Summer News

Jessica Fox of Australia competes during the Womens Kayak Single (K1) Slalom heats on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Lee Valley White Water Centre on July 30, 2012 in London, England.

CANOE/KAYAK - SLALOM: Only a handful of the top paddlers contest both the women’s C1 and K1 events, and Fox is determined to prove she can do both. No woman has ever won both titles at a senior World Championship level.

Australian sports fans in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the FIFA Football World Cup in July 2014.

RIO 2016: Games organisers have unveiled ticket pricing aimed at making attendance "as affordable as possible," with Australian residents encouraged to register their interest.

Sailors race on day 3 of the 2014 World Sailing Championships in Santander, Spain on 14 September.

SAILING: The wind was finally expected to kick in on day five at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain with a full sailing programme across the fleets on the schedule. But the day proved to be a difficult one.

Malcolm Speed arrives for the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Annual Induction ceremony at Crown Palladium on October 11, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

CYCLING: The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and Cycling Australia (CA) today welcomed the appointment of a new board to CA which gives the sport the right mix of skills and expertise for it to reach its full potential.

Catherine Skinner of Australia after receiving her bronze medal for the Women's Trap event at the World Championships in Granda Spain on 13 September 2014.

SHOOTING: Victorian 24-year-old Catherine Skinner has claimed a bronze medal in Women’s Trap and Emma Cox has won silver in the non-Olympic women's double trap at the Shooting World Championship in Granada, Spain.

Australia's Thomas Edgar attacks during the FIVB World Championships match between Australia and Italy on September 14, 2014 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

VOLLEYBALL: Australia has had a disappointing finish to its 2014 Volleyball World Championships campaign, beaten by Italy in the battle to avoid the wooden spoon in their second round group.

Russell Mark wins gold in the men's double trap at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

SHOOTING: Six-time Olympian Russell Mark OAM has announced the end of an outstanding shooting career, choosing to retire after his Double Trap event at the 51st ISSF World Championship in Granada, Spain.

Head coach Sandy Brondello of the Phoenix Mercury celebrates with teammates after defeating the Minnesota Lynx 96-78 in game three of the WNBA Western Conference Finals. Phoenix went on to win the WNBA title for 2014.

BASKETBALL: Four-time Olympian Sandy Brondello claimed a slice of basketball history, becoming the first Australian coach to win a WNBA championship

Australian Laser class sailors including Tom Burton sail in the Spanish waters for the 2014 World Championships in Santander.

SAILING: The Laser is the first boat class Australia has qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Tom Slingsby won the gold at London 2012 and also now the Australian Laser fleet is looking strong.

Warren Potent of Australia celebrates after winning the Gold medal during the Men's 50m Rifle Prone Shooting at at Barry Buddon Shooting Centre during day five of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 28, 2014 in Carnoustie, United Kingdom.

SHOOTING: Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist Warren Potent has won his first World Championship title, on the way to securing Australia’s first quota place for Rio 2016.

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