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2013 Australia Youth Olympic Festival – Video Highlights

The 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival has been completed sucessfully. Please visit the page link below to relive all the highlights of the festival and to watch tomorrows Olympians today.


Memories of London 2012 in Pictures

A Mexican Fans view of the Games and Volunteers

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Paralympic Games TV Coverage

The London 2012 Paralympic Games will be covered on ABC TV. Here is the schedule:

Morning Coverage – ABC1 4am to 8:30am AEST
Evening Coverage – ABC1 6pm to 7pm AEST & ABC2 7pm to 11pm AEST

Opening Ceremony – ABC1 Thursday, August 30 at 5:20am AEST
Closing Ceremony – ABC1 Monday, September 10 at 5:20am AEST

Laurie and Barbara meet HRH Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Spirit of Sydney members Laurie and Barbara Smith have met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at a Team GB function in London. Along with them were Lauren Jackson – Basketball, Warwick Draper Canoe Kayak Luke Jackson Lightweight. Boxing and one of our latest and young Olympian Jessica Fox Silver medallist in K1 Women’s Canoe Slalom, Craig Phillips Secretary General, Australian Olympic Committee.

Spirit of Sydney – TV Interviews London 2012

Spirit of Sydney members and volunteers in London, Barbara and Laurie Smith, have been interviewed by the Nine Network Australia.

Please click the links below the pictures to see the video.



Iran will compete against Israeli’s in London


Image : Reuters

Iranian athletes will compete against Israelis at the London Olympics, according to the country’s chef de mission.

Iran has been criticized in the past because some of its athletes withdrew from events against Israelis at the 2004 Athens Games and 2008 Beijing Games.

“We will be truthful to sport,” said Bahram Afsharzadeh, who is also the secretary general of the Iranian Olympic committee said.

Iran has 54 Athletes in London for the games.

Spirit of Sydney – London Photos 2

Australian schoolchildren have sent messages of support to the Australian athletes by way of their artwork.

Barbara and Laurie have met of with a friend from the Swedish Paralympic Team who signed a copy of his book for them.

“Sweden House” London 2012

Australian Team – Opening Ceremony Uniforms

The Australian Team uniform has a little surprise. The jacket lining and inner soles of the shoes have the names of every Australian Gold medalist inside. Well done to the AOC.

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Images courtesy of the AOC Facebook page.

Spirit of Sydney – Photos London 2012

“Cast” members who perform at the Welcome Ceremonies for the teams, and London 2012 Volunteers watching a welcome ceremony. Please click the images to view a larger version.