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Triathlon Australia backs Olympic teams bid

Triathlon Australia backs Olympic teams bid

29 April 2011

Triathlon Australia and AIS National Head Coach Shaun Stephens has today welcomed the International Triathlon Union’s inclusion of the World Sprint and Teams Championships onto this year’s ITU World Championship Series.

20 million tickets requested

20 million tickets requested

28 April 2011

Applicants requested more than 20 million tickets for the 2012 London Olympics, organisers said on Wednesday after the six-week sales window closed.

Jackson's deal to focus on Olympic gold

Jackson's deal to focus on Olympic gold

27 April 2011

Basketball superstar Lauren Jackson is to skip the first half of the 2012 WNBA season to focus on Australia's Olympic gold medal bid.

Sailing into French finals

Sailing into French finals

27 April 2011

The Australian Sailing Team’s Laser and 470 men’s crews have consolidated their positions at the front of their fleets on day three of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, France.

Olyroos to play Japan

Olyroos to play Japan

27 April 2011

Football Federation Australia today announced that the U-23 Australian Olyroos will travel to Japan next month to play a friendly match against the Japanese U-23 National team at the Tohoku Denryoku Bigswan Stadium, Niigata on Wednesday 1 June 2011.

Olympic Champions reunited for Australia

Olympic Champions reunited for Australia

27 April 2011

Almost three years on from their Olympic gold medal in the men’s double scull in Beijing, David Crawshay (VIC) and Scott Brennan (TAS) have been reunited after the Australian Rowing Team was named at the conclusion of the 2011 National Selection Trials in Sydney.

New look Kookaburras return to the pitch

New look Kookaburras return to the pitch

20 April 2011

The Kookaburras are set to play their first match since their all conquering year of 2010 when they compete at the 2011 Azlan Shah Cup, however their squad is almost unrecognisable from that which won gold at the Commonwealth Games six months ago.

Hooker to lead team to Worlds

Hooker to lead team to Worlds

18 April 2011

An initial team of 24 for the 13th World Athletics Championships has this morning been announced by Athletics Australia, with team captain and reigning world champion Steve Hooker set to lead the green and gold charge when competition commences on Saturday, August 27.

Big wins for Watt and Solomon

Big wins for Watt and Solomon

18 April 2011

Steve Solomon gave an exciting glimpse of the future in the 400m.

Pearson and Lewis edge closer to history

Pearson and Lewis edge closer to history

17 April 2011

Olympic silver medallist Sally Pearson and three-time Commonwealth champion Tamsyn Lewis are one step closer to creating history after both won gold at the Australian Athletics Championships & Selection Trials on Saturday.

Journey to Rio - Jarrod Poort

Australian Olympic Flag Bearers

Did you know?

Bill Roycroft carried the Flag in the Opening Ceremony in Mexico City 1968 and his son Wayne carried the Flag in Los Angeles 1984.