Summer News

Second placed Cadel Evans of Australia and Predictor Lotto celebrates in front of the Arc de Triomphe following Stage 20 of the Tour de France on July 29, 2007 in Paris, France.

Australian cycling star Cadel Evans will watch Lance Armstrong's progress this month with interest, but his main Tour de France threat remains Alberto Contador.

Emma Snowsill celebrates winning the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in March 2006.

Australian Emma Snowill's main rival will be a notable absentee from the opening race of the inaugural triathlon world championship series. Portuguese star Vanessa Fernandes will not compete in the weekend's race in Tongyeong, Korea. A pre-race media release said Fernandes had suffered a broken collarbone in training.

Lucinda Fredricks of Australia on Headley Britannia during their Dressage Test at the Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Venue in Sha Tin during day 1 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 9, 2008 in Hong Kong, China.

Lucinda Fredericks and her little mare Headley Britannia have won the 4-star Kentucky Three-Day Event in Lexington (USA)

Alain Bernard of France celebrates finishing the Men's 100m Freestyle Final in first place in front of Australian world record holder Eamon Sullivan at the National Aquatics Centre during Day 6 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 14, 2008.

French swimmer Alain Bernard has reclaimed the 100m freestyle world record from Australia's Eamon Sullivan.

Karen Smith fires a shot on goal against India in a lead-up game to the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.

Sixteen-year-old Melbourne schoolgirl Georgia Nanscawen will become one of the youngest ever Hockeyroos when they play their first international matches since the Beijing Olympics. Midfielder Nanscawen was surprised to find herself among six fresh faces in coach Frank Murray's

Jana Rawlinson celebrates winning her second 400m hurldes World Title after victory at Osaka in Agust 2007. Her coach and husband Chris Rawlinson is on teh track with her.

Jana Rawlinson remains hopeful of defending her 400m hurdles world title in August, despite separating from her husband and coach. Rawlinson, 26, confirmed on Monday she is battling to save her marriage to her husband of three years, former Commonwealth 400m hurdles champion Chris Rawlinson.

Kimono-clad people line up at a playground to spell out the words 'TOKYO 2016' to support Tokyo's bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games on March 28, 2009.

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.

Work continues on the Olympic Stadium in the East end on March 2, 2009 in London, England. The projected budget for the showpiece has surged to 547 million GBP (623 million euros, 800 million US dollars) from 496 million GBP in November 2007.

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

Tiger Woods celebrates with the trophy after winning on the first sudden death playoff hole during the 108th U.S. Open at the Torrey Pines Golf Course (South Course) on June 16, 2008 in San Diego, California.

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