Celebrating an Aussie Legend

Last night, June 10th, we honoured the incredible legacy of Lang Hancock on his birthday. As a pioneering force in the mining industry, his contributions have left an indelible mark on West Australia’s and Australia’s history and future.

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Message lit a fire for glory

Mariafe Artacho del Solar’s dream of winning Olympic gold started as a little girl in Peru when her Sydney-based aunty turned up with a signed postcard from Sydney 2000 beach volleyball gold medallists Natalie Cook and Kerrie Pottharst.

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‘It gets you in the guts’: Why swimming is so hot right now

On Sunday night, Duncan Armstrong made me feel like a kid again.

Every minute of Channel Nine’s pre-Paris primer Boiling Point about the swimming rivalry between Australia and the US was absorbing viewing, but the retelling of Armstrong’s win in the 200 metres at the 1988 Seoul Olympics stole the show.

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‘This is the greatest of all time for Australia’

On the eve of the Australian swim team’s cutthroat Olympic selection trials, one former champion has declared the current women’s squad as the greatest of any era.

If everything goes to plan in Brisbane, the Australian squad that emerges from the trials will head to Paris next month and challenge the record nine gold medals won in Tokyo.

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