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Celebrating Olympic Day

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On International Olympic Day, which is celebrated across the world on 23 June every year, we honour our Australian Olympians and our own Commonwealth Games alumni who are set to make their mark in Tokyo.

Commonwealth Games Australia honours all of our alumni who have reached their dreams and represented the green and gold on the world stage.

We are in awe of the sacrifices, dedication, resilience of all athletes during the global pandemic and hope through the great challenges they have faced and overcome, we hope they are rewarded with memories and moments that will be with them forever.

As we continue the countdown until the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, we can’t wait to be cheering on the green and gold as they take on the world’s best.

Team members are being added to the Olympic and Paralympics squads every day with 273 team members selected to the Australian Olympic Team and 45 team members selected to the Australian Paralympic Team.

These Olympic team members have been selected in 17 sports, with this number including eight Commonwealth Games sports consisting of 152 team members, 112 of them are Commonwealth Games Australia alumni members.

The Paralympic team has selected team members for five sports, which includes two Commonwealth Games sports, Para-swimming and Para-athletics, these teams feature 17 Commonwealth Games Australia alumni.

Five weightlifters are ready to heave the barbell at the Tokyo Olympics, including Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Erika Yamasaki and Gold Coast 2018 team member Brandon Wakeling.

FIVE-STRONG SQUAD READY TO HEAVE FOR AUSTRALIA

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has named five weightlifters to the Australian Olympic Team, including two Commonwealth Games Australia alumni and a Gold Coast 2018 Games medallist.

With the selection of Commonwealth Games bronze medallists Dan McConnell and Bec McConnell to the Tokyo Olympic team, the husband and wife pair will make history becoming the most capped Australian Olympic mountain bikers in history.

MOUNTAIN BIKING MCCONNELLS MAKING HISTORY IN TOKYO

With the selection of Commonwealth Games bronze medallists Dan and Bec McConnell to the Tokyo Olympic team, the husband and wife pair will make history becoming the most capped Australian Olympic mountain bikers in history.

The Australian Paralympic swimming team features 15 Games debutants along with some of the most successful swimmers in Australian Paralympic history, including four-time Commonwealth Games medallist and six-time Paralympic gold medallist Ellie Cole OAM, Gold Coast 2018 gold medallists Matthew Levy OAM and Brenden Hall OAM.

Among the 15 debutants are two recipients of the inaugural 2019 class of the Kurt Fearnley Scholarship, Jasmine Greenwood and Ricky Betar.

PARA-SWIMMERS POWERING TOWARDS TOKYO

Australia’s top Para-swimmers are set to write a new chapter in the nation’s decorated history at the Paralympics after a 32-strong Team, featuring 11 Commonwealth Games alumni, was confirmed to compete at the Tokyo Games.

A powerhouse 35-strong Australian Olympic Swimming Team, featuring 22 Commonwealth Games alumni who will don the green and gold.

History will be made at the Tokyo Olympics when 15-time Commonwealth Games medallist Emily Seebohm OAM and eight-time Commonwealth Games medallist Cate Campbell OAM join legend Leisel Jones OAM as the only Australian swimmers to ever make four Olympic Games.

DOLPHINS READY TO ROCK THE BLOCKS IN THE TOKYO POOL

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has announced a powerhouse 35-strong Australian Olympic Swimming Team, featuring 22 Commonwealth Games alumni who will don the green and gold.

Four-time Commonwealth Games medallist Melissa Wu headlines the seven divers heading to Tokyo, with a team that includes three-time Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Anabelle Smith and two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist Esther Qin.

AUSSIE DIVERS HOPING TO MAKE A (MINIMAL) SPLASH IN TOKYO

Australian diving royalty Melissa Wu headlines the seven divers selected for the Australian Olympic team heading to the Tokyo Olympics.

While on the hockey pitches, 22 Commonwealth Games Australia alumni members will feature in the 16-person Hockeyroos and Kookaburras teams to take on the world at the Tokyo Olympics.

GOLD COAST HOCKEY HEROES HEADING TO TOKYO

Twenty-two Commonwealth Games Alumni members will feature in the Australian hockey sides at the Tokyo Olympics where the squads will be going for gold.

The Australian Tokyo Olympic table tennis team is now set with the additions of two more Commonwealth Games alums.

Gold Coast 2018 gold medallist Melissa ‘Milly’ Tapper and two-time Commonwealth Games representative Heming Hu have been announced on the Australian Olympic team for Tokyo today, completing the six-strong Table tennis cohort for Tokyo.

GOLD COAST STARS ADDED TO TOKYO TABLE TENNIS TEAM

The Australian Tokyo Olympic table tennis team is now set with the additions of two more Commonwealth Games alums.

Six marathoners, including two mothers, and a racewalker, headlined by Gold Coast 2018 silver medallist Lisa Weightman, have been added to the Australian Olympic Athletics contingent for the Tokyo Games, taking the number to 24 athlete team members.

This number includes 18 Commonwealth Games Australia alumni.

RUNNING MUMS TO CREATE RECORDS AS MARATHONERS AND RACEWALKERS READY FOR THE ROADS IN SAPPORO

Six marathoners and a racewalker, headlined by Gold Coast 2018 silver medallist Lisa Weightman, have been added to the Australian Olympic Team for the Tokyo Olympics.

Three Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games boxing medallists are making their Olympic Games debuts in the ring after being selected in the team of six Australian boxers.

Gold medallists Harry Garside and Skye Nicolson are joined by silver medallist Caitlin Parker after punching their ticket to Tokyo.

As the Tokyo Olympics rapidly approach, Australia’s best cyclists have been selected to represent the green and gold on the roads of Japan, where three Commonwealth Games Australia alumni feature in the road lineup.

CYCLISTS READY TO TAKE TO THE TOKYO ROADS

The Australian Olympic Committee has announced the latest nine cyclists selected to the team for Tokyo, eight road cyclists and a track endurance rider, headlined by four-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist Cameron Meyer.

We can’t wait to be cheering for all the Australian team members at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics and hope to see them continue on to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games now only 400 days away.

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