Summer News

Emmas shine in series finale

13 September 2010
Emma Moffatt (lft) finishes second behind compatriot Emma Snowsill in the final race of the 2010 season. Moffatt won back to back world series titles and Snowsill the Olympic champion returned to top form.

Emma Moffatt captured back to back world triathlon titles with a second placing in the season finale in Budapest behind compatriot Emma Snowsill.

A general view of the cycling leg of the Womens Triathlon from the Sydney Opera House during Day One of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

There were so many highlights at the 'best ever Games' in Sydney in 2000 and here are a sample of them.

Durban set to bid for 2020

9 September 2010
An overhead shot of the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban which would be a pivital part of the city's bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

Durban has emerged as South Africa's candidate for the 2020 Olympics after three other cities failed to express interest.

Nicole Arrold of the Hockeyroos looks on from a huddle during the Hockey International match between Australia and Germany at the Perth Hockey Stadium on July 4, 2009 in Perth, Australia.

Australia’s World Cup dreams have come to an end after losing to Germany 1-0 today in Argentina.

Boomers look to London

7 September 2010
Patrick Mills of the Australian Boomers shoots a free throw during game three of the International Series between Australia and Argentina in Adelaide, Australia.

The Boomers have quickly switched their focus to the 2012 Olympics in London after a stark wake-up call at the basketball world championships in Turkey.

Lateisha Scanlan competing at the 2010 World Championships.

Laetisha Scanlan reemphasised her position as one of Australia’s top shooters with a superb victory in the women’s trap in Australia Cup 4 in Darwin.

Boomers go down to Slovenia

6 September 2010
Australia's Patrick Mills shoots over the top of the Argentinian defence during the series in Australia in June 2010.

Boomers coach Brett Brown has to pick up the pieces of his shattered team after they were crushed by Slovenia 87-58 in their second-round basketball world championship clash in Turkey.

Hooker, Pearson grab gold

6 September 2010
Steven Hooker of Australia and Team Asia-Pacific clears 5.95 metres to win the men's pole vault during the IAAF/VTB Continental Cup at the Stadion Poljud on September 5, 2010 in Split, Croatia.

World, Olympic, world indoor and Commonwealth Games champion Steve Hooker (pole vault) and Beijing Olympics silver medallist Sally Pearson (100m hurdles) have won gold and fellow Commonwealth Games nominee Benn Harradine has set a new national benchmark in the men’s discus throw on a big day for Australia at the IAAF Continental Cup meet in Split (CRO).

Australian sailor Tom Slingsby wins his third Laser World Championship and second World title in as many weeks, on a thrilling final day of the 2010 Laser World Championship.

Australian sailor Tom Slingsby has received the ultimate birthday present, a third Laser World Championship and second World title in as many weeks, on a thrilling final day of the 2010 Laser World Championship.

Kookaburras snatch 3-0 win

5 September 2010
Jamie Dwyer of Australia celebrates scoring a goal in the match between Australia and Spain on day five of the 2009 Hockey Champions Trophy at the State Netball And Hockey Centre on December 5, 2009 in Melbourne, Australia.

The Kookaburras returned to the winners list with a 3-0 win over Argentina at Perth Hockey Stadium on Sunday afternoon.