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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.