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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.

Pickering and Christie – Oceania’s trampolinists at Buenos Aires 2018

Pickering and Christie – Oceania’s trampolinists at Buenos Aires 2018

13 July 2018

Seventeen-year-old Jessica Pickering and 16-year-old Liam Christie are the only trampolinists selected from the Oceania region to compete at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympics Games (YOG).

Kiwa King representing more than just Australia at Buenos Aires 2018

Kiwa King representing more than just Australia at Buenos Aires 2018

10 July 2018

For any athlete, the road to representing your country is long and hard but for this Queensland teenager, the personal obstacles he has overcome to get here makes his selection even more inspiring.

Hockey Teams announced for Buenos Aires 2018

Hockey Teams announced for Buenos Aires 2018

10 July 2018

Eighteen of Australia’s brightest hockey prospects have today been named on the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Team for Buenos Aires 2018.

Get to know your 3x3 basketball team

Get to know your 3x3 basketball team

6 July 2018

Basketball is a game most are familiar with, but another variant of the game, 3x3 basketball will be played at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) before it makes its debut on the big stage at Tokyo 2020.

Massie grateful to represent Australia at Buenos Aires 2018

Massie grateful to represent Australia at Buenos Aires 2018

5 July 2018

Kayaking is a sport broken up in to two disciplines with athletes competing in either the speed of sprint or the obstacle of slalom. But for a spot at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), Jenaya Massie needed to excel in both.

Swimmers and Modern Pentathletes to make a splash at Buenos Aires

Swimmers and Modern Pentathletes to make a splash at Buenos Aires

21 June 2018

The Australian Team for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) continues to grow with another 10 of the nation’s brightest young sporting prospects added to the Team.

First athletes selected for Buenos Aires 2018

First athletes selected for Buenos Aires 2018

6 June 2018

The AOC has today announced the selection of the first members of the Australian Team for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games.

Sports confirmed for Buenos Aires 2018

Sports confirmed for Buenos Aires 2018

5 June 2018

The AOC has confirmed the 27 sports that will feature Australian athletes at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG).

Biggest Sport Climbing turnout spurs sport to new heights

Biggest Sport Climbing turnout spurs sport to new heights

17 May 2018

Around 250 athletes aged nine to 19 converged at the Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym last weekend in what was the country’s largest National Youth Sport Climbing Championships.

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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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Australia has hosted the Olympic Games twice – Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.