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Cheerleading and Muaythai become IOC recognised Sports

Cheerleading and Muaythai become IOC recognised Sports

7 December 2016

The martial art of Muaythai kickboxing and Cheerleading have made their way into the Olympic movement.

 Optus wins Australian Olympic Committee Gold

Optus wins Australian Olympic Committee Gold

6 December 2016

Optus has been awarded the Australian Olympic Committee’s Gold Inspiration Award for excellence in Olympic Marketing.

Melbourne 1956 Olympics - an unlikely cycling gold

Melbourne 1956 Olympics - an unlikely cycling gold

6 December 2016

It was a successful day for Australia at the Olympics with its first non-swimming or athletics gold medal. There were two golds in the pool, and hockey closed their campaign with a win.

Olympic medallists head to Victoria for SWC Melbourne 2016

Olympic medallists head to Victoria for SWC Melbourne 2016

5 December 2016

Sailing World Cup Melbourne begins this week, with several Olympic medallists heading to the southern state to compete in the final Sailing World Cup event for 2016.

Melbourne 1956 Olympics - Controversy and near misses

Melbourne 1956 Olympics - Controversy and near misses

5 December 2016

Sailing medals were on the line on Day 14 of the Melbourne Olympics. Australia had a number of medal hopes, but unfortunately there was controversy which cost Australia a gold medal. In shooting we missed a medal by just two shots.

Effort needs to be lifted to cut out doping believes Coffa

Effort needs to be lifted to cut out doping believes Coffa

5 December 2016

Oceania Weightlifting Federation General Secretary Paul Coffa believes enough is enough when it comes to the sport he has dedicated his life to and doping.

Seebohm to swim nine world title events

Seebohm to swim nine world title events

5 December 2016

Triple Olympian Emily Seebohm has added to an already huge workload and will swim in nine events at this week's world short course championships in Windsor, Canada, starting on Tuesday.

Coates pleased with Tokyo 2020 progress

Coates pleased with Tokyo 2020 progress

5 December 2016

International Olympic Committee Vice President John Coates is confident the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are on track following the Coordination Commission’s third official visit to the Japanese capital.

Men's sevens team finish Dubai in fifth

Men's sevens team finish Dubai in fifth

5 December 2016

The Australian Men’s Sevens team has finished the Dubai Sevens tournament in fifth position with victories over New Zealand and Scotland rounding out a solid day for Andy Friend’s young squad.

Olympic stars inspire students in Canberra

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Did you know?

Germany’s Christa Luding-Rothenburger is the only athlete to ever win medals in both Winter and Summer Games in the same year. Among other medals, she won skating silver in the 500m (Calgary 1988) and cycling silver in the match sprint (Seoul 1988).