medallist Melissa Wu, who is looking to shine against the worlds best junior divers.

Let the Festival begin!

Let the Festival begin!

17 January 2007

The 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival opened in fine style on Wednesday night with an all singing, all dancing spectacular involving 1300 children from all across New South Wales. The show opened with the theme song for the event, ‘Sweet Victory’ which saw a myriad of colours flutter across centre stage at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.

Athletes a buzz before Opening

Athletes a buzz before Opening

17 January 2007

The atmosphere was electric outside the Sydney Entertainment Centre on Wednesday afternoon with 1600

Final training sessions for AYOF athletes

Final training sessions for AYOF athletes

16 January 2007

There is a hype of activity across Sydney today as hundreds of athletes attend their final training sessions before the start

Gold medallist Ropati-Frost returns to Pac Games Village

2015 Pacific Games

Did you know?

There are 5 Australian athletes with 2 medals each from the Winter Games: Steven Bradbury (Short Track Speed Skating), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Alisa Camplin (Freestyle Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Dale Begg-Smith (Freestyle Skiing - Moguls), 1 gold, 1 silver. Torah Bright (Snowboard), 1 gold, 1 silver. Lydia Lassila (Freestyle-Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze.