Margaret Ryan


 Marching into the Olympic Stadium with my fellow countrymen, representing the best Australian teams and athletes - still to this day - can fill me a sense of  pride and achievement, and of unity, strength and determination. Never doubt the impact the present can have on your future.

Margaret Ryan

A great deal of Margaret’s life has been spent on or around a hockey field.   She first became involved with the Australian team as Manager in 1979 touring to the USA and Canada.   Australia and Margaret missed the Moscow Olympics because of the boycott initiated by US President Jimmy Carter, she later went on to represent Australia at the Women’s Hockey at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles  (pictured here in the official Australian Opening Ceremony dress).   Shortly after her husband’s death in 1999 Margaret carried the Olympic torch, running past her 90 year old mother. She watched on as the Women’s Hockey Team beat Argentina in the 2000 final to win the Gold Medal for Australia.

Photographer: Diane Macdonald
Location: Sydney

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