Lightweight boxer Luke Jackson has been chosen to captain the men’s boxing team at the London Olympics. With a full contingent of boxers qualified for the first time, Jackson hopes to lead his team to Australia’s first gold medal and most successful Olympics in history.
Plans were unveiled last week to enable thousands of spectators to cheer on live sporting action in the Olympic Park, hear from medal winning athletes and enjoy a picnic on the new riverside lawns at Park Live, right in the heart of the Olympic Park.
Australia’s Olympic diving hopefuls have had a dazzling start to their London 2012 campaign, collecting five medals at the FINA Grand Prix in Montreal, Canada.
Australian sailing chiefs admit they are surprised by a decision to dump windsurfing from the 2016 Rio Olympics and replace it with the relatively new sport of kitesurfing.
Australia’s men’s indoor team have kick-started their qualifying campaign for London with three encouraging “friendlies” against Bulgaria, Iran and Italy in the run-up to the Asian World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Japan next month (June 1-10).
The Aussie Sharks have been handed the challenge of taking on reigning world champion Italy, bronze medallist Croatia, Greece, Kazakhstan and Spain in the group stages of the London Olympic Games after the draw was completed in London over the weekend.
After the cancellation of Badminton Horse Trials, overseas based Aussie eventers have revised their preparations ahead of team selection and the 2012 Olympic Games.
The Australian women’s water polo team, the Aussie Stingers, have gone down to the USA 10-9 in a thrilling match at the London Test Event in the Olympic Park’s new Water Polo Arena.