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Olympians shine at Team Farewell

Olympians shine at Team Farewell

17 May 2012

The 2012 London Olympians have been officially sent off in style at last night’s 2012 Appeal Farewell Dinner held at the Sydney Convention Centre.

Nominees for marathon, men's 20km walk identified

Nominees for marathon, men's 20km walk identified

17 May 2012

Athletics Australia can today confirm that the following athletes have been identified for nomination to the Australian Olympic Committee in June, subject to them meeting ongoing form and fitness requirements, to compete at the 2012 London Olympic Games in the men’s and women’s marathon, as well as the men’s 20km walk.

Kookaburras exert revenge on Germany

Kookaburras exert revenge on Germany

16 May 2012

After suffering two defeats to the Germans in the London Invitational Tournament, the Kookaburras earned some measure of revenge when they beat the world’s second-ranked side 3-0 in their own backyard.

Hewitt scores French wildcard

Hewitt scores French wildcard

16 May 2012

Lleyton Hewitt and Ashleigh Barty have been awarded wildcards into the main draw of the French Open.

Europe to show true form of Aussie rowers

Europe to show true form of Aussie rowers

16 May 2012

Drew Ginn's hopes of winning another Olympic gold medal in the boat that kickstarted the Victorian's brilliant rowing career will become a lot clearer over coming weeks in Europe, says crewmate James Chapman.

Olympics serve up change at Wimbledon

Olympics serve up change at Wimbledon

16 May 2012

Wimbledon's all-white dress code won't be in place for the Olympics. And the traditional dark green backdrop around the courts will be gone, too.

Opals gather for Olympic camp

Opals gather for Olympic camp

15 May 2012

The Australian Opals have tipped off their London campaign at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, with champion Lauren Jackson joining the squad of star basketballers for the first time in two years, for a week-long training camp.

Esposito nails top ten finish

Esposito nails top ten finish

14 May 2012

Modern pentathlete Chloe Esposito has shone at her debut World Championship, finishing eighth in a world-class field in Rome, Italy.

Outteridge and Jensen create history

Outteridge and Jensen create history

14 May 2012

Australian sailors Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen have made history with their gold medal at the 2012 49er World Championship in Zadar, Croatia.

Olympic places go down to the wire

Olympic places go down to the wire

13 May 2012

The race for places on Australia’s Olympic men’s triathlon team will continue to go right down the wire after a frenetic second round of the Dextro Energy ITU World Triathlon Championship Series in San Diego today.

Journey to Rio - Chloe Logarzo

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Inside the Rio Athletes' Village and the Edge

Did you know?

Synchronised Swimming began as a sport for men in the 1800s. It became an Olympic sport in 1984 but it is only open to women.