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Australia U23s beat Jordan in Olympic qualifier

Australia U23s beat Jordan in Olympic qualifier

7 June 2007

The Australian Under-23s soccer team have laid on a dominant second-half display against Jordan to secure a position in the third and final round of qualifying for the Beijing Olympics. The match, in Amman, was scoreless at halftime but the U23s racked up four goals after the break...

New brand and vision for London 2012

New brand and vision for London 2012

5 June 2007

The new brand and vision for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games was launched in London this morning by Sebastian Coe and a team of London 2012 ambassadors. The new Olympic emblem is based on the number 2012...

Cook and Barnett win Seoul Open

Cook and Barnett win Seoul Open

4 June 2007

Australian Natalie Cook claimed her first World Beach Volleyball Tour victory in six years when she teamed with new partner Tamsin Barnett...

Matildas suffer loss in crucial Olympic qualifier match

Matildas suffer loss in crucial Olympic qualifier match

4 June 2007

The Matildas have suffered a 2-0 loss in their crucial Beijing qualifying match against DPR (North) Korea tonight in Pyongyang. The home side scored either side of half time in front a boisterous capacity crowd of 30,000 at the Yanggakdo Stadium.

Australian Olympic Day celebrations begin in Beijing

Australian Olympic Day celebrations begin in Beijing

1 June 2007

The Fengtai Elementary School in Beijing kicks off the Australian Olympic Committee’s (AOC) 2007 Olympic Day school celebration today. “All the students and teachers of our school are participating in Olympic Day,” says school teacher Tian Kunsheng.

Australia backs cycling drug probe

Australia backs cycling drug probe

1 June 2007

Australian Olympic Committee President, John Coates, has welcomed a decision by the IOC to investigate possible doping offences at previous Olympic Games. In the latest development, the International Olympic Committee has asked its Disciplinary Commission to launch a probe...

Deakes adds longer event to world championship program

Deakes adds longer event to world championship program

31 May 2007

Australia's world record holder Nathan Deakes has added the 50km walk to his program for the world track and field championships in Japan later this year. Deakes, who had already been selected to race the 20km event, has now been picked to contest the 50km walk as well.

Strong Under 23 squad picked for crunch qualification match

Strong Under 23 squad picked for crunch qualification match

31 May 2007

Coach Rob Baan has selected a strong Australian Under 23s squad for their crucial final Group D Olympic qualifying match against Jordan...

Australia down China

Australia down China

26 May 2007

West Australian Daria Joura defended her national women’s all-around crown with another stunning display of world class gymnastics at Vodafone Arena in Melbourne on Friday night.Training partner Lauren Mitchell finished second in her first year as a senior with Commonwealth Games gold medallist Chloe Simms

Prashanth pommels the opposition

Prashanth pommels the opposition

26 May 2007

World champion China outclassed the Australian men to win the international team competition at Melbourne’s Vodafone Arena, despite a world-class pommel routine from Sydney student Prashanth Sellathurai.The Australian men were not able to produce the same upset as their female counterparts

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