Thursday, 6 August 2009

Olympic glory

Lake Wendouree Olympic Precinct

Not every country town can boast a bit of Olympic glory, Ballarat does! Thanks to Lake Wendouree which hosted the rowing, kayaking and canoeing events for the 1956 Summer Olympics. Ballarat's other sporting claim to fame is Steve Moneghetti, a long distance runner who was at the peak of his career in the 90s and who gave his name to the 6-k track around the lake.

4 comments:

J Bar said...

That's great. I've never seen it before.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Julie said...

I did not know SM came from Ballarat. Well ... there yer go!

French Sydneysider said...

Glad to bring new elements to your lives!

MaryL said...

nice place :)