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Melbourne 1956 Olympics - History made on Day 9

Melbourne 1956 Olympics - History made on Day 9

30 November 2016

Day nine at the Melbourne Olympics was a historic day as Australia claimed its first swimming gold, first medal clean sweep, first canoeing medal and first boxing medal in 48 years.

Melbourne 1956 Olympics - Athletics stars progress to the finals

Melbourne 1956 Olympics - Athletics stars progress to the finals

29 November 2016

The much anticipated swimming program kicked off on day eight of the Games. Betty Cuthbert returned to the track for early rounds of the 200m and one of Australia’s favourite athletes, John Landy started his 1500m campaign. Australia had a good win in the basketball and in the boxing Tony Madigan bowed out.

Kitty Chiller joins UIPM leadership team

Kitty Chiller joins UIPM leadership team

28 November 2016

Rio 2016 Australian Olympic Team Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller has been announced as one of two new female Olympians added to the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne's new leadership team for the 2017-2020 Olympic cycle.

Melbourne 1956 Olympics - Shirley Strickland defends her Olympic title

Melbourne 1956 Olympics - Shirley Strickland defends her Olympic title

28 November 2016

Competing in her third Olympics, hurdler Shirley Strickland became the first track and field women to defended an Olympic title. Australia opened their Olympic Water Polo campaign and Australia were involved in probably their most thrilling basketball game of the tournament.

Melbourne 1956 Olympics - Betty Cuthbert wins Australia’s first gold

Melbourne 1956 Olympics - Betty Cuthbert wins Australia’s first gold

25 November 2016

As day of the Games dawned, Australia had won a few medals, but were still searching for that inaugural gold on home soil. Teenager Betty Cuthbert had looked great in her heat but was beaten in the semi-final – could she bounce back in the final?

Channel 7's Inside Volleyball to air in December

Channel 7's Inside Volleyball to air in December

25 November 2016

The incredible growth of beach and indoor volleyball Australia is set to be rewarded with confirmation this week of a new weekly television show on the Seven Network.

Aussies defeat NZ on day two of IFOH

Aussies defeat NZ on day two of IFOH

25 November 2016

The Australian men's hockey team defeated the Black Sticks on day two of the International Festival of Hockey with a golden double from Kieran Govers and a goal from Aaron Kleinschmidt.

Aussie men win first game at IFOH

Aussie men win first game at IFOH

24 November 2016

The International Festival of Hockey kicked in Melbourne on Wednesday with both the men and women taking on India. The Aussie men claimed a 3-2 victory while the women suffered a 1-0 defeat.

Melbourne 1956: Olympic basketball debut for Australia

Melbourne 1956: Olympic basketball debut for Australia

24 November 2016

On day three of the Games Australian men’s basketball made its Olympic debut, while rower, Merv Wood, competing in his four consecutive Games progressed to the final giving him a shot at a third Olympic medal.

IOC sanctions 12 athletes for failing anti-doping test at London 2012

IOC sanctions 12 athletes for failing anti-doping test at London 2012

22 November 2016

Russia's Yuliya Zaripova has been stripped of the gold medal she won in the women's 3,000 metres steeplechase at the 2012 London Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday.

Britt back home after World Cup gold

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Did you know?

Chantelle and Robert Newbery became the first husband and wife to win medals at the same Olympic Games in Athens 2004. Clayton and Lucinda Fredericks (equestrian) also achieved this feat at the 2008 Beijing Games.