Summer News

Dane Sampson competes during the Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions Shooting on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Game at the Royal Artillery Barracks on August 6, 2012 in London, England.

SHOOTING: The Aussies are off to a great start at the Oceania Continental Shooting Championship (29 November to December 5), with some excellent results across the competition.

Kellie White of Australia celebrates after scoring the teams second goal of the game during the Investec Hockey World League - Final match between England and Australia at The University of Westminster Sports Ground on June 30, 2013 in London, England.

HOCKEY: Head Coach Adam Commens says “the tournament begins now” after Australia’s women sealed a commanding 5-1 win over rivals New Zealand to set up a crunch quarter-final clash with either Germany or Korea at the World League Finals in Argentina.

The Australian team celebrate after winning the IRB Womens's Sevens World Series Cup Final during the Dubai Sevens, the second round of the HSBC Sevens World Series at The Sevens stadium on November 29, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

RUGBY SEVENS: The Women's Sevens team pulled off one of the greatest come backs in Sevens Rugby history to win round one of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series, while the Men made an impressive bounce back to claim the Bowl Final in their second World Series round at the Dubai Sevens.

Rachel Crothers of Australia is tackled by Marcela Delboni of Brazil during the Dubai Sevens, the second round of the HSBC Sevens World Series at The Sevens stadium on November 28, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

RUGBY SEVENS: Australian Women’s Sevens coach Tim Walsh has described himself as “pretty happy” after Australia swept their first three matches on day 1 of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series opening round in Dubai to set up a quarter final against England here on Friday.

Wu rises to the occasion

28 November 2013
Joshua Wu celebrates his AYOF weightlifting bronze medal with his diving dual Olympian sister Melissa in Sydney on 17 January 2013.

WEIGHTLIFTING: So what races through the mind of a 17-year-old, as he stands quivering on a platform, somehow keeping 117 kilograms hoisted above his head, knowing he’d just secured a bronze medal?

1500m freestyle Olympians Daniel Kowalski, John Konrads and Grant Hackett with 1500m Olympic hopefuls Matt Levings, Jordan Harrison and Mack Horton at the Murray Rose Tribute Dinner at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney on 26 November, 2013.

AOC: Imagine a room where you have Ian Thorpe and Herb Elliot deep in conversation; a table away three budding young 1500m swimmers are hanging on to Grant Hackett’s every word; Dawn Fraser is on the other side of the room reminiscing with teammates John Konrads and Sandra Morgan-Beavis; and London 2012 K4 gold medallist David Smith is down the back getting his Murray Rose book signed by 1956 and 1960 swim team captain John Devitt.

Olympic legends at the Murray Rose Tribute Dinner

AOC: Australian swimming legend, Murray Rose AM was honoured and celebrated at an exclusive Tribute Dinner in his namesake on Tuesday 26 November 2013 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.

Australian Rugby Sevens captain Ed Jenkins in action against South Africa in the 2013 Gold Coast Sevens.

RUGBY SEVENS: The Australian men's and women's Rugby Sevens sides have been named ahead of the Dubai 7s World Series.

Cate Campbell of Australia prepares to compete in the 100m freestyle at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

AOC:Olympic gold medallist Cate Campbell has joined the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) Athletes’ Commission, after the proposal was accepted at the AOC Executive Meeting in Melbourne on Friday.

Katrina Gorry of the Matildas celebrates with team mates after scoring the first goal during the match between the Australian Matildas and China PR at WIN Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Wollongong, Australia.

FOOTBALL: The Matildas have started their two-game friendly series against China with a 2-0 win in Wollongong to claim just their second victory in eight matches.