Like most of the Chinese team, coming to Australia for the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) it is He Weihu’s first time overseas.
They are the stars of the future, and the athletes competing at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) were treated to a spectacle fit for Olympians at the Opening Ceremony at Sydney Entertainment Centre.
Most people her age haven’t even heard of it, but Alex Hulley is already an accomplished athlete in the hammer throw.
Geoff Martin has been honoured many times in his illustrious career, but reading the officials’ oath at the Opening Ceremony of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) is one he will always remember.
Setting up his blocks on the track, Anas Abu Ganaba can picture himself at the Rio De Janeiro Olympics in 2016.
ATHLETICS: Lara Tamsett (NSW) and Ben St Lawrence (NSW) were crowned Australian women’s and men’s 10,000m champions at the ZATOPEK:10 at Lakeside Stadium.
IOC: Eight years after winning Olympic medals in Athens, four track and field athletes from eastern Europe were ordered to hand them back Wednesday because of positive doping tests.
ATHLETICS: Usain Bolt and Allyson Felix were named the International Amateur Athletics Federation's athletes of the year on Saturday.
There will be no repeat of the London Olympics selection controversy next year for boom 400m runner Steve Solomon.
One of Australia’s greatest Olympians, Betty Cuthbert, will this week be recognised with a prestigious international accolade as she is inducted into the IAAF Hall of Fame.