South African double amputee athlete Oscar Pistorius had twin cause for joy after being told he could run in the 400 metres and the 4x400m relay at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
The Australian athletics team has been boosted by the addition of two men’s relay teams for London 2012. Nine athletes have been added to the athletics team to take the section size to 52 – the largest on the Australian Olympic Team.
Australian sprinter Daniel Batman was an amazing sportsman and his death was a huge loss to athletics, says his former training partner Matt Shirvington.
Track and field athletes still hoping to qualify for the London Games have been given more time with the Australian Olympic Committee extending the deadline to July 7.
Every four years we rediscover sports that defy gravity and athletes with the explosive talents to match. Whether we are talking about the degree of difficulty of Lauren Mitchell’s floor routine or the amount of splash on Matt Mitcham’s entry, Australians love talking sport and the Olympics.
Following discussions between Athletics Australia President Mr Rob Fildes and the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President Mr John Coates, the AOC selection committee has today approved an amendment to the Athletics Australia nomination criteria to extend the qualification period to 9am (AEST) 22 June 2012.