Kylie Gillies is Hot Australian television presenter for the Seven Network, based in Sydney, Australia. Gillies is the co-host of The Morning Show with Larry Emdur. Gillies attended Tamworth High School, she started working as a researcher at radio station 2TM began working as a reporter and news presenter for Prime Television for ten years. Her first role at Seven was an assistant producer on Seven's Late News with Anne Fulwood. Prior to The Morning Show, Kylie's most recognised role at the Seven Network was on Sportsworld as the sports news presenter, she presented the sports news headlines at least twice during the program. Gillies is a reporter for Seven's Australian Open Tennis coverage, providing the weather and the sports reports for each day of the Open. Gillies was Weekend Sunrise sport presenter and filled in on Sunrise if Natalie Barr, Mark Beretta or Melissa Doyle were away, taking their position reading the news, sport or presenting the show, she used to regularly present Seven News late news updates, sharing the position with Chris Bath and Samantha Armytage.
In December 2006, Kylie was a regular presenter of the weekend sport report on Sydney's edition of Seven News. She has presented on Sunrise, Weekend Sunrise, Seven Morning News, Seven 4.30 News and Seven News in Sydney. In June 2007, Gillies began her role as co-host on The Morning Show with Larry Emdur, which airs after Sunrise In June 2009, Kylie announced that she would take part in Dancing With The Stars, she finished in third place. In 2010, Gillies received a Walkley award for her contribution to journalism. In April 2011, she presented reports for The Morning Show and Seven News live from London for the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. Gillies has been a fill in presenter on Today Tonight. In 2014, Gillies and her The Morning Show co-host Larry Emdur, whose studio is just across from the Sydney Lindt Cafe, were able to view and report on the events of the 2014 Sydney hostage crisis, as the events unfolded, before transferring transmission to the network's Melbourne StudiosShe celebrated 20 years with Channel Seven, ten years with co-host Emdur on The Morning Show in 2017.
Gillies married journalist Tony Gillies in 1989 and they have two sons and Archie. Kylie Gillies profile on The Morning Show website
Samantha Armytage is an Australian television news presenter. Armytage became a co-host of Sunrise alongside David Koch in 2013, she has co-hosted Weekend Sunrise and presented Seven 4.30 News. Armytage began her media career at WIN Television in Canberra in 1999, as a news reporter and presenter in Canberra. Following this she joined Sky News Australia in 2002. Armytage joined the Seven Network in April 2013 after being noticed by the network executives while covering the 2003 Canberra Bushfires. In December 2004, she landed her first major presenting role, filling-in as presenter on Seven News Sydney over the Summer non-ratings period. Following the non-ratings period she had stints presenting Seven Morning News, the national late news updates, filling in as presenter of Seven News Sydney. Throughout 2005 and 2006, Armytage was a regular fill-in presenter for Chris Bath on Seven News Sydney. In October 2006, Armytage replaced Mike Amor as presenter of Seven 4.30 News. She had replaced Rebecca Maddern as presenter when the network moved production from Melbourne to Sydney.
In June 2007, Armytage was appointed co-host of Weekend Sunrise alongside Andrew O'Keefe, replacing Lisa Wilkinson who moved to Today on the Nine Network. In 2011, she was a contestant on Dancing With The Stars and continued to file reports for Sunday Night, while being a regular fill-in presenter on Sunrise, Today Tonight and The Morning Show. In June 2013, Armytage was announced as the replacement for Sunrise co-host Melissa Doyle. In 2014, she presented the makeover reality show Bringing Sexy Back, cancelled after one season due to low ratings. In March 2015, Armytage was accused of racism in an on-air interview, after congratulating a woman for looking whiter than her twin, she apologised after on online petition calling for he to do. In February 2016, a Sex and The City themed skit on Sunrise with actress Kristen Davis backfired on Armytage. Davis had appeared on the show to discuss her work with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, but on Twitter expressed her annoyance that Sunrise focused on her role in Sex and The City.
