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Australian rowers aim to remain No.1

Australian rowers aim to remain No.1

24 April 2007

The Australian rowing team, currently ranked number one in the world for Olympic boats, has been named for the 2007 international season which includes the World Rowing Championships in Munich. Notable inclusions in the 60 person strong squad include returning 5 times Olympian James Tomkins and

Leisel Jones moves to Melbourne

Leisel Jones moves to Melbourne

24 April 2007

Triple World Championship gold medallist Leisel Jones will begin her 2008 Olympic campaign in Melbourne under the tutelage of new coach Rohan Taylor.The 21-year-old has had an exceptional last 18 months that has seen her break seven world records and emerge

Australia lose Fed Cup tie

Australia lose Fed Cup tie

23 April 2007

The Australian Fed Cup team has gone down 4-1 to Austria in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group II first round tie in Dornbirn.World No.25 Sybille Bammer sealed the tie for the home nation when she defeated Samantha Stosur 6-3 7-5 in the day's opening rubber.

Australia dominates in last game of series

Australia dominates in last game of series

22 April 2007

The Australian Open Women’s team, Aussie Spirit, won the final game of the Sydney series of the China Australia Challenge at Blacktown Olympic Park on Saturday night.Twenty-two-year-old Jocelyn McCallum (Qld), pitched the win for Australia, facing 24 Chinese batters with five strike-outs.

Australia prepares for last series against China

Australia prepares for last series against China

20 April 2007

Australia leads China after the completion of the first three game series of the China Australia Challenge which took place over the weekend in Brisbane.Blacktown Olympic Park will play host to some of the world’s best softballers on Friday and Saturday night as Australia tries to keep a hold of the series after winning

Atkinson wins Ishigaki World Cup

Atkinson wins Ishigaki World Cup

16 April 2007

Australian Courtney Atkinson is on track to pick up another triathlon World Cup after winning gold in the Ishigaki triathlon in Japan.Australians now lead the competition's point standings in both the men's and women's events after Atkinson's compatriot Emma Snowsill claimed silver in the women's event.

Ginn and Free blitz pair

Ginn and Free blitz pair

15 April 2007

World rowing champions Duncan Free and Drew Ginn remained on track to defend their title after they won the final of the men's pair at the Australian selection trials.Queenslander Free and Victorian Ginn held off the challenge from five-time Olympian James Tomkins (Vic) and Sam Conrad (Qld) to win by half a boat.

Important Chinese test

Important Chinese test

13 April 2007

The Australian Women’s Softball Team, Aussie Spirit, will get a good indication of how their Beijing medal prospects are tracking when they play the first of the two-part series against China in Brisbane on Friday nght.Natalie Ward, Australia’s most capped female player, will lead the World number 3 ranked Australian side as they take on the number 4 ranked China

Crucial trials for rowers

Crucial trials for rowers

13 April 2007

Final selection trials for the Australian Rowing team to compete at this year’s World Championships in Munich begin on Friday 13 April at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith.Australia’s top rowers will have their last chance to impress selectors ahead of the naming of the Australian squad on April 23.

Hockey squads announced with eye on Beijing

Hockey squads announced with eye on Beijing

11 April 2007

After the completion of the AHL the 2007 National Senior Squad, National Development Squad and team for the four-test series between the Hockeyroos and New Zealand

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Peter Norman posthumously awarded Olympic Order of Merit

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Olympic medals must be at least 60 millimetres in diameter and at least three millimetres thick. The design of the medal is the responsibility of the host city's organising committee, with the approval of the IOC.

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At London 2012 Australia won 7 gold medals, 16 silver and 12 bronze, a total of 35 medals.