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Track and field athletes trained in 30 plus temperatures prior to the start of their competion at the 07 Australian Youth Olympic Festival.

At the 2000 Sydney Olympics Tatiana Grigorieva was the “glamour of the Games” but this week all eyes

Dani Samuels celebrates after winning the discus final at the World Junior Championships in Beijing, 20 Aug 2006.

For Sydney discus thrower, Dani Samuels, a two-time Australia Youth Olympic Festival competitor hopes are high that she will be selected for the Beijing Olympics.

Alana Boyd celebrates a new personal best height in the pole vault at the Grand Prix meet in Perth.

Queensland pole vaulter Alana Boyd and Sydney sprinter Joshua Ross added their names to the list of Australian athletes who have reached the qualifying standard for this August’s world championships in Osaka, Japan, with impressive performances at the Drug Free Track and Field Classic at Perry Lakes Stadium in Perth on Sunday.

Sixteen-year-old sprint sensation Olivia Tauro has been forced to give up meat pies, mars bars and muffins as she prepares for the “sprint double” at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) in Sydney next month.“Like all teenagers she likes to eat and enjoy life but I’ve had her on a diet”

China have entered a highly competition team for the Athletics competition at the 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival to be held in Sydney in January. The Chinese team comprises 10 athletes ranking in the World top-5, including three World leaders.

Pat Johnson winning the 100 yards at the Zatopek Classic in Melbourne, 14 Dec 2006.

The 2006 staging of Melbourne’s time honoured Telstra Zatopek Classic coincided with a welcome change in the weather for the rest of the community, but one that brought mixed fortunes for the athletes taking part. Whilst the distance runners generally revelled in the wet and cooler conditions, the sprinters, jumpers and throwers were less enthusiastic.

Nathan Deakes at the Commonwealth Games

The stellar year for Australian athletics just keeps on keeping on, with Olympic bronze medallist Nathan Deakes breaking the world record for the 50km road walk in Geelong.

Track coach Trevor Graham received notice from the US Anti-Doping Agency that he is accused of violating doping rules, sources...

Benita Johnson finishes third in the 2006 Chicago Marathon in a new Australian Record.

The marathon could be Benita Johnson’s best chance of a medal at the Beijing Olympics.