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CAS overturns Olympic doping rule

CAS overturns Olympic doping rule

7 October 2011

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled on Thursday that the rule banning athletes suspended for doping for six months or more from competing at the Olympics was "invalid and unenforceable".

Bouncing Blake talks trampoline: AOC Feature

Bouncing Blake talks trampoline: AOC Feature

26 September 2011

It’s been nine years in the making, but Blake Gaudry’s dream of competing at the Olympic Games is now just a few months away. 19-year-old Gaudry has been jumping for less than a decade and is already one of the country’s best gymnasts in this discipline. He was the national champion for the last two years and hopes to hold his title this week.

Kookaburras book tickets to London

Kookaburras book tickets to London

21 September 2011

The Australian men's hockey team received automatic qualification to the 2012 London Olympics after Fiji today withdrew from the Oceania Cup-Olympic Qualifier which will be held in Hobart from October 6-9.

Pearson wins 18th consecutive race

Pearson wins 18th consecutive race

9 September 2011

World champion Sally Pearson won the Diamond League 100m hurdles in Zurich, which was her 18th consecutive win, while Mitchell Watt added the long jump Diamond League crown to his world championship silver medal.

Six cities bid for 2020 Olympics

Six cities bid for 2020 Olympics

5 September 2011

Six cities have officially lodged bids to host the 2020 Olympic Games - Baku, Doha, Istanbul, Madrid, Rome and Tokyo, according to the International Olympic Committee on Friday.

Aussies strike gold with awesome win

Aussies strike gold with awesome win

3 September 2011

The Australian lightweight men’s four crew of Todd Skipworth (WA), Ben Cureton (WA), Sam Beltz (TAS) and Anthony Edwards (TAS) has won gold at the 2011 World Rowing Championships in Bled, Slovenia.

Fiji withdrawal gives Hockeyroos 2012 berth

Fiji withdrawal gives Hockeyroos 2012 berth

29 August 2011

The Hockeyroos and New Zealand will have a further opportunity to test each other before the 2012 London Olympics, with Fiji withdrawing from the Oceania Cup-Olympic Qualifier event to be held in Hobart from October 5-9.

Boomers down China 71-43 in London

Boomers down China 71-43 in London

17 August 2011

The Australian Boomers have played the very first game of international basketball housed in the newly built London Basketball Arena in Olympic Park, trouncing the Chinese national team in the opening game of the London International Basketball Invitational, 71-43.

AOC Feature: Olympic Modern Pentathlon Turns 100

AOC Feature: Olympic Modern Pentathlon Turns 100

26 July 2011

Imagine lining up at an Olympic starting line with history all around you. When the modern pentathlon begins in London next year, the athletes of the world will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the sport at the Olympics. Two young Aussies are poised to be a part of it, tackling five disciplines in one thrilling day at the Games.

Cadel Evans in hunt for ultimate treble

Cadel Evans in hunt for ultimate treble

26 July 2011

Cadel Evans is well on course to become only the third cyclist to add an Olympic gold medal to a Tour de France win and world road title.

Queensland Pierre de Coubertin Awards

Road to Rio: Athlete Journeys

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.