Australia's men's hockey team starts as favourite for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup from Saturday, which also brings together former champions India, South Korea and Pakistan.World No.2 Australia has been the most successful team at the tournament, winning in 1983, 1998, 2004 and 2005
Last week during its meeting in Beijing, the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Executive Board, following a proposal by the IOC President Jacques Rogge, unanimously decided to nominate four people for election as IOC members. The IOC Session will vote upon these
World Anti-Doping Agency chairman Dick Pound has denied any drug-testing laboratory leaked news of Ian Thorpe's investigation for abnormal hormone levels.French newspaper L'Equipe recently alleged a urine sample Thorpe provided in May last year produced abnormally high readings for testosterone
Australian rifle shooter Warren Potent, 45, has continued his recent good form at the international level by winning the 50 metre prone rifle event on Day 6 of the Sydney
Freestyle skiers Dale Begg-Smith and Jacqui Cooper have taken out the major Ski and Snowboard awards for the 2006/07 season. Begg-Smith has been named snowsports athlete of the year for the third consecutive time, while Cooper has received the Outstanding Achievement of the Year award. Coach of the year is the man who guided Begg-Smith to his second straight World Cup title, Olympic Winter Institute head moguls coach Steve Desovich.
Swimming Australia has received confirmation from the sport’s world governing body, FINA, that the 100 metre freestyle time of 52.99 that Libby Lenton swam at this month’s Duel in the Pool will not be ratified as a world record.The time, swum by Lenton as the lead-off leg of a mixed 4x100m freestyle relay where she was racing a
The Executive Board (EB) of the IOC has unanimously decided to declare permanently ineligible six athletes from the Austrian biathlon and cross-country skiing teams
The father of 14-year-old Morgan Innes has called on those who want to remember his daughter to contribute to a trust fund set up to assist future Australian ice skating stars and underprivileged youth. Morgan was one of four people killed in the collision between a boat and ferry on Sydney Harbour late last month. 47-year-old Robert Innes says the only way he, his wife Kim and 11-year-old son Curtis can move forward is by knowing that something positive has come out of the tragedy.
The Organising Committee for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games (BOCOG) today announced the route and design of the Olympic Torch for the Beijing Olympic Games at a ceremony held in the China Millennium Monument in Beijing.Present at the launch were IOC President