Home town favourite and Olympic, world and Commonwealth Games champion Anna Meares has declared today that she is ‘very proud’ of the way she races and will bring her trademark style to competition at next week’s 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships.
With athletes now experiencing the highs and lows of Olympic selection the President of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) John Coates today stressed the need for all athletes to be treated fairly.
Athletes competing for positions in Australia’s men’s eight boat for the 2012 Australian Rowing Team have continued to shine on the seventh day of the 2012 Rowing Australia National Selection Trials at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith.
adidas and the Australian Olympic Committee were today joined by several outstanding athletes including Sally Pearson, Mitchell Watt, Craig Mottram, Jess Schipper, Bronte Campbell, Henry Frayne and Cate Campbell to unveil the lightest and fastest team uniform ever worn by the Australian team.
A handful of Australia's London-bound Olympians are competing in this week's national surf lifesaving championships as a welcome change from training and the strain of qualifying events.
A spectacle of dance and aerobic fitness, rhythmic gymnastics is a jewel of the Olympic program not to be missed. Lighting up Wembley Stadium this August will be Perth’s shining young champion Janine Murray.
Rugby Great John Eales has led Australia to as many Bledisloe Cup wins as he will have Olympics. The World Cup-winning skipper was an Athlete Liaison Officer (ALO) for the Australian Olympic Team during the 2004 and 2008 Games and returns for a third Olympic campaign in 2012.
National selectors moved a step closer to a number of decisions on day 3 of the 2012 Rowing Australia National Selection Trials as more crews impressed at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith.
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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.