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Aussies open with big win over Japan

Aussies open with big win over Japan

28 July 2015

The Australian women's basketball team have beaten Japan 86-65 in the first of three warm-up games ahead of next month's qualifying series for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Boston withdraw from 2024 host city race

Boston withdraw from 2024 host city race

28 July 2015

Boston has withdrawn as a candidate for the 2024 Olympics, citing a lack of public support as the US Olympic Committee pondered a replacement bid ahead of a looming deadline.

Diving captain Wu eyes future

Diving captain Wu eyes future

28 July 2015

Inaugural Australian diving captain Melissa Wu has not been discouraged at the world titles in Russia, despite nursing niggling injuries that just won't go away.

Consistency key victory against Japan

Consistency key victory against Japan

28 July 2015

The Australian men’s water polo team have begun their 16th FINA World Championships campaign on a winning note, easing away to a 10-4 victory against Japan in Kazan, Russia.

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Aussies open with big win over Japan

Aussies open with big win over Japan

28 July 2015

The Australian women's basketball team have beaten Japan 86-65 in the first of three warm-up games ahead of next month's qualifying series for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Boston withdraw from 2024 host city race

Boston withdraw from 2024 host city race

28 July 2015

Boston has withdrawn as a candidate for the 2024 Olympics, citing a lack of public support as the US Olympic Committee pondered a replacement bid ahead of a looming deadline.

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Lassila eyes fifth Winter Olympics

Lassila eyes fifth Winter Olympics

9 July 2015

Dual medallist Lydia Lassila says she'd love to have a crack at a fifth Winter Olympic Games - if a training facility can be built for snow athletes in Australia.

Olympic Day social wrap

Olympic Day social wrap

23 June 2015

June 23 is celebrated around the world as the birth of the modern Olympic Games. For this year's Olympic Day Australian athletes visited schools, got active and took to social media to celebrate the Olympics.

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Australian Olympians participate in Deadly Fun Run Championships

Australian Olympians participate in Deadly Fun Run Championships

18 July 2015

Over 100 Indigenous runners participated in the 2015 Indigenous Marathon Project's Deadly Fun Run Championships in Uluru this morning to celebrate the 30 year anniversary of the handing back of world famous landmark to its traditional owners.

Metzker still feeling the pain of Moscow 1980

Metzker still feeling the pain of Moscow 1980

27 June 2015

AOC: Time heals old wounds but leaves the scars. That is certainly the case for Olympic swimmer Max Metzker who competed for Australia at Moscow 1980.

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Ice Hockey stars qualify for Lillehammer 2016

Ice Hockey stars qualify for Lillehammer 2016

11 July 2015

Young ice hockey stars Jake Riley and Madison Poole have become Australia's first athletes to qualify for the 2016 Lillehammer Youth Olympics.

Skills stars skating towards international success

Skills stars skating towards international success

9 July 2015

Two of Australia’s brightest young ice hockey prospects will put their skills to the test in Finland from 5-10 July, as they look to book their tickets to the 2016 Lillehammer Winter Youth Olympic Games.

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IOC Coordination Commission pleased with Toyko 2020 progress

IOC Coordination Commission pleased with Toyko 2020 progress

2 July 2015

The IOC's Coordination Commission for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 completed its second official visit to the Japanese capital, citing the Organising Committee’s adherence to key milestones, strong government support and its embrace of Olympic Agenda 2020 as highlights of the visit.

More possible bids for 2024 Olympics

More possible bids for 2024 Olympics

23 June 2015

Paris and Budapest are set to enter the race for the 2024 Olympics.

AOC participates in IMF Uluru Anniversary Relay

2015 Pacific Games

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