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Weekend Watch - 18 March 2016

Weekend Watch - 18 March 2016

18 March 2016

There is sure to be plenty of excitement on the road to Rio this weekend with a host of improtant events taking place

Moment of truth almost upon Aussie weightlifters

Moment of truth almost upon Aussie weightlifters

18 March 2016

There comes a moment in every four year Olympic cycle that the moment of truth arrives for an athlete, daring them to blink as they ponder the challenge ahead.

Haecker overcomes injury to have fighting chance for Rio

Haecker overcomes injury to have fighting chance for Rio

17 March 2016

In just her second training session of the year Katharina Haecker was lying on the mat wondering if her Olympic dream was over.

Jake's food for thought as he digests tough Oceania Champs field in Gisborne

Jake's food for thought as he digests tough Oceania Champs field in Gisborne

17 March 2016

Australia’s ITU Under 23 World Champion Jake Birtwhistle will take the hard-earned lessons of Abu Dhabi into Saturday’s Oceania Triathlon Championships in Gisborne on New Zealand’s North Island.

Stratton ready to take on the world

Stratton ready to take on the world

17 March 2016

Long jump sensation Brooke Stratton will take career-best form and the No.1 spot on the 2016 global rankings into the world indoor athletics championships in the United States.

Men's hockey squad named for Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

Men's hockey squad named for Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

17 March 2016

The Australian men's hockey team names squad for next month's Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia

Plenty of podium potential in Olympic Sprint paddling Team

Plenty of podium potential in Olympic Sprint paddling Team

16 March 2016

12 paddlers named on the 2016 Team have the depth to produce more Olympic medals in Rio than any previous Australian Team.

Australia’s Men’s Quad show class in race for lanes

Australia’s Men’s Quad show class in race for lanes

16 March 2016

The second day of the 2016 Sydney International Rowing Regatta saw many rowers put through their paces at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith

Rio hopefuls inspire Sydney primary students

Rio hopefuls inspire Sydney primary students

15 March 2016

The Olympics came to Forestville Public School, as 600 Sydney students were inspired by the stories of three Olympians, all on three different Roads to Rio.

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Aussie Olympians go surfing at Winter Olympic Games

Did you know?

Alana Boyd (athletics – pole vault) made Australian Olympic history in Beijing, becoming the first Australian to join both parents as Olympians. This feat was emulated by Jess Fox (canoe/kayak - slalom) at the London 2012 Games.

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.