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New anti-drugs agency straight down to business

New anti-drugs agency straight down to business

15 March 2006

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) opened for business at 9am yesterday.

New sports anti-doping body enhances Australia 's reputation

New sports anti-doping body enhances Australia 's reputation

14 March 2006

Australia now has a single, dedicated focal point for combating the use of drugs in sport with the establishment of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA), the Minister for the Arts and Sport, Senator Rod Kemp, announced today.

Ierodiaconou shifts her focus to 2010

Ierodiaconou shifts her focus to 2010

14 March 2006

After crashing out of the Turin Winter Olympics in devastating fashion, Australian aerial skier Lydia Ierodiaconou has her sights firmly set on the 2010 Vancouver Games.

Snowboarder dies during World Cup training run

Snowboarder dies during World Cup training run

13 March 2006

Swedish snowboarder Jonatan Johansson died Sunday after falling during a snowboardcross run down Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks.

Burton produces a career high result

Burton produces a career high result

12 March 2006

Andrew Burton has produced the highest placing of his World Cup career, finishing one spot off the podium in the penultimate event of the season in Lake Placid, New York.

Milton collects his 11th Paralympic medal

Milton collects his 11th Paralympic medal

12 March 2006

Michael Milton pulled out a big race when he needed it to give Australia its first medal of the Turin Winter Paralympic Games and put a few personal demons to rest as well.

Burton sixth in qualification as rookies debut

Burton sixth in qualification as rookies debut

11 March 2006

Andrew Burton has qualified for tomorrow's final of the halfpipe World Cup in Lake Placid, New York State.

Kookaburras score in second half

Kookaburras score in second half

10 March 2006

Five second-half goals sent the Australia's men's hockey team to the Commonwealth Games on a high tonight, the gold medal favourites turning on the style to beat world No.13 Malaysia 5-2 in Perth.

Paralympics announce flag bearer

Paralympics announce flag bearer

9 March 2006

The Australian skiing great, Michael Milton, will carry the Australian flag at the Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Winter Paralympics.

Long term fears for sick Thorpe

Long term fears for sick Thorpe

8 March 2006

Illness-ravaged Ian Thorpe has pulled out of the Melbourne Commonwealth Games amid fears about his long-term health.

Emma Moffatt's Road to Rio

Rio Olympic Village

Did you know?

Australia has hosted the Olympic Games twice – Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.