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Kookas favourites for Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

Kookas favourites for Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

4 May 2007

Australia's men's hockey team starts as favourite for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup from Saturday, which also brings together former champions India, South Korea and Pakistan.World No.2 Australia has been the most successful team at the tournament, winning in 1983, 1998, 2004 and 2005

Four candidates stand for election as IOC members

Four candidates stand for election as IOC members

3 May 2007

Last week during its meeting in Beijing, the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Executive Board, following a proposal by the IOC President Jacques Rogge, unanimously decided to nominate four people for election as IOC members. The IOC Session will vote upon these

Drug-testing lab did not leak Thorpe's name, Pound says

Drug-testing lab did not leak Thorpe's name, Pound says

3 May 2007

World Anti-Doping Agency chairman Dick Pound has denied any drug-testing laboratory leaked news of Ian Thorpe's investigation for abnormal hormone levels.French newspaper L'Equipe recently alleged a urine sample Thorpe provided in May last year produced abnormally high readings for testosterone

Potent score qualifies spot

Potent score qualifies spot

3 May 2007

Australian rifle shooter Warren Potent, 45, has continued his recent good form at the international level by winning the 50 metre prone rifle event on Day 6 of the Sydney

Begg-Smith tops Ski and Snowboard awards

Begg-Smith tops Ski and Snowboard awards

30 April 2007

Freestyle skiers Dale Begg-Smith and Jacqui Cooper have taken out the major Ski and Snowboard awards for the 2006/07 season. Begg-Smith has been named snowsports athlete of the year for the third consecutive time, while Cooper has received the Outstanding Achievement of the Year award. Coach of the year is the man who guided Begg-Smith to his second straight World Cup title, Olympic Winter Institute head moguls coach Steve Desovich.

Lenton's 52.99 will not be ratified

Lenton's 52.99 will not be ratified

27 April 2007

Swimming Australia has received confirmation from the sport’s world governing body, FINA, that the 100 metre freestyle time of 52.99 that Libby Lenton swam at this month’s Duel in the Pool will not be ratified as a world record.The time, swum by Lenton as the lead-off leg of a mixed 4x100m freestyle relay where she was racing a

Six Austrian athletes banned from Olympics

Six Austrian athletes banned from Olympics

27 April 2007

The Executive Board (EB) of the IOC has unanimously decided to declare permanently ineligible six athletes from the Austrian biathlon and cross-country skiing teams

Morgan Innes Foundation Established

Morgan Innes Foundation Established

27 April 2007

The father of 14-year-old Morgan Innes has called on those who want to remember his daughter to contribute to a trust fund set up to assist future Australian ice skating stars and underprivileged youth. Morgan was one of four people killed in the collision between a boat and ferry on Sydney Harbour late last month. 47-year-old Robert Innes says the only way he, his wife Kim and 11-year-old son Curtis can move forward is by knowing that something positive has come out of the tragedy.

BOCOG announces torch relay route

BOCOG announces torch relay route

26 April 2007

The Organising Committee for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games (BOCOG) today announced the route and design of the Olympic Torch for the Beijing Olympic Games at a ceremony held in the China Millennium Monument in Beijing.Present at the launch were IOC President

Australia bidding to host Major League baseball

Australia bidding to host Major League baseball

26 April 2007

Some of the United States' most famous baseball clubs could be headed to Australia under a proposal now before Major League Baseball.

Olympic stars inspire students in Canberra

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Bill Roycroft carried the Flag in the Opening Ceremony in Mexico City 1968 and his son Wayne carried the Flag in Los Angeles 1984.