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Australian sailing athletes announced

Australian sailing athletes announced

16 October 2006

The action on Sydney Harbour is set to heat up this summer following the announcement of the Australian sailing

Melissa Wu to get taste of Olympics in Sydney

Melissa Wu to get taste of Olympics in Sydney

10 October 2006

Australia’s latest diving sensation Melissa Wu will get a taste of the Olympics two years before Beijing after being named in the Australian Diving team to contest the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney, January 17-21. Wu made a splash earlier this year when she won her first National title in the 10m platform at just 13, before winning silver at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in the 10m Synchro with partner Alex Croak.

Teen swim stars line up for Youth Olympics

Teen swim stars line up for Youth Olympics

10 October 2006

Exciting fourteen-year-olds Daniel Smith and Ellese Zalewski will spearhead a 32-strong Australian Flippers Swim Team announced today for next year’s Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney from January 17-21, 2007.

100 days to go and website is LIVE

100 days to go and website is LIVE

9 October 2006

More sports and more athletes than ever before! It is 100 days until the fourth edition of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF). The AYOF continues to grow with the best young athletes from Australia and around the world converging on Sydney for five days of competition from January 17- 21 2007. This dedicated Festival website is now live. The site features vision, an interactive screensaver, downloadable maps and the latest news.

Historic effort from Travis

Historic effort from Travis

5 October 2006

In the short history of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival no athlete has created such a stir as swimmer Travis Nederpelt who won a record seven gold medals in 2003. The 17-year-old from Perth made history winning all seven events he contested. His victories included the 400, 800 and 1500m freestyle, 200 and 400 metre individual medley, 200m butterfly and he was a member of the 4 x 200m freestyle relay team.

Young shooter on the Mark

Young shooter on the Mark

18 September 2006

Gold medallist Russell Mark is helping a young shooter from Colac in Victoria realise his dream to compete for Australia at the...

Tapper top chance for Youth Olympics

Tapper top chance for Youth Olympics

11 September 2006

She has very limited use of her right arm but that hasn’t stopped 16-year-old Victorian, Melissa Tapper, from joining the...

Olympic hopefuls to sail in AYOF

Olympic hopefuls to sail in AYOF

31 July 2006

For the first time since the inception of the AYOF five years ago, competitors in the sport of sailing are being offered the...

British wonder boy bound for 2007 Youth Festival

British wonder boy bound for 2007 Youth Festival

4 June 2006

A 12-year-old British boy, tipped as a future Olympic diving champion, will compete in Australia next year...

Big teams bound for Aussie Youth Olympics

Big teams bound for Aussie Youth Olympics

3 April 2006

A record number of athletes from China and Great Britain will compete in the 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival as they prepare their young athletes for the Beijing and London Olympics. China is sending 294 athletes to the Festival in Sydney in January, their biggest team ever. Great Britain is sending 150 athletes, also their biggest AYOF team. Australia will have by far the biggest contingent, 587 athletes. The fourth festival will be conducted in Sydney from January 17- 21 featuring a total of 2,200 athletes from 23 countries competing in 16 sports.

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Aussie Olympians go surfing at Winter Olympic Games

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Olympic medals must be at least 60 millimetres in diameter and at least three millimetres thick. The design of the medal is the responsibility of the host city's organising committee, with the approval of the IOC.

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At London 2012 Australia won 7 gold medals, 16 silver and 12 bronze, a total of 35 medals.