Olympics Speakers

Gerrard Gosens

Gerrard Gosens is recognised as one of the most outstanding people in Australia today. He was honoured with an Order of Australia (OAM) award which was conferred in recognition of his outstanding service to sport and to people who are blind or who have low vision. Later this year, Gerrard will also receive the Fervent Global Love of Lives Medal in Taiwan, which has been recognized by international ...

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Giaan Rooney

Giaan Rooney is one of Australia's swimming greats. Her many achievements include winning a gold medal in the Athens Olympics in 2004, two silver medals in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and being the captain of the 2006 Commonwealth Games Australian team. Giaan retired from swimming in 2006, and has since brought her presenting skills to What's Good For You, Today and Getaway, as well as having a go a ...

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Gillian Rolton

With gold from the Barcelona and Atlanta Olympic Games, Gill Rolton is one of Australia's most accomplished riders and the first Aust female to medal in Equestrian Sports. ...

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Grant Hackett

Grant Hackett's (aka Captain Fantastic) professional swimming career has been interspersed with achivements which extend well beyond the pool deck. He has been named Swimming Australia's Male Distance Swimmer of the Year on many occasions, Australian Swimmer of the Year (jointly held) and took out the Telstra People's Choice Award in 2004. Grant was awarded the Centenary Medal and the Australian S ...

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Hayley Lewis

Hayley Lewis is remembered as the 15-year-old "girl next door" who swept to fame in 1990 by winning 5 gold medals at the Auckland Commonwealth Games. This amazing feat placed Hayley into the hearts and minds of Australian's everywhere. Over her swimming career Hayley has remained one of Australia's most consistent swimmers with success at all levels of competition including Australian Titles, Pan ...

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Heather Turland

At an age when most elite athletes retire, Heather Turland rose to prominence winning Gold in the most gruelling women's event at the Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games - The Marathon! Heather ran her first World Championship in Athens 1997. This event qualified her to run in the Commonwealth Games. Her preparation was hampered however, due to a broken leg which she sustained in a road accident in ...

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Ian Thorpe

Ian Thorpe, who would later become one of the greatest swimmers the world has ever known, had to first over come an allergy to chlorine. By the age of 11, Ian had outgrown the allergy. At 14, Ian made history by becoming the youngest male to ever make the Australian Mens' swim team. At 17, Ian was selected for the Australian Mens' Olympic swim team. He became the hero of the Games for Australia, a ...

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Jacqui Cooper

Jacqui is Australia's foremost aerial freestyle skier. She has won 15 World Cups, been World Champion in 1999, and World Cup Freestyle Champion in 1999, 2000, and 2001. An horrific knee injury suffered while training for the 2002 Winter Olympics postponed her aim to win an Olympic Gold Medal. Jacqui is back in training and the 2006 Olympics is her goal. Jacqui is vibrant and extremely positive you ...

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James Tomkins

One of Australia's greatest rowers, James Tomkins is the only rower in history to win world championship titles in every sweep oar event. With six Olympic Games under his belt, James Tomkins is truly an inspiration. His achievements were recognised when James was awarded the International Rowing community's most prestigious award 'The Thomas Keller' medal. ...

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Jane Flemming

Golden girl Jane Flemming is one of Australia' most loved sporting legends. During her career the dual Olympian won two Commonwealth Games Gold Medals, countless national titles and broke literally hundreds of records over a period of 15 years in elite competition. Jane's athletic success is mirrored in her commercial life with successful business ventures including the conception and marketing of ...

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