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Seventeen stars join nomination list

Seventeen stars join nomination list

6 March 2012

Following the Melbourne Track Classic & Olympic Trials, Athletics Australia has identified a further 17 athletes for nomination to the Australian Olympic Committee in June subject to them meeting ongoing form and fitness requirements.

Pearson in sizzling form

Pearson in sizzling form

4 March 2012

Red-hot Sally Pearson handed out another chilling warning to her 100m hurdles rivals with a sizzling win at the Olympic track and field trials on Saturday night.

Cole and Frayne put on A show

Cole and Frayne put on A show

3 March 2012

Henry Frayne and Brendan Cole have, pending an announcement this coming week, ensured their nomination for Olympic selection in the men’s triple jump and men’s 400m hurdles after winning performances at the Qantas Melbourne Track Classic & Olympic Trials.

Pressure on athletics Olympic hopefuls

Pressure on athletics Olympic hopefuls

1 March 2012

Middle-distance star Jeff Riseley shapes as one of the major beneficiaries from the decision to hold the Australian Olympic track and field trials in conjunction with an IAAF World Challenge meet.

Giant rings marked 150 days in London

Giant rings marked 150 days in London

29 February 2012

Giant Olympic rings were launched on the River Thames in London to mark 150 days until the start of the 2012 Games.

Draper lays claim to final slalom spot

Draper lays claim to final slalom spot

27 February 2012

Melbourne’s Warwick Draper has earned the right to be nominated to the Australian Olympic Team after a dramatic semi-final in the Men’s K1 at the Oceania Slalom Championships while Jess Fox took K1 silver.

Stingers continue momentum with second win over GB

Stingers continue momentum with second win over GB

24 February 2012

The Stingers got off to a quick start jumping out to a 4-1 lead in the opening term with two-time Olympian Melissa Rippon netting an early double, before Bronwen Knox and youngster Hannah Buckling helped consolidate that advantage with two of their own.

London dream ends without a goal

London dream ends without a goal

23 February 2012

Australia will miss the Olympic football tournament for the first time since 1984 after their blunt attack flopped again in a 1-0 loss to United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi.

Olympic and world champions ready for Sydney

Olympic and world champions ready for Sydney

15 February 2012

No less than three reigning Olympic and seven Commonwealth champions will join five world and two world indoor gold medallists at the Sydney Track Classic at Homebush this Saturday as the Qantas Australian Athletics Tour continues to thrill crowds across the country.

Trickett takes big comeback step

Trickett takes big comeback step

10 February 2012

Trickett's chances of reclaiming a place on Australia's team for the London Olympics received a significant boost on Friday as she finished second fastest in the heats of the 100m freestyle.

Emma Moffatt's Road to Rio

Rio Olympic Village

Did you know?

Ian Thorpe (5 gold, 3 silver, and 1 bronze) and Leisel Jones (3 gold, 5 silver and 1 bronze) have won 9 Summer Games medals.