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Townsville to be swim team base for Beijing 2008

Townsville to be swim team base for Beijing 2008

4 April 2006

Swimming Australia will turn the clock back 50 years with the announcement today that the all-conquering Telstra Dolphins Australian Swim Team will use Townsville...

India banned from weightlifting for doping offences

India banned from weightlifting for doping offences

31 March 2006

India's weightlifters have been suspended from taking part in international competitions after four team members tested positive for banned drugs this year...

White moths threaten to turn China's

White moths threaten to turn China's

31 March 2006

Swarms of white moths are threatening to wreck China's plans to hold a "green Olympics", prompting the government to launch an extermination campaign...

Italy to bid for 2016 Summer Games

Italy to bid for 2016 Summer Games

30 March 2006

Following the success of the Torino Winter Olympic Games in February, the Italian Olympic Committee has confirmed they will bid for the 2016 Summer Games...

Boomer Bogut upbeat about World Champs

Boomer Bogut upbeat about World Champs

29 March 2006

Australian centre Andrew Bogut believes the Boomers have "some good years coming up" and warns the team from Down Under...

2006 Australian Sailing Team Announced

2006 Australian Sailing Team Announced

24 March 2006

Yachting Australia has proudly launched the 2006 Australian Sailing Team. The names were released amongst some of Australia’s most prominent and supportive sailing patrons at a dinner held...

Meares sisters go for gold in 500

Meares sisters go for gold in 500

16 March 2006

The fastest sister act in Australian sport is the best local chance for a gold medal at the start of the Commonwealth Games...

China to recruit 100,000 volunteers for Beijing Games

China to recruit 100,000 volunteers for Beijing Games

30 January 2006

Organisers of the 2008 Beijing Olympics will launch a recruiting drive this summer for 100,000 volunteer helpers...

Tyler Hamilton appeals to CAS to overturn doping ban

Tyler Hamilton appeals to CAS to overturn doping ban

11 January 2006

US Olympic champion cyclist Tyler Hamilton appeared before the Court of Arbitration for Sport today in hope of having...

Hamilton doping hearing set for Tuesday

Hamilton doping hearing set for Tuesday

9 January 2006

Athens Olympic cycling time-trial champion Tyler Hamilton, trying to clear his name after receiving a two-year blood doping ban, has a Court of Arbitration...

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Peter Norman posthumously awarded Olympic Order of Merit

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

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Colin Coates (Speed Skating) has attended 6 Winter Games: 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988.