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Career best PSL result for Shaw

Career best PSL result for Shaw

18 January 2007

Jo Shaw has produced the best world championship parallel slalom result of her career, finishing in 24th place in Arosa, Switzerland.

Davis really lighting up the Youth Olympics!

Davis really lighting up the Youth Olympics!

18 January 2007

Queensland cyclist Byron Davis was always going to be a shining light on the track at Australia’s Youth Olympic Festival, but last night he was lighting up the whole Olympics. Davis put the flame to the Olympic cauldron in front of thousands of athletes and spectators at the Opening Ceremony at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Speaking last night before the Ceremony Davis was very excited, "I feel really privileged, and it’s a great surprise".

Mixed results for Aussie table tennis teams

Mixed results for Aussie table tennis teams

18 January 2007

Over 200 spectators watched eight teams battle it out for early honours after the first two rounds

Hungary paddlers dominate morning heats

Hungary paddlers dominate morning heats

18 January 2007

A great international line up of paddlers contested the first heat session of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) canoe/ kayak flatwater competition on Thursday morning, racing for a place in the finals.

Australia well represented in 500m finals; stroke of luck for Yule

Australia well represented in 500m finals; stroke of luck for Yule

18 January 2007

The Australian canoe/ kayak squad has performed well throughout all 500m canoe/ kayak heats and semi-finals.

International athletes settle into Sydney for the AYOF

International athletes settle into Sydney for the AYOF

18 January 2007

Hovering nervously, Michelle Cheung of Great Britain is enjoying her lunch break in the Sports Centre of Sydney Olympic Park, as she prepares for another round of Badminton at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF).Like many of the 1600 athletes competing at the AYOF, Cheung has had to acclimatise to her Sydney surroundings, adjusting to the people and the heat as she aims for a gold medal.

It's in their genes

It's in their genes

18 January 2007

Four Australian athletes at this year’s Youth Olympic Festival are particularly well prepared for their events.Ben Grenda, Vicki Parnov, Kimberly Mulhall and Jessie Couch are genetically linked to successful athletes. These pedigree competitors throw into question the idea of nature or nurture as they take centre stage in their fields.

Let the Festival begin!

Let the Festival begin!

18 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.

Aussie swimmers kick-start with 8 medals

Aussie swimmers kick-start with 8 medals

18 January 2007

Australia’s swimmers kick-started the Australian Youth Olympic Festival with a bang, winning eight medals – three of them gold – on night one of competition at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre tonight.

Captain leads Aussie girls to gold

Captain leads Aussie girls to gold

18 January 2007

The Australian girl’s football team is in contention for a gold medal after narrowly beating Japan on the second day of competition at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival.

Emma Moffatt's Road to Rio

Rio Olympic Village

Did you know?

Synchronised Swimming began as a sport for men in the 1800s. It became an Olympic sport in 1984 but it is only open to women.