• Australia's greatest Indigenous sports stars

Cathy Freeman

2000 was definitely Cathy Freeman's year. She lit the Olympic flame at the opening ceremony of her home Games in Sydney and won the gold medal in a race that truly stopped the nation in the women's 400m final.

Photo by Getty Images Jan 4, 2013

Australia's greatest Indigenous sports stars

Plenty of Australia's biggest sporting identities have an Indigenous background. Here's just a few names that have left their mark on the sporting world.

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  1. Vampiros01:06pm Monday 07th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    How about Joel Carroll and Des Abbott, who play hockey for the champion Australian Kookaburras team.

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  2. ruff_voice12:58pm Monday 07th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    What about Harry Williams he played soccer from Australia

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  3. The Tommy08:42am Monday 07th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    They are mostly biracial most of them look white,were are the pure Aboriginals? you get this on tv were you get these white looking people claiming to be indigenous.

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  4. Anthony R08:41am Monday 07th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    what about andrew mleod

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  5. The Tommy08:38am Monday 07th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    They are mostly biracial most of them look white,were are the pure Aboriginals? you get this on tv were you get these white looking people claiming to be indigenous.

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  6. WHAT A RELIEF05:41pm Saturday 05th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Now we will all live happily ever after...... have a great 2013 aussie :-)

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  7. WHAT A RELIEF05:39pm Saturday 05th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    JT..He Will Stay with the Cowboys & he & Kneel will take these Boys where they have never been....!!

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  8. WHAT A RELIEF05:34pm Saturday 05th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Meet & Greet " The BEET " KING ARTHUR of The FOOTY FIELD ....!!

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  9. WHAT A RELIEF05:28pm Saturday 05th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    The KID From Townsville that changed the Game.....!!

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  10. WHAT A RELIEF05:26pm Saturday 05th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Lionel Deserved that More than Anyone...!!

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