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.
Edwina Tops-Alexander has been the first selected to the Australian equestrian team to compete in London with her horse Cevo Itot du Chateau, after a string of superb results that saw both rider and horse secure their second Olympic berths.
The 2012 Australian Olympic Team Opening Ceremony uniform has been unveiled by seven outstanding athletes who are already feeling like winners 85 days out from the Games opening in London.
Sprinter Matt Goss will hold the key when Australia's new pro cycling team debuts in the Giro d'Italia this weekend fresh from securing their future with a multi-million dollar deal.
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Finishing touches for Aussie footballers
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.