VOLLEYBALL: The team now widely referred to in Australian sport as “The Volleyroos” – the Australian Men’s Indoor Volleyball Team may have missed the medal rounds at the London Olympics but they have landed a deserved consolation prize – a huge jump in the world rankings from 22 before the Games to 11th in the world at the Games end.
SWIMMING: The postman wants an autograph. The cab driver wants a picture. The waitress wants a handshake. Everyone wants a piece of Alicia Coutts.
BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Australia’s emerging beach volleyball stars Mariafe Artacho Del Solar and Taliqua Clancy have given their 2016 Rio Olympic hopes a huge boost, winning bronze at the 2012 FIVB Swatch Junior World Championships in Canada.
SWIMMING: London Olympic gold medallists Melanie Schlanger and Brittany Elmslie will headline a group of more than 450 athletes heading to Perth for the EnergyAustralia Short Course Championships next week, with swimmers vying for selection for the FINA World Championships in Turkey this December.
VOLLEYBALL: Following a hitout at the Olympic Games that promised big things to come for Australia's Men's Volleyball Team, a development side looking to the future has begun with a loss to India in the 2012 Asian Cup
Calm waters are not a common occurrence for a federal politician, but that's what greeted Kate Lundy in Britain.
BASKETBALL: Australian women's basketball coach Carrie Graf concedes her future is undecided, but the veteran mentor says she's in no rush for that to change.
ROWING: Next on Kim Crow's to-do list is the rowing World Cup round in Penrith in March, but the dual London Olympic medallist says she'll stick to the single sculls for the time being.
Laser sailing world champion Tom Slingsby has been urged to stop "torturing himself" and switch to a heavier class rather than opt for a premature Olympic retirement.
TRIATHLON: Olympic bronze medallist Erin Densham has made the most of her rivals sitting out the ITU triathlon world championship event in Stockholm.