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Australia to play Canada for 7s gold

Australia to play Canada for 7s gold

19 August 2014

RUGBY SEVENS: The Youth Olympic Rugby Sevens semi-finals had all the thrills you expect of the fast-paced game, producing two fortified contenders for women’s gold: Australia and Canada.

Hockey5s lapse in third period

Hockey5s lapse in third period

19 August 2014

The Green and Gold lose concentration in the third period to go down in a thriller against South Africa 6-5.

Group stage wraps as focus shifts to doubles in Badminton

Group stage wraps as focus shifts to doubles in Badminton

19 August 2014

BADMINTON: After the single’s group stage wrapped up for the Aussies at the second summer Youth Olympics (YOG) in Nanjing, the focus now shifts to the mixed doubles, where our athletes will be hoping to keep their medals hopes alive.

de Bruine bows out in Judo

de Bruine bows out in Judo

19 August 2014

JUDO: Eighteen-year-old Naomi de Bruine showed the strength of a true Australian today, competing in the women’s -78kg Judo competition at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, just missing out on the bronze medal match.

Tricky starts for rowers

Tricky starts for rowers

19 August 2014

ROWING: Australian crews competing at the Youth Olympic Games have advanced to the B Finals on Day 3 at the Nanjing Rowing-Canoeing School after they both experienced difficult starts.

Australia in the running for four medals tonight at the pool

Australia in the running for four medals tonight at the pool

19 August 2014

SWIMMING: Australia has had another successful morning at the Olympic Sports Centre Natatorium in Nanjing, qualifying for another two semi finals (women’s 50m butterfly, men’s 50m freestyle) and two finals (women’s 200m backstroke, men’s 4x100m freestyle relay) tonight.

Gutsy Australians enter finals undefeated

Gutsy Australians enter finals undefeated

19 August 2014

RUGBY SEVENS: Australia has set a date with America in the Youth Olympic Rugby Sevens semi-final this afternoon after triumphing over Canada 21-5.

Fitzgerald's dream run ends at quarter finals

Fitzgerald's dream run ends at quarter finals

19 August 2014

Ned Fitzgerald exceeded expectations to make it into the quarter finals. Ned went down to Korean M C Seo 15-3 in a great day of fencing for the Aussie.

Woodhouse makes coach proud in qualifier

Woodhouse makes coach proud in qualifier

19 August 2014

SHOOTING: Day 3 at the shooting hall saw the competition move into the women’s 10m Air Rifle. Queenslander, Monika Woodhouse stepped up to the line in the qualification round.

Table Tennis singles draw over for Australia

Table Tennis singles draw over for Australia

19 August 2014

TABLE TENNIS: Australian table tennis players Vy Bui and Dominic Huang are out of the singles event after losing their first knockout matches in the consolation draw.

Emma Moffatt's Road to Rio

Rio Olympic Village

Did you know?

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