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Weekend wrap - 4 January 2016

Weekend wrap - 4 January 2016

4 January 2016

With only 214 days to go and 2016 officially here it's been another big weekend for our Rio hopefuls!

Setbacks prime Royle to hit peak in Rio

Setbacks prime Royle to hit peak in Rio

4 January 2016

A calf tear, a foot injury and a dose of swine flu are not usually classified as ideal Olympics preparation.

Hewitt falls to Vesely in Hopman Cup farewell

Hewitt falls to Vesely in Hopman Cup farewell

4 January 2016

Lleyton Hewitt fails to get fairytale start to Hopman Cup farewell after loss to young Czech powerhouse Jiri Vesely.

Turner secures win on the Gold Coast

Turner secures win on the Gold Coast

3 January 2016

Tweed Heads speedster and Rio Olympic hopeful Bodi Turner has put in a blistering display to easily win the elite men’s race in the second round of the 2016 BMX Australia National Series at Nerang on the Gold Coast.

Rio hopeful and prodigy claim BMX series opener

Rio hopeful and prodigy claim BMX series opener

2 January 2016

Melinda McLeod and Brandon Te Hiko have taken out the elite races at the opening round of the 2016 BMX Australia National Series

O'Neill relishes Olympics shot

O'Neill relishes Olympics shot

2 January 2016

Brandon O'Neill has put his Australian U/23 call-up partly down to hard work, but also the opportunity and freedom awarded to him at new A-League club Sydney FC.

Edmondson has emotional cycling win

Edmondson has emotional cycling win

1 January 2016

An emotional win has buoyed Australian rising star Alex Edmondson as he enters the biggest year of his cycling career.

Reform more needed than ever believes IOC president Bach

Reform more needed than ever believes IOC president Bach

31 December 2015

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has called on sports governing bodies to clean up their act to restore credibility at the end of a year of scandal.

McCulloch primed for Rio success

McCulloch primed for Rio success

31 December 2015

The combination of Kaarle McCulloch and Anna Meares is synonymous with Australian track cycling success, but McCulloch's name is bandied about far less than that of the decorated icon she competes alongside.

Australia side named for Rio qualifiers

Australia side named for Rio qualifiers

23 December 2015

Australian Head Coach Aurelio Vidmar has named an exciting 23-man squad for the AFC U-23 Championship Doha 2016 in Qatar from 14-30 January, which is the final round of qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games.

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

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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?

Chantelle and Robert Newbery became the first husband and wife to win medals at the same Olympic Games in Athens 2004. Clayton and Lucinda Fredericks (equestrian) also achieved this feat at the 2008 Beijing Games.