Betty Cuthbert and Gillian Rolton, who both died last year, have been highlighted for praise by the Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates following their recognition in Australia Day honours.
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Japan's Kazuyasu Minobe earned his first victory of the season at the International Fencing Federation (FIE) Men's Épée World Cup at Heidenheim in Germany, after defeating the world number two, France’s Yannick Borel, and then the Olympic champion, Park Sang-young of South Korea.
Wendy Holdener of Switzerland, the defending Alpine Combined World Cup champion, earned her first win of the 2017-2018 season - after five lower podium finishes - in front of a home crowd at Lenzerheide.
Russia's Anton Nemov defeated his compatriot Ivan Spitsyn to win the men's speed competition at the Ice Climbing World Tour leg in Rabenstein.
Canada, which won three medals in cycling at the last Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, has named a team of 18 riders for the Gold Coast 2018 Games in April - including 2014 mountain bike silver medallist Emily Batty.
The Falkland Islands will send a team of 26 competitors and officials to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - including the hugely experienced shooter Saul Pitaluga and badminton player Doug Clark.
Olympic champion sprinter Gil Roberts, who successfully argued last year that a doping violation had been the result of him "frequently and passionately" kissing his girlfriend, is free to compete following the failure of an appeal against that decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
Many of the world's best sailors, including Olympic medallists and world champions, will take to the water in Miami tomorrow in the second leg of a World Cup series that will have a key bearing on Tokyo 2020 qualification.
Doig and Chestney beat local heroes to earn mixed singles final place at World Indoor Bowls Championships
Scotland's Lesley Doig, already through to the women's singles semi-finals at the World Indoor Bowls Championships, returned to the blue carpet today to earn a place in the mixed doubles final on Tuesday (January 23) with her partner Jamie Chestney.
China’s Wang Manyu concluded an outstanding performance at the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Hungarian Open in Budapest as she earned gold in the women’s singles against the compatriot who beat her in last month’s World Junior Championship final, Sun Yingsha.
Former British judoka Benjamin Fletcher marked his first appearance on the world circuit in the colours of Ireland with a dramatic victory in the 8under 100 kiolgrams category on the final day of the International Judo Federation Grand Prix in Tunis.
This season’s unbeaten run of cross country races established by Selemon Barega and Ruth Jebet ended on the same day as Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei and Agnes Tirop earned victory at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Cross Country Permit race in Santiponce, near the Spanish city of Seville.
Norway produced a hugely impressive performance in difficult conditions to win the team event at the International Ski Federation Nordic Combined World Cup at the French resort of Chaux-Neuve today.
Victory at the International Ski Federation Cross-Country World Cup in Planica today enabled Kazakhstan’s Alexey Poltoranin to tie with the legendary Gunde Swan of Sweden for the most wins - seven - in the 15 kilometres Classic event.
Italy’s Dominik Fischnaller earned his first victory of the season in the International Luge Federation World Cup in Lillehammer – but Germany took some of the credit.