It’s been three months since 88 young athletes from 26 sports travelled to Buenos Aires to represent Australia at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
Victorian teenager Alex English relied on phone advice from his coach at home to snatch a bronze medal at a Junior World Cup fencing tournament in Tokyo on the weekend.
The Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) treated the world to a taste of the future of elite sport, when 4000 teenagers from 206 countries competed on the biggest stage of their young careers.
Half way through 2018 and your Aussie athletes continued kicking goals, with June full of medals, honours, world firsts, a deadly fun run and the end of an era for a winter Olympian.
January 2018 was an exciting time for the Australian Olympic Team, with the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games on the horizon in February and anticipation in the air, the year kicked off with a bang!
If there is one athlete who has experienced the absolute highs of sporting success juxtaposed to the crushing lows of not meeting your personal expectations, it’s three-time Olympic swimmer Cate Campbell.
The Australian Gems have bounced back from a surprising loss at the FIBA Under-18 Asian Championships, defeating New Zealand 82-66 in the Semi-Final qualifier to officially book their place at the 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup.
After a whirlwind campaign in Argentina, the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games Team has returned home to claim even more accolades, taking out three awards and two nominations at the 14th annual Local Sports Star awards.
Highlights of Buenos Aires 2018
Best of Buenos Aires 2018
Did you know?
Alana Boyd (athletics – pole vault) made Australian Olympic history in Beijing, becoming the first Australian to join both parents as Olympians. This feat was emulated by Jess Fox (canoe/kayak - slalom) at the London 2012 Games.
Did you know?
Australia continued its medal winning streak at the Winter Games with three athletes reaching the podium at Sochi 2014 - David Morris (Silver, Aerials), Torah Bright (Silver, Halfpipe) and Lydia Lassila (Bronze, Aerials).