Nicole Dawn Livingstone, OAM (born 24 June 1971) is an Australian former competitive swimmer. Since retiring from swimming Livingstone has had careers as a television sports commentator and media presenter and as a sports administrator. She was known for a period as Nicole Stevenson, when she was married to Australian cyclist Clayton Stevenson.
|Full name||Nicole Dawn Livingstone|
|Born||24 June 1971|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||65 kg (143 lb)|
Livingstone competed for Australia in three summer Olympics - 1988, 1992, and 1996 - winning both individual and team medals. She was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.
She held the Australian record for the 200-metre backstroke, with at time of 2:10.20, set on 31 July 1992 at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain for 16 years. Meagen Nay broke the Australian record twice at the 2008 Australian Olympic Trials. Notably, she is the only Australian swimmer to have competed in six successive Pan Pacific Swimming Championships.
- 1991 World Aquatics Championships (Perth), 4x100 medley relay, 2nd place Australia (with Linley Frame, Susie O'Neill, Karen Van Wirdum)
- 1992, 200 m backstroke, set world short course record, Melbourne.
- 1992 Summer Olympics, 200 m backstroke, Bronze medal.
- 1996 Summer Olympics, 4 × 200 m freestyle relay, Bronze medal (with Julia Greville, Emma Johnson, Susan O'Neill)
- 1996 Summer Olympics, 4 × 100 m medley relay, Silver medal (with Samantha Riley, Susan O'Neill, Sarah Ryan)
She retired from swimming after the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States, and joined the Australian sports network Nine Network as a host of Nine's Wide World of Sport, and a commentator for swimming.
Livingstone worked for Wide World of Sports as a host of the self-titled program and as a host of Sports Saturday. She was host of Any Given Sunday with Mick Molloy in 2006.
In March 2007, she was appointed the sports presenter on Nine News PM Edition. She was replaced by Tim Sheridan.
In November 2008, Livingstone resigned from the Nine Network to work for Network Ten's new sports channel One HD which commenced in 2009. Livingstone's final appearance on the Nine Network was on Nine's Wide World of Sport.
For the 2012 London Olympics, she and Bruce McAvaney provided swimming commentary for International Olympic Committee's English language international feed.
Livingstone is active in promoting drug-free sports in Australia and is involved in the Australian Olympic Committee's "Live Clean, Play Clean" anti-doping education program. She was also a board member of the Australian Sports Drug Agency (ASDA), whose mission is to combat drug use in sports.
Livingstone was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 1997 for service to swimming as a representative at state, national and international levels.
A Sydney RiverCat ferry was named after Livingstone in 1995.