The Australian men’s 4x800m relay team claimed bronze and the women’s 4x400m squad all but ensured automatic qualification to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the IAAF World Relays.
World Championship gold medals have secured aerial skier Laura Peel and snowboarder Scotty James the joint title of Australia’s Snowsports Athlete of the Year.
2028 BID: IOC President Thomas Bach has ruled out a joint bid from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane for the 2028 Olympic Games but remains enthusiastic for a Brisbane bid that would encompass the region of south-east Queensland.
Australian teams will duel for automatic qualification to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the IAAF World Relays in Nassau (NAH).
AOC: IOC President Thomas Bach had not been to Australia since the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and it took no time at all to ‘really feel at home again amongst friends’.
AOC: IOC President Thomas Bach has had a busy day in Australia meeting with the most powerful man in the country Prime Minister Tony Abbott and talking about a potential future Olympic bid and the legacy of Sydney 2000 with other important dignitaries.
IOC President Thomas Bach is coming to Australia this week to hold a series of high-powered meetings
It was another huge weekend on the #RoadtoRio for Australian athletes, including the Sailing World Cup Hyeres and Canoe/Kayak slalom Junior World Championships.
Australia finished the ICF canoe slalom Junior and U23 World Championships in style by winning three medals in Brazil.