Australia’s triathletes are setting themselves for the biggest international and domestic 12 months on record with all roads leading to the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Devonport in Tasmania for a feast of major events.
The Tokyo 2020 Games may be over 1000 days away but some of the nation’s brightest young skateboarders have gotten the chance to begin their path towards Olympic competition at the Australian Institute of Sport over the weekend.
The Australian Boomers team to compete in the first two games of Australia’s FIBA World Cup Qualifiers has been announced, including the game hosted in Adelaide on November 27.
Mat Belcher and Will Ryan have added yet another string to their bow with a convincing Gold medal victory in the 470 class at the World Cup round one event at Gamagori, Japan, while Rio Olympic Gold medallist Tom Burton put in a stirring final day performance to pinch Bronze in the Laser class.
In Stacey Porter’s two decades with the Australian Softball Team, she has enjoyed the highs of twice standing on the Olympic podium and the low of seeing the sport dropped from the Games programme.
Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist Ryan Tyack has claimed sixth in a field of 120 in the qualification of the World Archery Championships in Mexico City.
Six rising stars from the University Sevens Series have been selected to join the wider Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens squad that will compete in Bendigo against New Zealand next week.
Australian Sailing Head Coach Victor Kovalenko has indicated on the eve of the first round of the 2017-18 World Cup Series in Japan that Australia’s proximity to the 2020 Olympics host nation should provide our elite sailors respite from the drawbacks of regular long-haul travel.
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Winter Olympic Team Formal Uniform launch
Did you know?
Germany’s Christa Luding-Rothenburger is the only athlete to ever win medals in both Winter and Summer Games in the same year. Among other medals, she won skating silver in the 500m (Calgary 1988) and cycling silver in the match sprint (Seoul 1988).
Did you know?
Australia and Greece are the only two countries to have competed in every edition of the Modern Olympic Games.