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