Australia's top athletes have received a boost ahead of next year's London Olympics with the Federal Goverment increasing funding for elite sport by almost $3 million.
Australia will take a larger-than-expected team to July's world titles in Shanghai after head coach Leigh Nugent relaxed his tough qualifying standards
Australia pulled off a satisfying win over Argentina last night in the third of a four-match friendly hockey series. The Hockeyroos played a strong defensive game ensuring that Argentina was not able to get a point on the board, defeating the world number one team 1-0.
Dual Commonwealth Games gold medallist Geoff Huegill flew to his 16th national title, while Belinda Hocking continued her backstroke dominance with a new Australian record over 200m.
Alicia Coutts sizzled in the 100m freestyle to claim her third national title before saying she'd relish the prospect of future duels with returning star Libby Trickett.
One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018
Figure Skaters selected on the Australian Winter Olympic team
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Olympic medals must be at least 60 millimetres in diameter and at least three millimetres thick. The design of the medal is the responsibility of the host city's organising committee, with the approval of the IOC.
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Andrew Hoy (Equestrian) has attended 7 Summer Games (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012).