AOC: Leading West Australian businesswoman, Gina Rinehart, has been awarded the Australian Olympic Committee’s Order of Merit for her long standing involvement and support of swimming and volleyball.
AOC: “Stuff the silver, we’ve come for the gold” is one of many classic lines from Laurie Lawrence as he celebrated Duncan Armstrong’s gold medal swim at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
AOC: Australian athletes and administrators have played a pivotal role in the Olympic Movement for 120 years.
AOC: Two-time Olympic champion Susie O'Neill plans on instilling some old-fashioned values in the next generation of Australian Youth Olympians.
NANJING: A team of 90 aspiring young athletes are expected to wear the green and gold in 100 days time when the second summer Youth Olympic Games start in Nanjing, China.
SWIMMING: With 100 days to go until the second summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG), eight young swimmers have been selected to continue Australia’s success in the pool.
AOC: Since the days of the ancient Olympic Games and into the modern era, the Olympic flame has been synonymous with the ideals and the spirit of the Olympics.
SWIMMING: Olympic great Ian Thorpe should leave hospital within days after successfully fighting a number of serious infections.
EQUESTRIAN - Olympic rider Shane Rose is hoping his winning performance in the Sydney International will earn him an Australian team berth for the World Equestrian Games.
AOC/ SWIMMING: Two-time Olympic swimmer Patrick Murphy has been appointed an Athlete Role Model (ARM) for the upcoming Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, joining the impressive line-up of 38 fellow Olympians who will offer support, mentoring and advice to the 3,800 young participating athletes.