Summer News

Jamieson steps down

25 February 2009
Mark Jamieson, Bradley Mcgee, Luke Roberts and Jack Bobridge compete during qualifying for the men's team pursuit track cycling event held at the Laoshan Velodrome during Day 9 of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games on August 17.

Mystery surrounds the shock absence of Beijing Olympian Mark Jamieson from the Australian team for the world track cycling championships. A Cycling Australia spokesperson has confirmed that Jamieson stepped down from all national commitments at the end of last month "for personal reasons".

Sally McLellan speaks with journalists during an Athletics Australia season preview held at Olympic Park January 26, 2009 in Melbourne, Australia.

Just like rampaging pole vaulter Steve Hooker, Olympic silver medallist Sally McLellan is showing no signs of a post Games hangover

Skaters lunge for the line at the end of the Olympus marathon in Hamburg, 2008.

From golf to roller speedskating, the seven sports vying for inclusion in the 2016 Summer Games have submitted their proposals to the IOC.

Steve Hooker celebrates snaring the pole vault gold medal with an Olympic record in Beijing.

Australian pole vault wizard Steve Hooker is aiming to thrill home fans with a six metre clearance after completing a perfect

New breed of Hockeyroos

17 February 2009
Young Hockeyroos Casey Eastham, Kate Hollywood and Kobie McGurk at Bondi Beach for the launch of the 2009 Champions Trophy.

The Dutch may be the side to beat at the upcoming Champions Trophy tournament in Sydney, but Australia have the talent to challenge for the title.

Stewart upsets Wallace

15 February 2009

Australia’s young generation of paddlers stole the limelight on the final day of GP2 at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith.

Des Abbott of Australia attempts to get the ball past Belgium goalkeeper Vincent Vanash during the third test match against Belgium at the National Hockey Centre on February 8, 2009 in Canberra.

The Kookaburras have continued their winning ways under new coach Ric Charlesworth, handing the legendary coach his second series victory in as many attempts

Steve Hooker celebrates winning gold after completing the winning jump in the Men's Pole Vault Final at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Olympic champion Steve Hooker has broken the Australian, Oceania and Commonwealth pole vault record in leaping to victory at the Boston Indoor Games in the United States. Hooker cleared 6.06 metres to become the second highest vaulter in history

Anna reclaims sprint title

6 February 2009
Anna Meares celebrates breaking the world record in the 500m time trial at the Sydney Track Cycling World Cup, 18 Nov 2006.

Queensland's Anna Meares reclaimed the mantle of national sprint champion in a straight heats victory over defending champion Kaarle McCulloch at the Australian Track Cycling Championships.Meares, who claimed bronze at the 2004 Olympic Games and silver last year in Beijing,

Rising American superstar Xavier Carter and former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell will put a world-class gloss on the sprints in the upcoming grand prix meets in Sydney and Melbourne.