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Olympic legend Bill Roycroft has died, aged 96

Olympic legend Bill Roycroft has died, aged 96

30 May 2011

Five-time Olympian James (Bill) Roycroft OBE, patriarch of the legendary Australian equestrian family, has died aged 96. He was Australia’s oldest living Olympian and without doubt one of our greatest and toughest.

Duncan Free undergoes surgery on broken femur

Duncan Free undergoes surgery on broken femur

26 May 2011

Four-time Olympic rower Duncan Free has sustained a broken femur after a cycling accident yesterday on the Gold Coast in Queensland.

Australia secure pentathlon spots for London

Australia secure pentathlon spots for London

24 May 2011

Fourteen months from the London Olympic Games Australian modern pentathletes have secured the two Oceania quota places on offer.

Adelaide to host Olympic swimming trials

Adelaide to host Olympic swimming trials

23 May 2011

Adelaide has replaced Sydney as the home of Australia's Olympic swimming selection trials.

Woods takes giant step towards fourth Olympics

Woods takes giant step towards fourth Olympics

23 May 2011

Balmain stalwart Gavin Woods has taken another giant step towards a fourth Olympic Games by being named in the Australian Sharks men’s water polo team for next month’s European tour that culminates in the FINA World League Finals.

Aussies shine in dress rehearsal

Aussies shine in dress rehearsal

23 May 2011

Australia’s clay target team rounded off their European Grand Prix over the weekend with another batch of excellent results at the venue that will host the 2011 ISSF World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia.

One million bid to watch 100m final

One million bid to watch 100m final

23 May 2011

More than a million people have applied to watch the men's 100 metres final at the 2012 London Olympics, meaning hundreds of thousands will be disappointed.

Riseley secures qualifier in style

Riseley secures qualifier in style

23 May 2011

Australian 1500m champion Jeff Riseley has today dominated a men’s 800m event in California (USA) to post his first IAAF world championships qualifier in style.

Mark finds silver lining

Mark finds silver lining

23 May 2011

Olympic gold medallist Russell Mark has capped off a tumultuous week with a superb second place in the men’s double trap at the European Grand Prix in Belgrade, Serbia.

Nicholls caps big day for canoe team

Nicholls caps big day for canoe team

23 May 2011

Alana Nicholls capped a big day for the Australian canoeing team by winning a gold medal at the World Cup meet in Racice, Czech Republic.

Michael Rogers receives Athens bronze medal

Road to Rio: Athlete Journeys

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.