Summer News

Jared Tallent of Australia wins the 50km Walk bronze medal on Day Five of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships at Luzhniki Stadium on August 14, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

ATHLETICS: Jared Tallent wants to add to his already impressive tally of major championship medals at the IAAF World Race Walking Cup in Taicang (CHN) this weekend.

Ken Wallace wins the 2013 ICF World Cup 2 has concluded in Racice, Czech Republic.

CANOE/KAYAK - SPRINT: The ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup series will commence on Friday in Milan, Italy.

The Australian team of Matt Ryan, Phillip Dutton, Stuart Tinney and Andrew Hoy celebrate winning Gold in the final of the Team Three Day event at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, held at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre in Sydney,Australia.

EQUESTRIAN: Kibah Tic Toc, the Australian horse involved in a famous Olympic triumph, has died within months of the death of his breeder.

Joshua Dunkley-Smith, William Lockwood, Drew Ginn and James Chapman celebrate with their silver medals during the medal ceremony for the Men's Four Final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on August 4, 2012 in Windsor, England.

ROWING: Australia's flagship boat - the new-model Oarsome Foursome - has continued to be dismantled two years after their Olympic silver medal.

Silver medallist Michael Diamond of Australia competes in the Trap Men Finals of the ISSF World Cup Shotgun on April 11, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona, USA.

SHOOTING: Two school students will make their debuts in what is being heralded as Australia's strongest ever shooting team to compete at a Commonwealth Games.

Madonna Blyth poses during an Australian women's Hockeyroos hockey portrait session at on May 25, 2012 in Perth, Australia.

HOCKEY: Madonna Blyth is poised to become the second-most capped player in Hockeyroos' history heading into next month's women's hockey World Cup.

Australian Olympic Medalists Attend a Garden Party in Their Honour

IOC Vice-President John Coates underlines his belief that the Rio Organising Committee and the people of Brazil can indeed deliver excellent Games in 2016.

2016 Australian Olympic Team Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller speaking at the Campaign Rio forum at Sydney Olympic Park on 30 April 2014.

AOC: In a new move, Team Leaders have been appointed to the Australian Olympic Team for the 2016 Rio Games to boost performance and enforce the culture and values of the Olympic Movement.

A security guard keeps watch at the entrance to Olympic Park, the primary set of venues being built for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on April 16, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More than 2,000 workers have been on strike at the site for the past two weeks in spite of an apparent new settlement.

GAMES: Rio Olympics organisers have countered scathing criticism from Australia's IOC vice-president John Coates with an assurance they'll deliver an excellent 2016 Games on time.

Jennifer Screen #6 of Australia shoots under pressure from Zengyu Ma #11 of China during the Women's Basketball quaterfinal on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Basketball Arena on August 7, 2012 in London, England.

BASKETBALL: Australia coach Brendan Joyce has named a 12-player squad minus his WNBA stars for a pre-World Championship tour of the United States.