After the incident, meant to MC and conduct an interview with Davis at a UN event in Sydney, was asked not to host or attend the event. In March 2018, Armytage hosted a segment on Sunrise focusing on Aboriginal adoption, during which she incorrectly claimed that Aboriginal children could not be fostered by White people and stated that "Post-Stolen Generation, there's been a huge move to leave Aboriginal children where they are if they're being neglected in their own families." Protests were held outside the Sunrise studio in Martin Place in response to the segment. In September 2018, the Australian Communications and Media Authority ruled that the segment had breached the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice, as it contained inaccurate statements and "strong negative generalisations about Indigenous people as a group". Samantha is a direct descendant of a pioneer British settler in Australia, he received sizable grants of land at Bagdad in Tasmania, obtained larger areas in Western Victoria as a pastoral squatter.
As a result of much of this land being forcibly taken from Aboriginals by the Armytages and their colonial property managers, they were involved in several instances of frontier conflict. For example, when taking ownership of an area near Geelong in 1836, Charles Franks was speared to death by Wathaurung. A subsequent punitive expedition against local Aboriginals served as "a warning to the natives not in the future to commit wanton excesses" against the British occupiers; the advantages of obtaining vast areas of land for free were soon realised and the Armytages became exceedingly wealthy, owning famous mansions such as The Hermitage in Geelong, Como House in Toorak. They expanded their enterprise into properties in New South Wales and Queensland, into the lucrative frozen meat industry; the Armytages retained their pastoral heritage into recent times, with Samantha Armytage's father being a property manager near Adaminaby. Funny side of life for popular TV host, smh.com.au Russell Crowe and Samantha Armytage flirt their way through Channel 7 set, dailytelegraph.com.au Lessons of television breakfast chemistry, news.com.au "Fitzy and Wippa's'naked prank' on Sunrise host Samantha Armytage slammed as'offensive'", couriermail.com.au "7 News presenter profile".
Archived from the original on 2 December 2011. Weekend Sunrise profile Seven News website Sunrise website Samantha Armytage on IMDb
Melissa Jane Doyle is an Australian television presenter and personality. Doyle hosts Sunday Night and smoothfm Weekend Breakfast, she was co-host of the Seven Network's breakfast television program Sunrise from 2002 to 2013 alongside David Koch. Doyle attended the Pymble Ladies' College, she studied communications at Charles Sturt University and during her studies she was a broadcaster with on-campus community radio station 2MCE-FM. She gained a cadetship at WIN Television's Canberra bureau in 1990 becoming their weather presenter. Doyle moved to Prime Television in 1993, where she was a news anchor and general reporter. After her stint at Prime ended in 1995, Doyle joined the Seven Network as a Canberra-based political reporter before moving to Sydney where she read the news on 11AM, reported the news and read the afternoon updates. Doyle was one of Sunrise's original hosts before it was axed in 1999, before being resurrected in 2000, which she rejoined in 2002. In 1999 she was the fill in presenter of the last bulletin of 11AM due to the incumbent presenter Anne Fulwood having relocated to Melbourne.
She had a stint reading the Seven Late News. In 2000, she took over as host of Sydney's Today Tonight following the departure of Stan Grant, she stayed until March 2001. Doyle supports the Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL team. Doyle returned to Seven from maternity leave in a variety of news and presenting roles before being asked to front a revamped Sunrise program with Chris Reason, latter replaced by David Koch. Together and Koch under the guidance of Executive producer Adam Boland, surpassed their incumbent opposition and market leaders, Today on the Nine Network, they built the program from a zero viewer base to be the leading breakfast television program in Australia and there it remained throughout Doyle's tenure on the program. She was dubbed the'Queen of Australian Brekky TV'. In 2003, Doyle enjoyed a public pregnancy with her second child, born in December of that year. Doyle was nominated for the Silver Logie as Most Popular Television Presenter in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, she was the only female nominated in that category.
Doyle was involved in legal proceedings in which it was alleged she identified a minor, divorcing his parents. The divorce case was being heard in the Victorian Children's Court and because the boy was only 14 years old he couldn't be named, but Sunrise, as well as a number of other news outlets, including the Sunday Herald Sun and Today Tonight identified him and the journalists/presenters were charged with contempt of court. The journalists and presenters/hosts were all acquitted but the Seven Network, its news director, Today Tonight's executive producer and the Sunday Herald Sun and its editor-in-chief were convicted. While at the helm of Sunrise she was at the front line of many of Australia's biggest stories of the era including, but not limited to, Beaconsfield Mine collapse and the 2010–11 Queensland floods, international stories such as the Royal Wedding. On 20 June 2013, Doyle announced that she would be stepping down as Sunrise co-host to take on a national role within the Seven Network.
