2017 started with a bang! Winter athletes competing in the Northern Hemisphere recorded some of the best Australian results in history. While on home soil, Olympians added National Championship titles to their resume and crowds flocked to some of the biggest sporting events of the year.
Three gold medals and one bronze were the highlights of the past weekend, but the excitement and impressive performances didn't stop at the end of the podium.
On this day 29 January, Australia’s oldest current Olympian, Frank Prihoda, made his Olympic debut at the 1956 Winter Games in Italy.
The Australian Mogul Skiing team had its most successful day ever making history this morning, when Britt Cox won Gold at the World Cup in Canada immediately followed by Matt Graham who won the Men’s World Cup.
The Australia Day Honours List include Mr Dale Nygel Begg-Smith who has received a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division for his Services to Sport.
Olympic rowing gold medallist, Kim Brennan, and our golden Women’s 7s rugby team are among 22 Olympic athletes included on the Australia Day Honours list.