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Fast Facts

  • Nickname: BK
  • Place of Birth: Australia
  • Birthday: 1983
  • Favourite Colours: Green & Gold
  • Motto: Have A Go
  • Hobbies: Cheering on Team AUS

    BK's Story

    The Boxing Kangaroo, known affectionately as "BK” embodies the core values of the Australian Olympic Team, encompassing positivity, sportsmanship, respect, and above all, the unwavering determination and resilience synonymous with Australia's spirit of never giving up. This unrelenting "have a go" Aussie spirit makes him hugely popular with all Australians.

    The Boxing Kangaroo rose to prominence in 1983 when the Australia II team won the America's Cup. The Australian crew raised the Boxing Kangaroo as their sporting flag. BK was then spotted in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony when members of the Australian Olympic Team carried a BK plush toy.

    BK has become synonymous with Australia's proud sporting heritage and is arguably Australia's favourite supporter mascot.

    BK has been adopted as the official mascot for the Australian Olympic Team. BK can be seen at any sporting event where Australians are participating and is a huge supporter of ‘Having A Go’ at all sports.

    BK is a unique and powerfully emotive symbol with broad appeal to Australians. BK is popular amongst the younger generation as he represents the positive values and virtues of sport: aspiration, positive attitude, sportsmanship, pride, individual responsibility, respect and expression. These same qualities are what drive Australia's pursuit of excellence on the international sporting stage.