The Olympic Movement has paid tribute to the late Nelson Mandela with IOC President Thomas Bach describing him as a “hero of humanity”.
IOC/ WINTER: There has been a significant increase in the number of cities bidding to host the Olympic Winter Games – with twice as many joining the contest for 2022 compared to four years earlier.
HOCKEY: The Australian women's hockey team are through to the semi-final of the World League after a dramatic shoot-out victory over European Champions Germany in searing heat in Tucuman, Argentina.
SHOOTING: The Aussies are off to a great start at the Oceania Continental Shooting Championship (29 November to December 5), with some excellent results across the competition.
Andrew Hoy (Equestrian) has attended 7 Summer Games (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012).
So which athletes have turned Australia into a winter Olympic force?
Australia has had a steady increase in female representation at the Games, finally reaching a 50:50 gender balance at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
Three Olympians competed before their 14th birthdays while three athletes competed after turning 60.
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