2016 Rio Olympian Jason Whateley was among a group of Australian boxers who enjoyed first-round success at the Oceania Boxing Championships and World Championship qualifiers at Paradise Point on the Gold Coast on Tuesday.
Australia’s best male boxers will today begin their campaign to qualify for this year’s World Championships, when they take on the best athletes from the region in the Oceania Boxing titles on the Gold Coast.
For 25 years, the Australian Olympic Committee has awarded outstanding secondary students with the Pierre de Coubertin award, an accolade that acknowledges displays of the Olympic ideals - fair play and sportsmanship.
Day nine at the Melbourne Olympics was a historic day as Australia claimed its first swimming gold, first medal clean sweep, first canoeing medal and first boxing medal in 48 years.
The much anticipated swimming program kicked off on day eight of the Games. Betty Cuthbert returned to the track for early rounds of the 200m and one of Australia’s favourite athletes, John Landy started his 1500m campaign. Australia had a good win in the basketball and in the boxing Tony Madigan bowed out.
Olympic gold medallist Sharni Williams and Rio team members Shelley Watts, Lea Yanitsas and Hayder Shkara addressed over 50 university students today in Sydney as part of the Australian Olympic Committee’s (AOC) ‘Meet with a Champ’ education program.
Members of the 2016 Australian Olympic Team have voted three new faces onto the Australian Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission, to serve as the voice of Australian Olympians over the next four years.
Olympic debutants Daniel Lewis, Jason Whateley and Shelley Watts have vowed to use their Rio experience to steer them to Commonwealth Games success with all three committing to the 2018 event on the Gold Coast.
Golf has returned to the Olympic Games for the first time in 112 years, so there's a golf pro in Rio looking to poach the next Australian Olympic golfer.