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Aussie swimmers kick-start with 8 medals

Aussie swimmers kick-start with 8 medals

18 January 2007

Australia’s swimmers kick-started the Australian Youth Olympic Festival with a bang, winning eight medals – three of them gold – on night one of competition at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre tonight.

Captain leads Aussie girls to gold

Captain leads Aussie girls to gold

18 January 2007

The Australian girl’s football team is in contention for a gold medal after narrowly beating Japan on the second day of competition at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival.

Australia draw with Japan, Korea moves to top of table

Australia draw with Japan, Korea moves to top of table

18 January 2007

Australia’s under-17 Young Socceroos have scored an equalizer in the dying minutes of their second match

All eyes on Wu and Daley

All eyes on Wu and Daley

17 January 2007

The focus of the Australian Olympic Youth Festival will shift to the Sydney Aquatic Centre on Friday with the three-day diving event getting underway featuring Australia’s Commonwealth Games synchronised silver medallist Melissa Wu, who is looking to shine against the worlds best junior divers.

Let the Festival begin!

Let the Festival begin!

17 January 2007

The 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival opened in fine style on Wednesday night with an all singing, all dancing spectacular involving 1300 children from all across New South Wales. The show opened with the theme song for the event, ‘Sweet Victory’ which saw a myriad of colours flutter across centre stage at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.

Endless talent on display for Opening

Endless talent on display for Opening

11 January 2007

1200 of the best young performers from around New South Wales have been chosen from the 2006 Schools

Sprinter hungry for more success

Sprinter hungry for more success

22 December 2006

Sixteen-year-old sprint sensation Olivia Tauro has been forced to give up meat pies, mars bars and muffins as she prepares for the “sprint double” at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) in Sydney next month.“Like all teenagers she likes to eat and enjoy life but I’ve had her on a diet”

Hockeyroo looking to return at AYOF

Hockeyroo looking to return at AYOF

21 December 2006

Injured Hockeyroo star Casey Eastham is eyeing the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) for a comeback to international competition following a lay off with a groin injury that left her ineligible for the Hockeyroos squad for January’s Champions Trophy in Argentina. The Australian midfielder has been working intensely to regain her fitness

Famous sailing family represented at AYOF

Famous sailing family represented at AYOF

19 December 2006

Some of our top young sailors were out on Sydney Harbour today practicing for next month’s Australian Youth

Short track speedsters at AYOF

Short track speedsters at AYOF

14 December 2006

The Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) is an opportunity to witness sporting stars before they take off...

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Peter Norman posthumously awarded Olympic Order of Merit

Did you know?

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

Did you know?

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.