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The Olympic Games Team 3 - Rebecca Fowler, Deborah Gonzalez, Natalie Koutsikas, Michael Swinburne and Chris Brown 100m sprint Rhythmic Gymnastics Basketball Controversy Firsts Australians Australians Moments Controversy Firsts Swimming Australians Controversy Firsts 1972 Men's Gold Medal Game: USA got cheated out of the gold by a refereeing blunder against the Soviet Union. This decision divided the world; USA refused to accept their silver medal. Swimming has featured on the programme of
all editions of the Games since 1896. The very first
Olympic events were freestyle (crawl) or
breaststroke. Backstroke was added in
1904. Basketball Introduced in 1896 for the first
Olympiad, held in Athens and
considered to be one of the most
popular and prestigious olympic
athletic events. Natalie Koutsikas Swimming is Australia's most prolific Olympic sport, having been responsible for 58 of Australia's 143 Olympic gold medals. In addition, a list of the top 100 Australian Olympians of all time, compiled by the Australian Olympic Committee, named 35 swimmers in the top 100, more than any other sport. Swimmers have been given the honour of carrying the Australian flag six times in twelve at the closing ceremony. Ye stunned world swimming by winning gold in the 400m individual medley in a world-record time. It was her final 100m of freestyle, in which she recorded a split time of 58.68sec, that aroused Leonard's suspicion, leading into a doping investigation. six members of the men's 100m freestyle relay team, which included James Magnussen, James Roberts, Matt Targett and Cameron McEvoy, confronted reports they took part in an initiation involving the banned sleeping drug Stilnox during a pre-Games camp in Manchester. In the 1940s, breaststrokers discovered that they could go faster by bringing both arms forward over their heads. This practice was immediately forbidden in breaststroke, but gave birth to butterfly, whose first official appearance was at the 1956 Games in Melbourne. This style is now one of the four strokes used in competition. Women’s swimming became Olympic in 1912. Since then, it has been part of every edition of the Games. The men’s and women’s programmes are almost identical, as they contain the same number of events. Andrew Gaze: Carried the Australian flag at the closing ceremony of the 2000 Games. One of the greatest ever players at the international level. Lauren Jackson: One of the superstars of the game. Her play has allowed Australia to remain competitive against the superpower of the USA. 1936 Summer Olympics: first appearance of basketball as a medal event. 1989: Basketball's international governing body allowed professionals to play in the Olympics. Interestingly, the USA opposed. Not part of an Olympic year but the decision allowed the formation of "Dream Team 1". 2008 Beijing Olympics medal ceremony: Lisa Leslie wore her gold medals from past Olympics to "rub it in the Australian's faces" because Lauren Jackson ripped out her hair extensions during a previous game. Rebecca Fowler 1973: Women were given the opportunity to play for medals which saw the Soviet Union win the first gold. 1992 USA Men's Team: Greatest team ever assembled in the history of any sport. Moments Basketball began for men in 1936 and Women in 1976. Prior to inclusion as a medal sport, it was a demonstration event in 1904. The USA has been by far the most successful country. Moments 1896 - Alfred Hajos (Hungary) - First Swimming Gold A boat dropped everyone into the water in the icy waters of the Mediterranean. The first swimmer to shore won. 1956, 1960, 1964 - Dawn Fraser (Australia) - 100 Free Gold Medal x 3. Dawn Fraser of Australia becomes the first swimmer to win gold in the same event for three consecutive Olympics. Ian Thorp became the first person to win six gold medals in one World Championship. In total, he has won eleven World Championship golds. He was the first person to have been named Swimming World Swimmer of the Year four times, and was the Australian swimmer of the year from 1999 to 2003. Australians Controversy Controversy Firsts Firsts Moments Moments Rhythmic gymnastics was first introduced to the Los Angeles Summer Olympics in 1984 as an individual sport and then later added as a team sport to the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. The sport requires an individual or team to manipulate ribbons, hoops, balls, etc., whilst emphasizing dance and ballet characteristics. Born in Zimbabwe (moving to Australia as a child), 20 year old Jaime Murray first showed an interest in the sport at age six and now is one of Australia's leading rhythmic gymnasts.

Murray was our only representative at the London 2012 Olympic games where she won gold medals in all five categories of the sport. Australians During the 2004 Athens Olympics, American Mary Sanders scored a technical score of 4.6 in the hoop category, one of the biggest scoring upsets seen that year. Athletics is the largest event on the Australian Olympic program.

With 52 Aussies competing in track and field events at London 2012 - our largest representation across all sports. Steroid use is a common allegation surrounding athletes involved in the sports under the "Track and Field" umbrella.

Marion Jones was the first woman to win five medals at an Olympics, admitted taking steroids.

