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Fernon wins the world’s longest and toughest horse race in record time

Fernon wins the world’s longest and toughest horse race in record time

18 August 2017

London 2012 Olympian Edward Fernon has added winning the gruelling Mongol Derby to his impressive list of achievements.

Taste of Tokyo for sailing World Champions

Taste of Tokyo for sailing World Champions

18 August 2017

World Champion sailors, Rio Olympic silver medalists Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan, will get a precious taste of the 2020 Games environment when they contest the 470 Class Japan Championships at Enoshima, starting on Friday.

Aussies through to Asia Cup semis

Aussies through to Asia Cup semis

18 August 2017

The Australian men's basketball team have put a four-day break behind them to overcome China 97-71 in the FIBA Asia Cup quarter-finals, advancing to Saturday's semi-finals despite having just ten healthy men on the roster.

Australian lifters ready to take on Asia’s best at Ashgabat 2017

Australian lifters ready to take on Asia’s best at Ashgabat 2017

17 August 2017

In one month’s time, six up-and-coming Australian weightlifters will face Asia and Oceania’s best at the 2017 Asian Indoor Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

Strong finish for Aussies at Asian Championships

Strong finish for Aussies at Asian Championships

17 August 2017

The Australian women’s volleyball team has finished the 2017 Asian Volleyball Championships in tenth place, a solid performance after the team’s sluggish start to the competition.

Coates pays tribute to Olympic great Betty Cuthbert

Coates pays tribute to Olympic great Betty Cuthbert

16 August 2017

Betty Cuthbert, the heroine of the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne – forever “our Golden Girl”!

One year on from Burton's Sailing gold

One year on from Burton's Sailing gold

16 August 2017

On this day one year ago Tom Burton pulled off a stunning victory in the medal race to claim gold in the men's Laser at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Lassila movie inspired Sally Pearson

Lassila movie inspired Sally Pearson

15 August 2017

Sally Pearson has paid tribute to champion Australian aerials skier Lydia Lassila for inadvertently providing her with the motivation to coach herself - a decision which led to another major hurdles title in London on the weekend

Quarter-finals await for Aussies at the Asia Cup

Quarter-finals await for Aussies at the Asia Cup

14 August 2017

Completing a sweep of their group stage games with a 90-50 victory over Chinese Taipei, the Australian men's basketball team will now prepare for a quarter-final next Thursday.

Aussies medal in Laser and 49er at World Championship Test Event

Aussies medal in Laser and 49er at World Championship Test Event

14 August 2017

Australians have medalled in both the Laser and 49er classes at the 2017 Aarhus Sailing Week in Denmark overnight.

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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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At Beijing 2008 Australia won 14 gold medals, 15 silver and 17 bronze, a total of 46 medals.