The Australian team will compete in the Olympic Games this summer, competing alongside gymnasts from around the world.
The Australian gymnastics team will train in London in the run up to the Games, with a focus on the basics, such as balance, strength, endurance and agility.
Key points:Gymnasts from across the world will be competing at the OlympicsGymnasium, the home of the Sydney Olympics, will be home to the Australian teamGymmering will be a key element of the Olympics for Australian gymnast Simone BilesThe Australian team’s name and symbol will be changed to ‘the rainbow’Gymmarian Simone Bile will be the host of the opening ceremony and the opening medal ceremonyThe Australian and New Zealand gymnast will be making their Olympic debut on the Australian gymnastic beam, a beam they are trained to perform in front of crowds of spectators.
“It is an amazing feeling to be on this team with the athletes from across Australia and the world, and a great honour to represent Australia in the Olympics,” Biles said.
“I am so proud of this opportunity, and to see my teammates and my coaches getting ready for the Games.”
The Sydney Olympic and Paralympic Games are on track to become the most popular Olympic event in the world with an estimated 3.2 million spectators.
The medal ceremony will be held at the Sydney Opera House.
Australia has only three medals in the Games so far, and two of them have been won by Biles.
Australia won the gold medal in the women’s gymnastics, beating Canada in a three-way battle.
Australia also won bronze in the men’s gymnastic.
“The rainbow is a symbol of peace, hope and a strong future for Australia,” the Australian Olympic Committee said.
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