She presented her final show on 9 August of the same year. Her farewell program was the highest rating edition of the show that year, it was revealed in August 2013 that Doyle would present a new national bulletin of Seven Afternoon News at 4pm on weekdays with former Today Tonight host Matt White, as well as a new national bulletin Seven News at 7 on Seven's digital channel 7Two. This bulletin was discontinued in May 2014. Doyle began presenting Seven Afternoon News on 19 August. Doyle hosted the first debate of the 2013 Federal Election between Labor leader and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Liberal leader Tony Abbott, on 7Two on 11 August, she was a part of the 2013 federal election broadcast with Chris Bath, Mark Riley and Matt White. In October 2013, Doyle joined smoothfm to host a weekend breakfast show from 6am to 10am; the program has continued to grow in popularity with her show recording the highest market share percentage in the June 2014 Rating Survey and making the program the #2 FM weekend breakfast program for All People 10+.
In the coveted Females 40–54 ratings segment, Doyle's program was the #1 FM Weekend Breakfast program, recording its highest share result in the June ratings survey and the only FM station with over 20% share. In December 2013, Doyle co-hosted Carols in the Domain with Matt White. In October 2014, Doyle won Best Newcomer On-Air at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards. In June 2015, it was announced that Doyle would replace Chris Bath on Sunday Night and Seven News Sydney due to Bath's resignation from the Seven Network. Doyle signed off from Seven Afternoon News for the last time in late July. In August 2016, it was announced that Doyle would move into a new expanding role as host and senior correspondent on Sunday Night; as a result of Melissa's new position Michael Usher replaced her on Seven News Sydney. In October 2018, Doyle won Best Music Presenter at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards. In October 2007, Doyle's first book, The Working Mothers Survival Guide, was published by Allen & Unwin.
It sold over 10,000 copies in its first print run. In 2014, she released Alphabet Soup; the memoir was the biggest selling Australian memoir in the market during its first few months on bookshelves. Doyle and Koch co-hosted another Seven Network production Where Are They Now?. In 2008, Doyle was selected to front a new documentary program on the Seven Netwo
1996 Summer Olympics
The 1996 Summer Olympics known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad known as Atlanta 1996, referred to as the Centennial Olympic Games, were an international multi-sport event, held from July 19 to August 4, 1996, in Atlanta, United States. These Games, which were the fourth Summer Olympics to be hosted by the United States, marked the century of the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens—the inaugural edition of the modern Olympic Games, they were the first since 1924 to be held in a different year from a Winter Olympics, under a new IOC practice implemented in 1994 to hold the Summer and Winter Games in alternating, even-numbered years. More than 10,000 athletes from 197 National Olympic Committees competed in 26 sports, including the Olympic debuts of beach volleyball, mountain biking, softball, as well as the new disciplines of lightwight rowing and women's football. 24 countries made their Summer Olympic debut in Atlanta, including eleven former Soviet republics participating for the first time as independent nations.
The hosting United States led the medal count with a total of 101 medals, the most gold and silver medals out of all countries. The U. S. topped the medal count for the first time since 1984, for the first time since 1968 in a non-boycotted Summer Olympics. Notable performances during competition included those of Andre Agassi—who became the first men's singles tennis player to combine a career Grand Slam with an Olympic gold medal, Donovan Bailey—who set a new world record of 9.84 for the men's 100 meters, Lilia Podkopayeva—who became the second gymnast to win an individual event gold after winning the all-round title in the same Olympics. The festivities were marred by violence on July 27, when Eric Rudolph detonated pipe bombs at Centennial Olympic Park—a downtown park, built to serve as a public focal point for the Games' festivities, injuring 111. In 2003, Rudolph confessed to the bombing and a series of related attacks on abortion centers and a gay bar, was sentenced to life in prison.
He claimed that the bombing was meant to protest the U. S. government's sanctioning of "abortion on demand". The Games turned a profit, helped by record revenue from sponsorship deals and broadcast rights, reliance on private funding, among other factors; the Games faced criticism for being overly commercialized, as well as other issues noted by European officials, such as the availability of food and transport. The event had a lasting impact on the city. Atlanta was selected on September 18, 1990, in Tokyo, over Athens, Manchester and Toronto at the 96th IOC Session; the city entered the competition as a dark horse. The US media criticized it as a second-tier city and complained of Georgia's Confederate history. However, the IOC Evaluation Commission ranked Atlanta's infrastructure and facilities the highest, while IOC members said that it could guarantee large television revenues similar to the success of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Additionally, former US ambassador to the UN and Atlanta mayor Andrew Jackson Young touted Atlanta's civil rights history and reputation for racial harmony.
Young wanted to showcase a reformed American South. The strong economy of Atlanta and improved race relations in the South helped to impress the IOC officials; the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games proposed a substantial revenue-sharing with the IOC, USOC, other NOCs. Atlanta's main rivals were Toronto, whose front-running bid that began in 1986 had chances to succeed after Canada had held a successful 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Melbourne, who hosted the 1956 Summer Olympics and after Brisbane, Australia's failed bid for the 1992 games and prior to Sydney, Australia's successful 2000 Summer Olympics bid; this would be Toronto's fourth failed attempt since 1960. Greece, the home of the ancient and first modern Olympics, was considered by many observers the "natural choice" for the Centennial Games. However, Athens bid chairman Spyros Metaxa demanded that it be named as the site of the Olympics because of its "historical right due to its history", which may have caused resentment among delegates.
Furthermore, the Athens bid was described as "arrogant and poorly prepared", being regarded as "not being up to the task of coping with the modern and risk-prone extravaganza" of the current Games. Athens faced numerous obstacles, including "political instability, potential security problems, air pollution, traffic congestion and the fact that it would have to spend about $3 billion to improve its infrastructure of airports, rail lines and other amenities"; the total cost of the 1996 Summer Olympics was estimated to be around $1.7 billion. The venues and the Games themselves were funded via private investment, the only public funding came from the U. S. government for security, around $500 million of public money used on physical public infrastructure including streetscaping, road improvements, Centennial Olympic Park, expansion of the airport, improvements in public transportation, redevelopment of public housing projects. $420 million worth of tickets wer
2006 Winter Olympics
The 2006 Winter Olympics known as the XX Olympic Winter Games and known as Turin 2006 or Torino 2006, was a winter multi-sport event, held in Turin, Italy from February 10 to 26, 2006. This marked the second time that Italy had hosted the Winter Olympic Games, the first being the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo. Italy hosted the Summer Olympics in 1960 in Rome. Turin was selected as the host city for the 2006 Games in June 1999; the official motto of the XX Olympic Winter Games was "Passion lives here". The official logo depicts a stylized profile of the Mole Antonelliana building, drawn in white and blue ice crystals, signifying the snow and the sky; the crystal web was meant to portray the web of new technologies and the Olympic spirit of community. The Olympic mascots of the Games were Neve, a female snowball, Gliz, a male ice cube. Turin was chosen as the host of the Olympics on June 19, 1999, at the 109th IOC Session in Seoul, South Korea; this was after the IOC had adopted new election procedures during the 108th Extraordinary IOC Session in light of the controversies surrounding the votes for the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics.
Since IOC members were forbidden from visiting the candidate cities, the 109th IOC Session elected a special body, the Selection College, to choose finalist cities from the pool of candidate cities after each had made their final presentations to the full IOC Session. The full IOC Session voted on the cities chosen as finalist cities by the Selection College. Although six cities launched candidacies and made presentations to the full IOC Session, the Selection College chose only two cities to go forward to be voted upon by the full IOC Session: Sion and Turin; the candidacies of Helsinki, Finland. The selection of Turin over Sion came as a surprise, since Sion was the overwhelming favorite in part because the IOC is based in Switzerland. Turin's selection came two years after Rome's unsuccessful 2004 Summer Olympics bid; those games were awarded to Athens, Greece. The information below comes from the International Olympic Committee Vote History web page; the Oxford Olympics Study established the outturn cost of the Torino 2006 Winter Olympics at USD 4.4 billion in 2015-dollars and cost overrun at 80% in real terms.
This includes sports-related costs only, that is, operational costs incurred by the organizing committee for the purpose of staging the Games, e.g. expenditures for technology, workforce, security, catering and medical services, direct capital costs incurred by the host city and country or private investors to build, e.g. the competition venues, the Olympic village, international broadcast center, media and press center, which are required to host the Games. Indirect capital costs are not included, such as for road, rail, or airport infrastructure, or for hotel upgrades or other business investment incurred in preparation for the Games but not directly related to staging the Games; the cost and cost overrun for Torino 2006 compares with costs of USD 2.5 billion and a cost overrun of 13% for Vancouver 2010, costs of USD 51 billion and a cost overrun of 289% for Sochi 2014, the latter being the most costly Olympics to date. Average cost for Winter Games since 1960 is USD 3.1 billion, average cost overrun is 142%.
