Summer News

In 2000, Rechelle Hawkes won an historic third Olympic gold medal as part of the Hockeyroos before retiring from professional hockey.

Boomers stun Germans

31 August 2010
Patty Mills scores in Australia's thrashing of Germany at the 2010 World Championships in Turkey.

The Boomers have put their basketball world championship destiny in their own hands heading into a clash with Serbia who regain controversial leading man Nenad Krstic.

Patrick Mills of the Australian Boomers passes the ball during game three of the International Series between Australia and Argentina at Brett Maher Court, The Dome on June 29, 2010 in Adelaide, Australia.

Argentine coach Sergio Hernandez believes Australia can develop into a superpower in international men's basketball after the Boomers gave his world No.1-ranked team a huge scare at the world championships in Turkey. Australia led for most of the game and guard Adam Gibson had an open three-pointer as time expired which rattled around the rim but refused to drop,

James Tomkins with his third Olympic gold medal from the pair with Drew Ginn at Athens 2004.

Australia’s most decorated Olympic rower, James Tomkins (VIC), has today announced his retirement from competitive rowing.

Bronwen Knox #6 looks to pass the ball over Antigoni Roumpesi #8 of Greece during their preliminary water polo match at the Ying Tung Natatorium on Day 3 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 11, 2008 in Beijing, China.

The two best womens water polo teams in the world will go head-to-head for gold again at Sydney Olympic Park on Thursday night.

The Australian Men's hockey team celebrate their third straight Champions Trophy victory, on the 8th of August 2010.

The Kookaburras have reconfirmed their status as the best hockey team in the world after defeating England 4-0 in the final of the 2010 Champions Trophy in Germany.

Lalita Yauhleuskaya poses on the 25metre pistol range during a press conference announcing the Australian shooting team for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the Melbourne International Shooting Club on March 13, 2008 in Melbourne, Australia.

Lalita Yauhleuskaya (VIC) has claimed an individual silver medal and led the Australian women’s team to the gold medal in the women’s 10m air pistol at the 2010 ISSF World Shooting Championships in Munich, Germany.

The Australian Women's Water Polo team after placing second in the World League Finals. Losing to the USA in a penalty shootout at La Jolla, USA 8 July 2010.

A hat-trick in 61 seconds to Sydneysider Nicola Zagame set Australia rolling to a spectacular 15-7 victory over Greece

Sally Pearson of Australia in the women's 100m hurdles during the IAAF Diamond League meeting at the Olympic Stadium on August 6, 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Australian Sally Pearson has made a sizzling return to top form with victory in the 100m hurdles and a season-best time at the Diamond League meet in Stockholm.

Layne Beachley at a press conference in 2008.

Seven-time World Surfing Champion Layne Beachley was today appointed as an Athlete Liaison Officer (ALO) for the London 2012 Australian Olympic Team.Beachley made her debut on the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Women’s World Tour as a 16-year-old and climbed the rankings with determination and focus that would see her become one of Australia’s greatest athletes and the most successful female surfer of all time.