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13-strong Athletics squad selected for Buenos Aires

13-strong Athletics squad selected for Buenos Aires

9 August 2018

With the addition of a 13-strong athletics squad to Australia’s Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Team, the Buenos Aires 2018 Team now sits at 78 athletes from 23 sports.

Allan and Brothers, fighting their way to the Youth Olympic Games

Allan and Brothers, fighting their way to the Youth Olympic Games

8 August 2018

Rhys Allan and Saskia Brothers have been selected as Australia’s judo contingent for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games, bringing Australia's total to 65 young athletes across 22 sports.

Thomas Barns - Wrestling through injury for a spot at YOG

Thomas Barns - Wrestling through injury for a spot at YOG

8 August 2018

Freestyle wrestling may be considered a left-of-field sporting choice for most teenagers. Thomas Barns tried several different sports before he gave wrestling a go, but now, he is on his way to Argentina, representing his country and his sport at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG).

How a childhood injury led Benjamin Gould to the Youth Olympic Games

How a childhood injury led Benjamin Gould to the Youth Olympic Games

3 August 2018

When Benjamin Gould was seven-years-old, a severe hip injury stopped him from playing sport with all the other kids. Now, 11 years later, Gould has been selected on the Youth Olympic Games Team as Australia's sole Table Tennis representative for Buenos Aires 2018.

Kate Sayer cartwheeling her way to Buenos Aires

Kate Sayer cartwheeling her way to Buenos Aires

3 August 2018

Gymnast Kate Sayer is the latest addition to the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) squad, taking our Team to 61 athletes across 20 sports.

Kennedy-Leverett and the sacrifices that lead him to Buenos Aires

Kennedy-Leverett and the sacrifices that lead him to Buenos Aires

1 August 2018

Junior World Champion Cormac Kennedy-Leverett has made a lot of sacrifices to pursue his sporting ambitions, and those sacrifices have paid off with his recent selection in Australia's Youth Olympic Games Team for Buenos Aires 2018.

Young Aussie boxers fighting for more accolades at Buenos Aires

Young Aussie boxers fighting for more accolades at Buenos Aires

1 August 2018

With six Australian titles and three Oceania crowns between them, the trio of Jai Dennis, Emma Lawson and Kiwa King will fight to put Australia on the international boxing map in Argentina.

From Gold Coast to Buenos Aires for YOG shooting squad

From Gold Coast to Buenos Aires for YOG shooting squad

26 July 2018

Off the back of some impressive results at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, rifle shooters Victoria Rossiter and Alex Hoburg have been selected to represent Australia at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG).

Triathletes & Speed Skaters added to Buenos Aires Team

Triathletes & Speed Skaters added to Buenos Aires Team

25 July 2018

Two triathletes and two roller speed skaters have been announced as the newest members of the 2018 Australian Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Team, taking the current Team size to 59 athletes from 18 sports.

Iakovleva set to dominate at Buenos Aires 2018

Iakovleva set to dominate at Buenos Aires 2018

18 July 2018

Growing up in Russia, rhythmic gymnastics was the sport of choice for most young girls. At seven years of age, Lidiia Iakovleva took up the sport which she continued pursuing when her family moved to Australia.

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Peter Norman posthumously awarded Olympic Order of Merit

Did you know?

Australia and Greece are the only two countries to have competed in every edition of the Modern Olympic Games.

Did you know?

There are 5 Australian athletes with 2 medals each from the Winter Games: Steven Bradbury (Short Track Speed Skating), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Alisa Camplin (Freestyle Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Dale Begg-Smith (Freestyle Skiing - Moguls), 1 gold, 1 silver. Torah Bright (Snowboard), 1 gold, 1 silver. Lydia Lassila (Freestyle-Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze.