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Illness-ravaged Ian Thorpe has pulled out of the Melbourne Commonwealth Games amid fears about his long-term health.

Australia's fastest man Joshua Ross put the pressure on world record holder Asafa Powell today boasting he has what it takes for a big time performance at the Commonwealth Games.

NSWIS rookie duo of Ben Johnson and Nathan Johnstone will join OWI athlete and Torino Olympian, Andrew Burton, to represent Australia at the World Cup Half Pipe event in Lake Placid, New York, USA.

One week after clinching the World Cup Mogul title, Dale Begg-Smith has returned to action in Inawashiro, Japan, finishing in seventh place.

Four-time Olympian Irina Lashko has launched an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to get a spot in the Commonwealth Games diving team.

Injured elite athletes may be vulnerable to depression due to chemical changes in their brains associated with a sudden break from training, an expert says.

Swimming superstar Ian Thorpe has pulled out of this month's Melbourne Commonwealth Games because of illness.

Jacqui Cooper in full flight during her world record aerials qualifying performance on Day 11 of the Torino Games.

Jacqui Cooper emphatically demonstrated that her world record jump in Torino was not a one-off achievement, landing a 113 point-plus triple twisting triple somersault on the way to the 16th World Cup victory of her career.

Jacqui Cooper has emphatically demonstrated that her world record jump in Torino was not a one-off achievement, landing a 113 point-plus triple twisting triple somersault on the way to the 16th World Cup victory of her career.

One of Australia's leading Commonwealth Games gold medal hopes is considering not continuing on to the Beijing Olympics.