Some of the nation’s best young sailors have a huge added incentive to excel at the upcoming Australian Youth Championships after confirmation the event will serve as a qualification point for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
Keean Van Venrooij and Nikita Mawhirt are Australia’s first qualified athletes for the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games (YOG) having finished as the top ranked Oceania athletes at the YOG Continental qualifier in Gotemba, Japan.
Positioned as a global event for the world’s best young elite athletes, the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) are a core element in the development of future generations of top-level athletes.
The IOC Executive Board (EB) meeting concluded today with a number of innovative and impactful decisions for the future of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates has welcomed a partnership with the Pacific School Games with under 200 days to go before the 10th edition begins in Adelaide later this year.
"Break-through" innovation has been redefined for the forthcoming Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games, with Friday's launch on the online qualification system for Breaking.
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Bill Roycroft carried the Flag in the Opening Ceremony in Mexico City 1968 and his son Wayne carried the Flag in Los Angeles 1984.
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Australia continued its medal winning streak at the Winter Games with three athletes reaching the podium at Sochi 2014 - David Morris (Silver, Aerials), Torah Bright (Silver, Halfpipe) and Lydia Lassila (Bronze, Aerials).