Hello, dear readers.
Some news from the Aussie camp has filtered through from various sources. Many thanks to all the informants for garnering information (and, of course, gossip!) where they can.
1. National senior champ and Olympic hopeful Dasha Joura has been selected as one of several 2008 Olympic torch-bearers and will carry the flame as the torch relay goes through Canberra. Former WA alum Allana Slater carried the torch in the lead-up to the 2004 Athens Olympics.
2. Training camp for the junior squad is taking place in Canberra, with the likes of Natalia Joura (Dasha's little sis), Britt Greely and Tain Molendijk looking to make their mark like reigning national junior champ Emma Dennis did last year. The girls were also trialling to make the team for the Pacific Alliance Championship's junior division.
3. In lieu of an Australia vs China duel event this year, GA will bring the dainty Japanese team to compete against Australia's best during the National Championships. No matter who it is coming here, some bee-YOO-tiful gymnastics will surely be on display over that week.