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Olympic hopeful preparing for spinal surgery

Olympic hopeful preparing for spinal surgery

24 August 2006

Beijing Olympic BMX hopeful Renee Junga will undergo surgery Friday after suffering severe spinal injuries in a training accident...

Johnson speeds to 200m PB in Malmo

Johnson speeds to 200m PB in Malmo

23 August 2006

Australian 100m record holder Patrick Johnson sped to a new personal best over 200m at the MAI-Galan meeting in Malmo...

Gatlin to get eight-year ban after deal

Gatlin to get eight-year ban after deal

23 August 2006

US sprinter Justin Gatlin is certain to “name names” after accepting an eight-year ban for using performance enhancing...

Passing of a great Olympian: Merv Wood

Passing of a great Olympian: Merv Wood

21 August 2006

Olympian Mervyn Wood passed away on Saturday after a long illness, aged 89...

Mixed day for Aussie rowers at world titles

Mixed day for Aussie rowers at world titles

21 August 2006

Australia had a mixed day in the first round of heats at the world rowing championship in Eton, England, with only three of seven...

Bold tactics secure podium place for Jamieson

Bold tactics secure podium place for Jamieson

21 August 2006

Commonwealth Games silver medallist Sarah Jamieson continued her excellent form in Europe, finishing third in the 1500m...

Tribute Merv Wood

Tribute Merv Wood

21 August 2006

AOC President John Coates has paid tribute to the late Merv Wood describing him as “clearly one of our finest Olympians”...

Samuels throws more success for World Junior Athletics Team

Samuels throws more success for World Junior Athletics Team

21 August 2006

Sydney teenager Dani Samuels produced a new personal best and beat a 16-year-old Australian junior record to clinch the world junior discus title...

Schipper wins second gold; Americans break world records

Schipper wins second gold; Americans break world records

20 August 2006

Jessicah Schipper won her second gold medal of the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships with victory in the 100m butterfly...

Rickard smashes Australian record at Pan Pacs

Rickard smashes Australian record at Pan Pacs

19 August 2006

Australia swimmers added two silver and five bronze medals to their growing collection in an impressive night’s...

Judokas arrive in Rio

Finishing touches for Aussie footballers

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