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Celebrating the 96th birthday of Australia's oldest living Olympian

Celebrating the 96th birthday of Australia's oldest living Olympian

9 August 2017

Today, 9 August, we celebrate the 96th birthday of Australia’s oldest living Summer Olympian, Catherine Onslow (née Pym), who competed in Fencing at the Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games.

Rough seas for Aussie 49ers at European Championship

Rough seas for Aussie 49ers at European Championship

8 August 2017

The final races at this year’s 49er European Championship were cancelled overnight in Kiel, due to winds gusting above 25 knots, leaving Australia’s David Gilmour and Joel Turner in second place overall.

Aaron Royle keeps Commonwealth Games hopes on track

Aaron Royle keeps Commonwealth Games hopes on track

7 August 2017

Rio Olympic triathlete Aaron Royle has kept his hopes of a second Commonwealth Games on track with a solid 12th place finish in today’s World Triathlon Series round in Montreal.

One year on from Skinner's Trap Gold

One year on from Skinner's Trap Gold

7 August 2017

On this day last year, Catherine Skinner became Australia’s fifth Olympic shooting gold medallist when she took out the women’s trap event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Vale Betty Cuthbert

Vale Betty Cuthbert

7 August 2017

The Australian Olympic Committee is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of Australia’s greatest ever Olympic athletes, Betty Cuthbert.

Roberts & Marschall bound for medal round at London 2017

Roberts & Marschall bound for medal round at London 2017

7 August 2017

Kelsey-Lee Roberts (ACT) and Kurtis Marschall (SA) will duel for medals at the 2017 IAAF World Championships.

Trengove delivers greatest Australian marathon performance

Trengove delivers greatest Australian marathon performance

7 August 2017

The sun is shining in London (GBR) once more, with Jessica Trengove (SA) crossing a stunning ninth place in the women’s marathon on day three of the 2017 IAAF World Championships.

Golden Gentle claims victory in Montreal

Golden Gentle claims victory in Montreal

6 August 2017

A last minute decision to start has paid golden dividends for Australia’s Ashleigh Gentle with a brilliant breakthrough victory in today’s ITU World Triathlon Series round in Montreal.

Lapierre 11th in long jump final on tough day for Team Australia

Lapierre 11th in long jump final on tough day for Team Australia

6 August 2017

A leap of 7.93m (w: +0.6) has seen Fabrice Lapierre (NSW) place 11th in the final of the men’s long jump on what was a tough day at the track for Team Australia at the 2017 IAAF World Championships.

Aussies secure World Champs long jump final and 1500m semi-final places

Aussies secure World Champs long jump final and 1500m semi-final places

5 August 2017

The men’s long jump final awaits Fabrice Lapierre (NSW) after he soared 7.91m (w: +0.6) to progress to the medal round on day one at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London (GBR).

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Highlights from the 2016/17 Winter World Cup season

Did you know?

American athlete Eddie Eagan is the only athlete to win gold at a summer and winter Olympics in Heavyweight Boxing (1920) and bobsleigh (1932).

Did you know?

Australia has hosted the Olympic Games twice – Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.