The Prime Minister’s Olympic Dinner (PMOD) in Melboune on Saturday night will raise a record $2 million dollars for Australia’s athletes competing at next month’s London Olympics.
The Australian men’s basketball team are ready to stand up and be counted as the Boomers look to win their first Olympic medal with a team of players being drawn from some of the toughest competitions around the world.
The rowing section of the Australian Olympic Team has been announced today with 46 athletes off to the London Olympic Games. Australia’s “lucky 13” crews are charged with the task of lifting the Australian medal tally at the Eton Dorney rowing course.
Wollongong teenager Jarrod Poort has become the final athlete named in the Australian Olympic Swim Team. The 17-year-old’s position in the 1500m freestyle ensures Australia will be represented in every event on the swimming program in London.
While Australia’s athletes are leaving nothing to chance in the preparation for taking on the world’s best at the London Olympic Games, the AOC and the AIS/ASC have been planning and implementing initiatives that will give Australian athletes a crucial boost.
One thing missing from the Australian trophy cabinet is an Olympic medal in artistic gymnastics – but the five athletes selected today to compete in London are determined to fix that.
The Greek men’s national team that will take on the Australian Boomers in The Farewell Series in Victoria starting this Sunday (24 June) has been named and Australian men’s Head Coach Brett Brown says they will give his side just the sort of tough competition they need in the lead-up to London.
Australia’s London-bound dual Olympian Brad Kahlefeldt will make his return to racing in Kitzbuhel, Austria this weekend, just five weeks after being admitted to hospital with pneumonia in San Deigo.
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Did you know?
Australia continued its medal winning streak at the Winter Games with three athletes reaching the podium at Sochi 2014 - David Morris (Silver, Aerials), Torah Bright (Silver, Halfpipe) and Lydia Lassila (Bronze, Aerials).
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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).