Olympic gold medallist Lydia Lassila's dream of an aerial ski training facility built on home soil will become a reality after a $4 million joint funding agreement between the Queensland and Federal Governments.Queensland Sports Minister Phil Reeves said Lydia Lassila asked for local training facilities immediately after her stunning gold medal performance in Vancouver and the Bligh Government was happy to provide the venue.
Reigning World Champions Josephine Tomic and Sarah Kent teamed with Kate Bates to claim the first gold medal of the opening round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics at Melbourne's Hisense Arena. Compatriots Cameron Meyer and Leigh Howard also lined up in the rainbow stripes and put on a spectacular show to win the Madison.
Australian slider Emma Lincoln-Smith has produced her second successive top ten placing on the World Cup Skeleton tour, finishing ninth on the testing Calgary course in Canada this morning.
Australian slider Emma Lincoln-Smith has produced her second successive top ten placing on the World Cup Skeleton tour, finishing ninth on the testing Calgary course in Canada this morning. The AIS Scholarship holder was one place higher than at last week's season opener in Whistler, finishing just over two seconds behind the winner, Germany's Anja Huber.
The 2010 Australian shooting season will come to a conclusion this weekend (Friday 3 December-Sunday 5 December) as the Australia Cup Shotgun Final is contested in Melbourne.
Only two years after its unprecedented domination at the Olympics, the powerhouse Great British track cycling program wants to portray itself as the hunter, not the hunted.
Australia has drawn Brazil, Equatorial Guinea and Norway in Group D for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011™ to be held in Germany from June 26 to July 17.
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Australian Indigenous Olympians recognised for Olympic Day
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At London 2012 Australia won 7 gold medals, 16 silver and 12 bronze, a total of 35 medals.
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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).