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Going for gold, Queanbeyan’s Monique Suraci heads to the Olympics

At the top of her game, Queanbeyan’s Monique Suraci will represent Australia at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Michelle Heyman adamant she can kick up a gear with Matildas

Matildas veteran Michelle Heyman has stepped up in Olympic qualifiers against Uzbekistan and is adamant she can keep pushing to snare a prized ticket to Paris.

ACT Government funds Olympic and Paralympic athletes

“The ACT has a proud history of supporting Olympic and Paralympic athletes,” Chief Minister Andrew Barr and sports minister Yvette Berry said.

Torrie Lewis sets new Australian women’s 100m record in Canberra

Nineteen-year-old sprint sensation Torrie Lewis has tonight earned the title of the fastest Australian woman in history, etching her name into the record books with a run of 11.10 (+1.6) over 100m at the ACT Open and Under 20 Championships. 

Opals great Lauren Jackson in frame for Olympics comeback

Lauren Jackson has been included in the Opals' extended squad for February's Olympic Games qualifying tournament in Brazil.

Cricket, squash among five sports set for 2028 Olympics

Cricket is back in the Olympics with the sport's return for the 2028 Games ratified at a meeting in Mumbai.

Brisbane Olympics secure despite Commonwealth Games axing: PM

Anthony Albanese says Brisbane's future of hosting the 2032 Olympics is secure despite the axing of the Victoria Commonwealth Games in 2026.

Not so stoked skateboarders: lack of funding could see talent wiped out

The days of rowdy skateboarders scaling fences and running from security are long gone, but Australian skateboarding executives now fear it’s an unfeasible sport for many kids who lack financial support.

Australia tipped to join push for Russian Olympic ban

Poland believes it will be possible to build a coalition of some 40 countries - including Australia - over the next week that would support the call to block Russian and Belarusian athletes from the 2024 Olympics.

Boxing ACT fighting to get Timor into Olympic ring

Amateur boxers from Timor-Leste are preparing to pack their bags later this month and head to Canberra for two weeks.

Canberra Olympian Caroline Buchanan champions girls on bikes

BMX and Mountain Bike World Champion and Olympic athlete, Caroline Buchanan, is determined to be the role model for young female riders she never had.

Health is wealth for local Paralympian

Eliza Stankovic-Mowle is a Canberran Paralympian and mum of three. Today, she is focusing on her family and her newfound love of cooking.

Canberra’s Peel makes aerials statement as Olympics approach

Canberra-born aerials champion Laura Peel has made an emphatic statement in the last World Cup event before next month's Winter Olympics.

Canberra’s Katrina Powell to coach Hockeyroos to Paris

Katrina Powell has been rewarded for coaching the Hockeyroos in Tokyo by being made permanent coach until at least the Paris Games.

Free virtual ‘mental fitness’ bootcamp to combat pandemic fatigue

A virtual ‘mental fitness’ bootcamp is launching this Sunday to help combat pandemic fatigue and strengthen mental health during these challenging times. Toyota has teamed up with world champion athlete ambassadors Jess Fox...

Netball pushes for Brisbane Olympics inclusion

Netball Australia has officially declared its intent to see the sport played at the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games.