Inspectors from the International Olympic Committee Sunday ended their tour of Tokyo, saying they were impressed by the city's "highly professional" bid to host the 2016 Games.
London Olympics chief Lord Sebastian Coe said construction work on the main stadium was four months ahead of schedule.
Australian Olympic swimming star Stephanie Rice, cyclist Anna Meares, golfing great Greg Norman and surfer Stephanie Gilmore are all in contention
Some of the top names in golf, including Tiger Woods and Australia's Karrie Webb, have come together to lobby the International Olympic Committee to include the sport in the 2016 Olympic Games.Eighteen of the game's biggest stars are sending a brochure detailing golf's bid for inclusion
Triple Olympic medallist Andrew Lauterstein and company look set to dump cold water on Geoff Huegill's comeback as Cate Campbell crashed out in the 100m freestyle at the world swimming trials.Lauterstein (23.30s) smashed Matt Welsh's national record in the semi-finals of the 50m butterfly on Wednesday night
Triple Olympic gold medallist Stephanie Rice booked her flight to July's world swimming titles in Rome while fellow winner Nick D'Arcy knows his boarding card is far from secured. Rice put aside fitness and niggling injuries to eclipse young contender Emily Seebohm
Australia’s most capped female hockey player, Nikki Hudson, announced her retirement from the sport Thursday at the State Hockey Centre, Brisbane.Following recurring hamstring injuries which have plagued her over the past couple of years, Hudson stated that she had fulfilled every goal she aspired to on the hockey field
Olympic gold medallist Ken Wallace will aim to secure his place on the 2009 Australian flatwater kayaking team this week at the Australian Canoe Kayak Sprint Championships in Perth.
Leisel Jones would spend more time in the shower than a pool nowadays but the Olympic breaststroke champion doesn't consider herself a "part-time" swimmer. The Beijing 100m gold medallist on Wednesday revealed the extent of her radical training regime that has taken preparing for the 'frog stroke' to a totally new amphibious level.
Three of Australia’s Olympic silver medallists showed their strength on Day 3 of the 2009 Australian Rowing Championships at Lake Barrington, Tasmania.