DIVING: Matthew Mitcham and Melissa Wu headline a strong line up of divers at the national titles in Sydney this week.
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.
The Olympic Movement has paid tribute to the late Nelson Mandela with IOC President Thomas Bach describing him as a “hero of humanity”.
RUGBY SEVENS: Australian Rugby Union today announced a training squad of 22 young women in preparation for next year's Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.
IOC: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach officially received the keys to the IOC from Honorary President Jacques Rogge today during a handover ceremony in the newly renovated Olympic Museum in Lausanne.
Australia has hosted the Olympic Games twice – Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.
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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