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A year on from Brennan's rowing gold at Rio 2016

A year on from Brennan's rowing gold at Rio 2016

13 August 2017

365 days ago today, triple Olympian Kim Brennan completed her full set of Olympic medals when she won gold in the women's single scull at Rio 2016.

Stratton & Pearson shine on day eight in London

Stratton & Pearson shine on day eight in London

12 August 2017

Brooke Stratton (Vic) has delivered Australia’s best ever female result in the women’s long jump final on day eight of the 2017 IAAF World Championships, as Sally Pearson (Qld) sent a commanding message to her rivals by advancing to the 100m hurdles final as fastest.

Olympic foursome lead elites into Rotterdam World Championships

Olympic foursome lead elites into Rotterdam World Championships

11 August 2017

Olympians Aaron Royle, Ryan Bailie, Ashleigh Gentle and Emma Jackson will spearhead an exciting eight-strong Australian elite triathlon team named today for next month’s ITU World Championship Grand Final in Rotterdam.

Mathews & Williamsz into 1500m semis

Mathews & Williamsz into 1500m semis

11 August 2017

Luke Mathews (Vic) has won his heat of the men’s 1500m to advance to the semi-final at London 2017, where he will be joined on the entry lists by his teammate Jordan Wiliamsz (Vic).

Harrison and Stirling climb to new heights at World Games

Harrison and Stirling climb to new heights at World Games

11 August 2017

Before Sport Climbing makes its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, two Australian athletes had the chance to test themselves against the world’s best at the 2017 World Games in Wroclaw last month.

A start in the final beckons for LaCaze, Tiernan and Stratton at London 2017

A start in the final beckons for LaCaze, Tiernan and Stratton at London 2017

10 August 2017

Team Australia has impressed despite saturating conditions on day six of the 2017 IAAF World Championships, with all of Genevieve LaCaze (Vic), Patrick Tiernan (Qld) and Brooke Stratton (Vic) advancing to the final.

Rio Olympian Toomey crowned Fittest Woman in the World

Rio Olympian Toomey crowned Fittest Woman in the World

9 August 2017

Having won silver two years running, Tia-Clair Toomey has been crowned the Fittest Women in the World at the 2017 CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin

Marschall soars to 7th in pole vault final

Marschall soars to 7th in pole vault final

9 August 2017

Kurtis Marschall (SA) is now among the best vaulters in the world after placing 7th in the men’s pole vault final at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London (GBR).

Celebrating the 96th birthday of Australia's oldest living Olympian

Celebrating the 96th birthday of Australia's oldest living Olympian

9 August 2017

Today, 9 August, we celebrate the 96th birthday of Australia’s oldest living Summer Olympian, Catherine Onslow (née Pym), who competed in Fencing at the Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games.

Rough seas for Aussie 49ers at European Championship

Rough seas for Aussie 49ers at European Championship

8 August 2017

The final races at this year’s 49er European Championship were cancelled overnight in Kiel, due to winds gusting above 25 knots, leaving Australia’s David Gilmour and Joel Turner in second place overall.

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

PyeongChang 2018 medals

Did you know?

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).

Did you know?

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.