25-year-old Kareena Lee of the Sunshine Coast has been announced as the first female nominated to Australia’s 2020 Olympic team.
“I’m hoping that I can provide that reassurance to the younger athletes,” says Olympic swimming legend Susie O’Neill of her new appointment of Deputy Chef de Mission.
Despite talks of Oceanic nations being added to the quadrennial Asian Games having cooled in the past, the nations have now been invited to compete in Olympic team events at the next edition in 2022.
In Australia, a newly proposed funding idea to raise money for local, volunteer-run sporting clubs is being shot down by several power players.
After an analysis of all High Performance Centres within the nation, Swimming Australia has announced that is National Training Centre (NTC) Transition Program in Canberra will be closing at the end of the 2018 calendar year.
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