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