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Rio Olympics 2016: WA’s elite athletes put world stage on the radar

IT doesn’t matter if you’re a kayaker, a cyclist or a water polo player.

With the Rio Olympics looming, the best of WA become a “close-knit family”.

And this friendship and affection was on full display this week when half-a-dozen of the state’s top gold prospects gathered for a photoshoot at The Sunday Times.

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LIZ PARNOV – POLE VAULT Age: 21, From: Spearwood, Olympic experience: None.

It comes as News Corp Australia – publisher of The Sunday Times – announced a five-year partnership with the Australian Olympic Committee.

The deal will encompass the 2016 Games, Winter Olympics in South Korea’s Pyeongchang in 2018 and the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

News Corp Australia will have an Olympics editorial team on hand in Rio 24/7 delivering all the latest and best coverage.

 

 

From: http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/rio-olympics-2016-was-elite-athletes-put-world-stage-on-the-radar/news-story/cf5bcd12dbbb790a97481d370d041b29

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