HOCKEY: The Hockeyroos will welcome back a number of familiar faces as they head to Europe for next month’s Investec Hockey World League in London with the aim of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup. The 20 athlete squad strikes a strong balance of experience and youth with seven athletes also eligible for the U21s and July’s Junior World Cup.
FIGURE SKATING: Sydneysider Cheltzie Lee skated into the hearts of Australians when she was just 16 years old. As our only figure skater at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Lee produced two huge personal best performances to finish an impressive 20th overall.
German kayaker Birgit Fischer won 12 Olympic medals (eight gold) from 1980 to 2004. She is the only female Olympian in any sport to win medals 24 years apart and a gold medal at each of six Olympic Games. She missed competing at Los Angeles 1984, when arguably she was at the peak of her form, because of the USSR-led boycott which resulted in East Germany not sending a team.