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Six new events added for Sochi

Six new events added for Sochi

7 April 2011

Ski half-pipe (men and women), women’s ski jumping, biathlon mixed relay, figure skating team event and luge team relay all added for Sochi 2014.

Coutts ready for Trickett

Coutts ready for Trickett

7 April 2011

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.

Aussies welcome idea of new winter events

Aussies welcome idea of new winter events

6 April 2011

The more extreme the sports at the Winter Olympics, the better for Australia. So says the nation's winter sports supremo, who has welcomed the prospect of a raft of new, youth-orientated events for the 2014 Games in Russia.

Aussies welcome idea of new winter events

Aussies welcome idea of new winter events

6 April 2011

The more extreme the sports at the Winter Olympics, the better for Australia. So says the nation's winter sports supremo, who has welcomed the prospect of a raft of new, youth-orientated events for the 2014 Games in Russia.

IOC to adopt rules in gender cases

IOC to adopt rules in gender cases

6 April 2011

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) agreed on Tuesday to adopt rules for dealing with cases of female athletes who have excessive levels of male hormones.

Old Bill's young guns Olympic honour

Old Bill's young guns Olympic honour

6 April 2011

“Old” Bill Northam made history at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics winning Australia’s first-ever sailing gold medal but almost fifty years on the “young guns” in his famous crew Peter “Pod” O’Donnell and James “Dick” Sargeant have been honoured

Going the distance - April Blog

Going the distance - April Blog

6 April 2011

The past month was all about milestones on the marathon journey to London 2012. The 500-days-to-go mark flew by on March 15th as the Brits completed construction on their new Olympic stadium. The Australian Olympic Committee opened a “mini AIS” in Italy, launched a new corporate website and completed Team Processing of one third of the London 2012 Prospective Team.

Going the distance - April Blog

Going the distance - April Blog

6 April 2011

The past month was all about milestones on the marathon journey to London 2012. The 500-days-to-go mark flew by on March 15th as the Brits completed construction on their new Olympic stadium. The Australian Olympic Committee opened a “mini AIS” in Italy, launched a new corporate website and completed Team Processing of one third of the London 2012 Prospective Team.

Australians push forward at Spain World Cup

Australians push forward at Spain World Cup

6 April 2011

Australian sailors have continued their strong run at the third round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Spain with Tom Slingsby, Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page, and Brendan Casey the standout performers on day two.

Magnussen out-muscles sprint stars

Magnussen out-muscles sprint stars

6 April 2011

James Magnussen has smashed his personal best and set the quickest international time of 2011 to win the men’s 100m freestyle

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

2017/18 Winter World Cup season

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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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Gold and silver medals must be made of 92.5 percent pure silver; the gold medal must be gilded with at least six grams of gold.