Summer News

TV camera catches the Luge action.

The new Olympic television channel is the International Olympic Committee's new baby and it needs to crawl before it can walk.

Ed Jenkins of Australia and Dan Bibby of England jump for the ball during day one of the 2014 Emirates Dubai Sevens - HSBC Sevens World Series.

The Australian Men's side has jumped up into the automatic qualification spots for the Rio Olympics in 2016 after thrilling their way to the Cup Final at the 7evens Stadium in Dubai.

Australian players form a huddle prior to the start of the International Test match between the Australian Hockeyroos and Korea at Perth Hockey Stadium on April 27, 2013 in Perth, Australia.

HOCKEY: Australia will play for the Champions Trophy against the host nation Argentina at 09:00 AEDT on Monday morning.

Australia pose prior to the AFC Women's Asian Cup Final match between Japan and Australia at Thong Nhat Stadium on May 25, 2014 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Japan won 1-0.

Defending champions Japan gained a dream draw on Saturday for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada while Australia will face a tough group containing the United States.

AOC President John Coates speaking with media after the IOC Executive Board Meeting Monaco on 6 December 2014.

SWIMMING: The President of the Australian Olympic Committee John Coates says it’s time to “accept late night swimming finals in Rio and let’s get on with the job”.

Laurie Lawrence sharing knowledge with Kenneth To at the Road to Rio IGNITE session in Sydney on November 20, 2014,

RIO 2016: Kenneth To has had a bad run lately with illness and injury. His recovery from back surgery was boosted by the Rio IGNITE session and time with Laurie Lawrence.

Cathy Freeman speaks to FIFA delegates and FFA officials during the FIFA Australian Inspection Tour at Stadium Australia on July 26, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.

Cathy Freeman has written about the power of sport and the sweeping reforms proposed by the IOC at Agenda 2020 to address key challenges in this modern era.

Dan Norton of England is tackled against Australia during day one of the Dubai Sevens on December 5, 2014.

RUGBY: The Australian Men's Sevens side will play Scotland in the Cup Quarter-Finals on Saturday after winning all three pool games on Day One.

Sharni Williams of Australia in action against New Zealand during the IRB Women's Sevens World Series Cup Final on December 5, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

RUGBY: The Australian Women's Sevens team has fallen agonisingly short of the Dubai Sevens title after New Zealand won the Cup Final in the last minute.

(L-R) Siobhan-Marie O'Conner of Great Britain, Katinka Hosszu of Hungary and Emily Seebohm of Australia celebrate after the Women's 100m Individual Medley Final at the World Swimming Championships (25m) at the Hamad Aquatic on December 5, 2014 in Doha, Qatar.

Olympic gold medallist Emily Seebohm has continued her stunning World Short Course Championships adding two more medals to her haul on the third night of competition