Following the National Championships in Brisbane last month Athletics Australia named a squad of 40 athletes for the 11th IAAF World Championships to be held in Osaka, Japan in August 2007.
Australians wanting to attend the Beijing Olympics will be able to purchase tickets shortly and indications are they are going to be snapped up quickly.Beginning mid-April, CoSport, the official ticket and hospitality agent of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), will start selling Olympic event tickets, and ticket & accommodation packages.
With the 2007 Australian Rowing Championships now over attention turns to the selection trials which are being held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith 13 - 22 April.With over 150 athletes invited to compete in the trials for selection into the Senior A and U23 squads, competition will be fierce.
The Executive The NSW Ice Skating Association (NSWISA) has announced the establishment of a special memorial fund in memory of Dr Alan Blinn and Mrs Simone Moore. The two leading members of the New South Wales figure skating community were tragically killed in the Sydney Harbour boating accident late last month.
Dethroned world champion Grant Hackett says today's Duel in the Pool will be the first step in his mission to reclaim his position at the top of world swimming for the 2008 Olympics. Australia will go in as major underdogs against the Michael Phelps-led United States in the match-race meet in Sydney.
Sydney's Kate Bates, 24, won gold in the 25km women's points race and Queenslander Anna Meares, 23, collected bronze in the women's keirin to move Australia to second on the medal table at the end of the 2007 Track Cycling World Championships in Palma de Majorca, Spain.
Athletes who are or who may be contemplating using performance enhancing substances are on notice -- the sample that you provide today needs to test clean for the next eight years to avoid a doping offence.
Australian Medallists of the Rio Games
Qantas Welcome Home Ceremony
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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).