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Melinda Gainsford-Taylor
MELINDA GAINSFORD-TAYLOR AM (born 1 October 1971 in Narromine
Narromine
, New South Wales ) is a retired Australian athlete , who specialised in sprint events. In 1995 Gainsford-Taylor won the World Indoor championship over 200 m . During her career she also won international medals at the World Championships and Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games
. She is the cousin of Australian Olympic backstroke swimmer Josh Watson who won silver in the Men\'s 4 × 100 metre medley relay at the Sydney
Sydney
Olympics in 2000. CONTENTS * 1 Junior career * 2 Senior career * 3 Family life * 4 Post career * 5 Statistics * 6 National records * 7 References * 8 Notes JUNIOR CAREERIn 1989, she won the first of three consecutive Australian Junior 100 m titles, also winning the Junior 200 m championships in 1989 and 1991
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2000 Olympic Games
The 2000 SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES, officially known as the GAMES OF THE XXVII OLYMPIAD and commonly known as SYDNEY 2000 or the MILLENNIUM OLYMPIC GAMES/GAMES OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM, were an international multi-sport event which was held between 15 September and 1 October 2000 in Sydney
Sydney
, New South Wales
New South Wales
, Australia
Australia
. It was the second time that the Summer Olympics were held in Australia
Australia
, and also the Southern Hemisphere
Southern Hemisphere
, the first being in Melbourne, Victoria, in 1956 . Sydney
Sydney
was selected as the host city for the 2000 games in 1993. Teams from 199 countries participated. The United States
United States
won the most medals with 93, while Australia
Australia
came in 4th with 58. The games cost was estimated to be A$ 6.6 billion
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One (Australian TV Channel)
ONE (stylised as ONE) is an Australian free-to-air digital television multichannel, which was launched by Network Ten
Network Ten
on 26 March 2009. The channel initially focused on broadcasting sports-based programming and events, but changed in April 2011 to more reality, scripted and adventure-based programming aimed at males between the ages of 25 to 54. Due to the rebroadcast of Ten HD on 2 March 2016, One was reduced to a standard definition broadcast
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Australian Athletics Tour
The AUSTRALIAN ATHLETICS TOUR, formerly the Athletics Grand Prix Series is a series of annual Australian track and field competitions which is held from February to April. Australian athletes aiming at selection in the Olympic Games , World Championships or Commonwealth Games are usually required to compete in the meetings which form the series. CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 IAAF World Athletics Tour meets * 3 Event sponsorship * 4 References OVERVIEWEach year Athletics Australia and its member associations conduct a range of athletics meets held around the country in a two-tiered structure. Australian Athletics Tour is part of the Athletics Australia National Athletics Series from November to April, which includes meetings, like the Hunter Track Classic in Newcastle , Briggs Athletics Classic in Hobart , Canberra Track Classic , Adelaide Track Classic , Melbourne Track Classic , Perth Track Classic , Sydney Track Classic and Queensland Track Classic in Brisbane .
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National Rugby League
The NATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE (NRL) is the top league of professional rugby league clubs in Australasia . Run by the Australian Rugby League Commission , the NRL's main competition is known as the TELSTRA PREMIERSHIP due to sponsorship from Telstra Corporation and is contested by sixteen teams, fifteen of which are based in Australia with one based in New Zealand . It is regarded as the world's elite rugby league championship and, per season, is the most viewed and attended rugby league club competition in the world. The National Rugby League is Australia's top-level domestic rugby-league club competition. It contains clubs from the original Sydney club Rugby League competition, which had been running continuously since 1908
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Sydney
SYDNEY (/ˈsɪdni/ ( listen )) is the state capital of New South Wales
Wales
and the most populous city in Australia
Australia
and Oceania
Oceania
. Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds the world\'s largest natural harbour and sprawls about 70 km (43.5 mi) on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west , Hawkesbury to the north and Macarthur to the south . Sydney
Sydney
is made up of 658 suburbs , 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions . Residents of the city are known as "Sydneysiders". As at June 2016 Sydney's estimated population was 5,029,768. The Sydney
Sydney
area has been inhabited by indigenous Australians for at least 30,000 years
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1998 Commonwealth Games
The 1998 COMMONWEALTH GAMES (Malay : Sukan Komanwel 1998), officially known as the XVI COMMONWEALTH GAMES (Malay: Sukan Komanwel ke-16), was a multi-sport event held in Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
, Malaysia
Malaysia
from 11 to 21 September 1998 with 214 events in 15 sports featured in the games. The 1998 games were the first held in an Asian country and the last Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games
of the 20th century. This was also the first time the games took place in a nation with a head of state other than the Head of the Commonwealth
Head of the Commonwealth
, and the first time the games were held in a non-English speaking nation. 3638 athletes from 69 Commonwealth member nations participated at the games with 34 of them collected medals. For the first time ever, the games included team sports
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1993 World Championships In Athletics
The 4TH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN ATHLETICS , under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations
International Association of Athletics Federations
, were held in the Gottlieb Daimler Stadium , Stuttgart
Stuttgart
, Germany
Germany
