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2016 Australian Athlete of the Year Awards – We Announce our Winners!

2016 Australian Female Athlete of the Year It was always going to be a difficult task to split two athletes who both had exceptional years. Genevieve LaCaze ended up receiving the nod over the recently retired Alana Boyd, although if...

Australian Athletics Awards – Who’s Our No.1 Athlete of 2016?

2016 Season: Not Defined by Medals in Rio The 2016 season unofficially started with the Zatopek:10 (back in December, 2015), and since then we have witnessed so many magical moments from our stars of Australian athletics. Although many people would...

London to the Gold Coast to Tokyo – Start Getting Excited

Rio not Paved with Gold, but there is a Silver Lining by Chris Wainwright for Runnerstribe.com I have seen my fare share of magical Olympic moments in athletics, dating back to 1988 when Debbie Flintoff-King won an amazing gold medal at the...

Rio Glory: Who to Watch Out for in Brazil

The countdown is on to the start of the 2016 Rio Olympics, which will commence on August 12 (men's discus qualification). The first final of the Olympics will take place at 12:10am (AEST) on August 13 - with the...

Road to Rio – The Long Road Travelled Nearing an End

The XXXI Olympic Games set down for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is nearly upon us, and our Australian team is soon to be announced. There have been so many magical moments leading up to the games, so we can...

Road to Rio Update: Australian Team Close to Being Finalised

Less than a week to go until the Olympic qualifying period ends on July 11. Will This Be Our Best Olympic Team Since Sydney? It's hard to imagine an Australian Olympic team without Sally Pearson, but unfortunately that's what we are...

Road to Rio Update: The Emotional Roller Coaster of Chasing an Olympic Dream

Not Every Story Has a Happy Ending There are now just over two weeks left before we know exactly which additional athletes will be added to the Australian team for Rio. We have been following the journeys of all our Olympic...

Road to Rio Update – Time Running Out for Qualification

Countdown to Selection Meeting - 21 Days and Counting In just over three weeks time we will know exactly which Australian athletes will be part of our final Olympic team bound for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The problem now for...

Road to Rio Update: Hills, Gregson, Peacock All Class in Diamond League

Rio Competition Less Than 60 Days Away It's hard to believe but the Rio Olympic Games are less than 60 days away. The Australian team is far from being finalised, although some athletes are understanding that time is starting to...

Road to Rio Update – Emotion, Passion and Turning Up the Heat

35 Days and Counting We are closing in the all important final deadline for Olympic selection, being July 11, and we are still hopeful of sending 60 individual athletes to Rio. At present the likely number would be 56, after...

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