Perkins takes on new Games roleOne of Australia's greatest Olympic swimmers, Kieren Perkins, will be an Athlete Liaison Officer for the 2012 Australian Olympic Team, supporting the Aussie athletes as they compete in London.
Torch RelayTorchbearer Zali Steggall (R) passes the Olympic Flame to Kieren Perkins atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge during the Athens 2004 Olympic Torch Relay in Sydney, Australia. The Olympic Flame travelled to 34 cities in 27 countries en route to the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.
A New RoleSwimmer Kieren Perkins attends a photo call regarding his appointment to the 2012 Australian Olympic Team as Athlete Liason Officer.
American GoldOlympic gold medalist Kieren Perkins poses with his medal during the 1996 Olympic Games held in Atlanta, USA. Perkins won gold in the Men's 1500m Freestyle. One of the world's best-ever long-distance swimmers, he won two Olympic gold medals in 1992
Spanish SwimKieren Perkins in action during the Mens 200m freestyle during the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain.
Perkins and Hackett's final showdownThe 1500m freestyle was a race for all Australians. Youngster Grant Hackett challenged his idol Kieren Perkins, reigning 1992 and 1996 Olympic champion, for the 1500m crown. Hackett attacked all the way in a classic battle and claimed his first Olympic gold. Perkins was also a champion in defeat. Special thanks to ABC Radio Grandstand and Getty Images.
Sydney 2000 magic moments podcastsTo commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games nine podcasts have been created to celebrate some of the finest moments at the Games. These include Cathy Freeman’s win, Hackett taking the crown from Perkins, the water polo girls last second victory and much more. Special thanks to ABC Radio Grandstand and Getty Images.
Australia's 1, 2 FinishFirst and second place, Australia's Kieren Perkins celebrates with teammate Daniel Kowalski after winning gold in the men's 1,500m freestyle. Kowalski won the silver medal.
1500m DominanceKieren Perkins of Australia touches the edge first and celebrates his gold medal win in the men's 1500m freestyle final.
Golden Nugget: Problems with Perkins - Kieren PerkinsAtlanta 1996: Kieren Perkins of Australia touches the edge first and celebrates his gold medal win in the men's 1500m freestyle final.