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.
The Aussie Stingers women’s water polo team has suffered a heartbreaking 14-12 penalty shoot out loss to Italy in their World Championships quarter final in Shanghai.
London Olympic organisers hope to harness the party atmosphere of the Sydney Games, which saw the harbour city host arguably the most successful staging of the four-yearly event.
Australia's male sprinters are eyeing relay gold at next year's London Olympics after ending a decade-long drought in the 4x100m freestyle relay at the world championships.
No one will ever fill Lauren Jackson's shoes, but comeback queen Suzy Batkovic still gave it her best shot to help Australia down China 73-67 in their women's basketball series opener on Sunday night.
Australian Medallists of the Rio Games
Qantas Welcome Home Ceremony
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Olympic medals must be at least 60 millimetres in diameter and at least three millimetres thick. The design of the medal is the responsibility of the host city's organising committee, with the approval of the IOC.