The 2006 Winter Olympics featured 84 medal events over 15 disciplines in 7 sports. Events that made their Olympic debut in Turin included mass start biathlon, team sprint cross-country skiing, snowboard cross and team pursuit speed skating. Most of the cross-country skiing events at these Games involved different distances from those at the previous Winter Games in 2002; the classical men's 50 km and women's 30 km distances, which were held at Salt Lake 2002, were not included in these Games, as these events were alternated with freestyle events of the same distances. The following list shows the disciplines that were contested at the 2006 Games. Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of medal events contested in each separate discipline. All dates are in Central European Time The top ten listed NOCs by number of gold medals are listed below. Host country To sort this table by nation, total medal count, or any other column, click on the icon next to the column title. Stefania Belmondo, a 10-time Olympic medalist in cross-country skiing, lit the Olympic Flame during the opening ceremony on February 10.
Before that, the ceremony celebrated the best of Italy and Sport including a segment honoring the Alps. The FilmMaster Group K-events created and produced the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the XX Winter Olympic Games in Turin in 2006. Executive Producer Marco Balich, Content Supervisor Alfredo Accatino, Art Direction Lida Castelli. Monica Maimone of Studio Festi directed the section From Renaissance To Baroque, part of the Opening Ceremony; the first gold medal of the 2006 Games was awarded in the 20 kilometre biathlon, won by German Michael Greis on the first day of competition. Ice hockey began with the women's competition. On February 12, Latvia won its first winter Olympic medal when Mārtiņš Rubenis took the bronze in the men's luge. Armin Zöggeler's win in that event gave Italy its first gold medal of the Games, his fourth in a row. Chinese figure skating pair Zhang Dan and Zhang Hao, trailing a
Ann Sanders, is an Australian television journalist and news presenter. Sanders is the presenter of Seven Morning News and Seven Afternoon News Sydney. Sanders began her broadcasting career with SAS-7 in Adelaide, South Australia as a weather presenter before moving to Seven Perth. During this time she won two consecutive Logie Awards for Most Popular Female Personality in Western Australia, she moved to Sydney in 1983 to join Network Ten as a consumer reporter and news presenter before returning to the Seven Network as a news presenter in 1988. Sanders joined the national morning news program 11AM in 1990 and travelled to Chernobyl, reporting on the radiation fall-out disaster. Sanders started presenting the weeknight edition of Seven News Sydney in 1995, before being joined by Ross Symonds in 1998 until she moved to weekends in 2004, she stayed until May 2006. Sanders was in Thredbo at the scene of the landslide disaster in 1997 and collected a Logie Award on behalf of the Seven News team for coverage of the event.
Other major stories she has covered include the funeral of Princess of Wales in London. She was involved in Federal and State election coverages and the Sydney Olympics in 2000 for Seven News. Sanders presented hourly news updates on The Morning Show with Kylie Gillies and Larry Emdur from 2007 until 2015. Ryan Phelan replaced her due to her taking on Seven Afternoon News. Sanders has filled in for Natalie Barr on Sunrise, she is a fill-in presenter for Seven News Sydney. She hosted the national Seven Afternoon News bulletin at 4pm, before it was replaced by state-based bulletins in 2017. Sanders continues to host the local Sydney edition of this bulletin. Sanders is patron of The Children's Music Foundation, is on the women's advisory committee for the National Breast Cancer Centre, is an ambassador for Osteoporosis Australia
Jessica Adamson is an Australian journalist. Adamson is weekend presenter on Seven News Adelaide. Adamson has been a crime reporter for more than a decade but acts as foreign correspondent at times, covering the Asian tsunami and the Olympic games in Sydney and Beijing. Jessica has been a regular fill in presenter on Seven News Adelaide. In December 2014, Adamson was announced as weekend presenter on Seven News Adelaide replacing veteran Graeme Goodings, she began her new role on 24 January 2015. Adamson is married to David and they have three children. Moran, Rob. "Seven News presenter Jessica Adamson drops f-bomb live on air". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2018-05-16