Barr relishes Olympic late nights

Paralympian Susan Powell.

ACT Sport Minister Andrew Barr says he knows he’s not alone in looking forward to many late nights watching the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic coverage.

The Minister today congratulated all the ACT Academy of Sport (ACTAS) athletes who are taking part in the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London.

“Like all Canberrans, I am extremely proud of the ACTAS athletes who have been selected in the 2012 Australian Olympic and Paralympic teams,” he said.

The ACTAS-supported athletes who will compete in the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games are:

Olympic team members

Martin Dent, athletics

Melissa Breen, athletics

Caroline Buchanan, BMX

Chloe Hosking, cycling

Anna Flanagan, hockey

Glenn Turner, hockey

Natalie Cook, beach volleyball

Paralympic team members

Damien Bowen, athletics

Louise Ellery, athletics

Erinn Walters, athletics

Richard Nicholson, athletics

Susan Powell, cycling

Rob Oakley, equestrian

Aaron Rhind, swimming

Richard Eliason, swimming

You can follow the ACTAS athletes during the Olympic and Paralympic Games via Twitter @theACTAS and by searching for ACT Academy of Sport on Facebook.


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