Until 2007, Jones continually denied allegations until she was sentenced to six months in prison for lying to FBI investigators about using performance-enhancing drugs. The men's world record has been improved upon twelve times since electronic timing became mandatory in 1977

20 June 1968 - Jim Hines, Ronnie Ray Smith and Charles Green were the first to break the 10-second barrier in the 100 m.

sydney 2000 - Maurice Greene won Gold and threw his shoes into the crowd for one lucky member of the crowd. 1896 saw the first modern Olympiad in Athens at the Panathenaic Stadium

The USA's Thomas Burke won the 100m in 1896 with a time of 12sec.

It has been contested at the Summer Olympics since 1896 (1928 for women). Michael Swinburne References Natalie:
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Olympic.org official website for the Olympic movement. (2012). Swimming and history. Retreived from http://www.olympic.org/swimming-equipment-and-history?tab=History Deborah:
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Canada's sports hall of fame (2011). Lori fung. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.sportshall.ca/honoured-members/28008/lori-fung/. [Last Accessed 13/05/2013].

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Johnson, S. (2012). Summer Olympics History: Rhythmic Gymnastics at the Olympic Games. [ONLINE] Available at: http://news.yahoo.com/summer-olympics-history-rhythmic-gymnastics-olympic-games-165500966--oly.html. [Last Accessed 10/05/2013].

Lieber, J. & O'Toole, T. (2004). Scoring probe could lead to Hamm sharing gold. [ONLINE] Available at: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/athens/gymnastics/2004-08-20-mens-all-around-investigation_x.htm?POE=SPOISVA. [Last Accessed 09/05/2013].

Olympic.org (2012). Rhythmic gymnastics equipment and history. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.olympic.org/rhythmic-gymnastics-equipment-and-history?tab=history. [Last Accessed 14/05/2013]. Chris Michael:

Grey Falcon US 2013,
‘The 1936 Olympics’, viewed 21 April 2013, <http://greyfalcon.us>.

USA Basketball,
‘Dream Team USA’ , '1973 Women', 'Lisa Leslie' viewed 21 April 2013, <http://www.usabasketball.com>.

Basketball Australia,
‘Andrew Gaze’ , 'Lauren Jackson', 'Fiba' viewed 21 April 2013, <http://www.basketball.net.au>. Brian Eaton (USA Gymnastics Spokesman) commented, saying "[The U.S Team] felt [the score] was absolutely too low for that routine... as there were no major errors [and] she didn't leave out any elements." The International Gymnastics Federation filed a complaint, asking for a review of the scores before they were made official. Scores were later revised. Rhythmic gymnastics first appeared as an official Olympic sport at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Canadian born Lori Fung was the first rhythmic gymnast to earn a gold medal at an Olympic medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics at the young age of twenty one. Rhythmic gymnastics was introduced as an individual event in 1984 but it was not until the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta that the group event was also added. In 2000 at the Sydney Olympic games in Australia, the Russian Federation made history as the first country to win a gold medal in both the group and individual competitions. Taekwondo The first recordings of Taekwondo are from 37 BC in Koguryo dynasty paintings discovered in royal burial tombs. Further findings indicate that the Hwarangdo (an educational/social/military order consisting mainly of noble youths in the Silla period) impacted heavily on the code of honour which forms the core of Taekwondo philosophy. Laura Burns is an Olympic gold medal winner and practioner of Taekwondo. She has won 12 Australian National Championships, bronze at the 96 World Cup and gold at the US open to name a few.

Daniel Trenton won his first medal in 96, taking out second place in the Asian Championships in Melbourne. Since then he has gone on to compete in many other competitions winning various accolades and awards. The highlight of his career though, is most likely the silver medal he won at the Athens Olympics. He now works as the Director of Sports for Taekwondo Australia and hold the rank of 4th Dan. Taekwondo was a demonstration sport at Seoul 1988 and Barcelona 1992. The sport achieved full Olympic status, together with triathlon at Sydney 2000 Australia’s first and only gold medal in Taekwondo was claimed by Lauren Burns in the Sydney 2000 games in the women’s under 49 kilogram division. In order to secure the gold she has to overcome strong contenders from China, Taipei, Denmark and Cuba. In 2010 there was serious complications in the formation of a 2012 team for the London Olympics due to corruption charges stemming from a senior Sports Taekwondo
Australia Board member. The situation was further heightened by STA attempting to take out injunctions out against the Australian Olympic Committee for refusing to re-grant it peak body status. The Age (2010) Olympic sport torn apart [ONLINE] Available at:
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Wikipedia the free Encyclopaedia (2013) Biography of Lauren Burns
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Wikipedia the free Encyclopaedia (2013) Biography of Daniel Trenton
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