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- We can't take sport for granted 11 May 2008
- Women truly can do anything be anything 20 Apr 2008
- Let the Games begin with all our athletes 30 Mar 2008
- Proud past but future a challenge for women 09 Mar 2008
- Young people will be heard at highest level 17 Feb 2008
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- Bradken Foundry 01 Jul 2007
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- Dental 08 Jan 2006
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10 Feb 2010 - Gender Milestone for Australian Sport
THE HON KATE ELLIS MP
MINISTER FOR SPORT
THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
MINISTER FOR THE STATUS OF WOMEN
Wednesday 10 February 2010
Gender milestone for Australian sport
The Minister for Sport Kate Ellis and the Minister for the Status of Women Tanya Plibersek have hailed today as an important milestone for Australian women in sport.
The inclusion of the Australian Women's Bobsleigh Team for the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver means that the team will now comprise 20 women and 20 men.
"This is the first time that an Australian Olympic Team will have an equal number of women and men," Ms Plibersek said.
"This sends a positive message to all Australian women. Seeing more women competing at the Olympics inspires young women to get more involved in sport."
Ms Ellis said Australian women have a proud history at the Winter Olympics with Zali Steggal in 1998 securing Australia's first individual Winter Olympic medal and more recently Alisa Camplin winning gold in 2002 and a bronze in 2006.
"The tradition set by our women Winter Olympians looks set to continue in 2010 with many Australian women carrying our medal hopes going into the Vancouver Games," Ms Ellis said.
"Jacqui Cooper, Lydia Lassila and Torah Bright are among the athletes leading Australia's medal chances.
"Congratulations to all the women and men who have been selected to represent Australia at the 2010 Winter Olympics. I look forward to cheering you on in the coming weeks."
Minister Ellis media contact: Jayne Stinson 0458 547 512
Minister Plibersek media contact: Darrin Barnett 0428 119 703