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".
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.