Summer News

Crisp sails to bronze

13 July 2007
Jessica Crisp of Australia in action during the Womens Mistal Fleet races on Day Seven of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

Australian Sailing Team (AST) member Jessica Crisp sailed to second place in the RS:X Women’s Medal Race at the ISAF World Sailing Championship in Cascais, Portugal.

Tom Slingsby on a laser at the 2006 Sydney International Regatta.

Australian Sailing Team (AST) member Tom Slingsby has won the Men's single-handed Laser event at the ISAF Sailing World Championship in Cascais, Portugal

Darren Bundock & Glenn Asby on their way to victory at the Olympic Class Regatta, Miami 2007

Defending world champions Darren Bundock and Glenn Ashby have qualified Australia a spot in the Tornado catamaran class at the Beijing Olympics

Craig Mottram celebrates winning the 3000m at the World Cup on September 17, 2006 at the Olympic Stadium in Athens.

Despite finishing second in Friday’s IAAF Golden League meet in Paris, the form of Jana Rawlinson looks impressive heading into the World Championships, as does the form of Australia’s premier distance runner, Craig Mottram, who won his final hit-out before Osaka next month.

Jana Pittman in the 400m hurdles final at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, where she placed 5th.

In her most serious encounter since returning to competition after giving birth to son Cornelus last December, Jana Rawlinson (nee Pittman) has defeated a star-studded line up to take victory at the IAAF World Athletics Tour meeting in Athens.Rawlinson (54.25) and pole vaulter Steve Hooker (5.85m) both scored stunning victories

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today announced that Australian boxer Omar Al-Shaick has received a two year sanction from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for failing to provide a urine sample during a no notice, out of competition test in Brisbane on 13 June 2006.

Craig Mottram 8th in the 5000m at Athens 2004.

Matching the class of his African counterparts Craig Mottram has won the Emil Zatopek 5000m against a star-studded field at the Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava overnight.In what Australian athletics fans hope is a sign of things to come at the IAAF World Championships in Osaka in 66 days time, Mottram stormed home in 13:04.97

Klim hangs up Speedos

27 June 2007
Michael Klim celebrates gold and the World Record in the 4x100m freestyle relay at Sydney 2000.

Six-time Olympic swimming medallist Michael Klim has announced his retirement from the sport.The 29-year-old sprinter had a brilliant international career that spanned 13 years and included three Olympics, four long course FINA World Championships and two Commonwealth Games appearances.

The Australian men's eight at the rowing world champs in Eton England 2006.

Australia's men's eight made a disappointing international debut for 2007 at the Rowing World Cup regatta in Amsterdam, but the women's four enjoyed gold medal success.The men's eight, which included five-time olympian James Tomkins

Mark Worthington of Australia takes a three point shot in the men's gold medal game against New Zealand at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

The Australian men's basketball team won the 4-Nations China Tournament in Guzhen, China overnight following a spirited 81-73 win over the host nation.The Boomers won five of their six games during the nine-day tour - two victories over China (81-73, 77-66), two over Croatia (80-56, 82-79) and one over