between August 13 and August 22 with the participation of 187 nations. Having originally being held every four years in 1983, 1987 and 1991 these championships began a two-year cycle between events. The 1993 World Championships was the final time the women's 3000 m would be contested. At subsequent Championships the race was replaced by the longer 5000 m
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Member Of The Order Of Australia
The ORDER OF AUSTRALIA is an order of chivalry established on 14 February 1975 by Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
, Queen of Australia
Australia
, to recognise Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or meritorious service. Before the establishment of the order, Australian citizens received British honours . The Queen of Australia
Australia
is Sovereign Head of the Order, while the Governor-General is Principal Companion/Dame/Knight (as relevant at the time) and Chancellor of the Order. The Governor-General\'s Official Secretary is Secretary of the Order
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1997 World Championships In Athletics
The 6TH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN ATHLETICS , under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations
International Association of Athletics Federations
, were held at the Olympic Stadium , Athens
Athens
, Greece
Greece
between August 1 and August 10, 1997. In this event participated 1882 athletes from 198 participant nations. Athens
Athens
used the successful organization of the World Championships the next month during the IOC Session in Lausanne
Lausanne
during its campaign to host the 2004 Summer Olympics
2004 Summer Olympics
as proof positive of Athens' and Greece's ability and readiness to organize large-scale, international sporting events
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Wendy Harmer
WENDY HARMER (born Wendy Brown, 10 October 1955 in Yarram, Victoria ) is an Australian author, children's writer, playwright and dramatist, radio show host, comedian and television personality. She is host of ABC Radio Sydney\'s Morning radio program. CONTENTS * 1 Early life and career * 2 Radio career * 3 Writing credits * 4 Television credits * 5 Political views * 5.1 Advocacy * 5.2 Religion * 6 Personal * 7 References * 8 External links EARLY LIFE AND CAREERHarmer was born in Yarram and grew up in small country towns in Victoria , including Warncoort , Selby , California Gully, Freshwater Creek and Geelong , where she studied journalism at the Gordon Institute of TAFE and Deakin University and became a reporter at the Geelong Advertiser . Her journalistic career took her to Melbourne, where she worked for The Sun News-Pictorial newspaper on the rounds of transport, urban affairs and state politics
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Layne Beachley
LAYNE COLLETTE BEACHLEY AO is a former professional surfer from Manly , New South Wales . She won the World Championship seven times. Currently she is one of the four vice presidents of the International Surfing Association (ISA) and sits on the organization's Executive Committee. CONTENTS* 1 Surfing career * 1.1 Film appearances * 1.2 Television work * 2 Personal life * 3 Recognition * 4 References * 5 External links SURFING CAREER Beachley was inducted into the Surfing Hall of Fame in Huntington Beach, California . At the age of 16 Beachley became a professional surfer. By the age of 20 she was ranked sixth in the world. Beachley became the Women's ASP World Champion in 1998, and won the title again in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2006. She is the first woman in history to gain 7 World Championships, six of them consecutive
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Tamsyn Lewis
TAMSYN CAROLYN MANOU (née Lewis, born 20 July 1978) is an Australian athlete and middle-distance runner , who has won a total of seventeen Australian Championships at 400 metres , 800 metres and 400m hurdles . An Australian international representative since 1994, Manou won the World Indoor Championship at 800 metres in March 2008. CONTENTS * 1 Personal life * 2 Athletics career * 3 Relay teams * 4 Media career * 5 Controversies * 6 Statistics * 6.1 Personal Bests * 6.2 Australian Championships Record * 6.3 Yearly Progression * 7 References * 8 External links PERSONAL LIFETamsyn Manou was born and raised in Melbourne , Victoria and attended Methodist Ladies\' College and Caulfield Grammar School . Her mother Carolyn Wright was a six time national high jump champion, while her father, Greg Lewis , was a semi finalist in the 200 metres at the Mexico City Olympic Games
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International Association Of Athletics Federations
The INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ATHLETICS FEDERATIONS (IAAF) is the international governing body for the sport of athletics . It was founded on 17 July 1912 as the INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR ATHLETIC FEDERATION by representatives from 17 national athletics federations at the organization's first congress in Stockholm, Sweden . Since October 1993, it has been headquartered in Monaco
Monaco
. Beginning in 1982, the IAAF passed several amendments to its rules to allow athletes to receive compensation for participating in international competitions. However, the organization retained the word amateur in its name until its 2001 congress, at which it changed its name to the International Association of Athletics Federations. The IAAF's president is Sebastian Coe of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom

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Governor-General Of Australia
At Her Majesty\'s pleasure (under convention , usually 5 years) FORMATION 1 January 1901 FIRST HOLDER The Earl
Earl
of Hopetoun SALARY $425,000 WEBSITE gg.gov.au AUSTRALIA This article is part of a series on the politics and government of Australia
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Irina Privalova
IRINA ANATOLYEVNA PRIVALOVA (Russian : Ирина Анатольевна Привалова; née Sergeyeva on 22 November 1968) is a Russian athlete who has won a gold medal at the Olympics. She first competed in the sprint events, winning two Olympic medals in the 100 m and 200 m in 1992 whilst representing the Unified Team . Irina Privalova had been a formidable competitor during most of the 1990s but had not yet won an outdoor world championship gold medal. In 2000, she gambled successfully and switched to the 400 m hurdles discipline winning the Olympic title in Sydney 2000 in 53.02 s and a bronze in the 4 x 400 m relay team for Russia
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