Summer News

Samantha Stosur celebrates another winner during her quarterfinal victory at the 2009 French Open.

Samantha Stosur is close to ending a 30-year drought for Australia's women in grand slam tennis following her wins over Justine Henin and Serena Williams at the French Open.The 26-year-old reached the semi-finals in Paris for the second straight year with a thrilling 6-2 6-7 (2/7) 8-6 win over No.1 seed Williams.

Cadel Evans of Australia waves as he crosses the finish line to win the Men's Road Race at the 2009 UCI Road World Championships on September 27, 2009 in Mendrisio, Switzerland.

Australian cyclist Cadel Evans has added the world No.1 ranking to his world road title after Spaniard Alejandro Valverde copped a global two-year doping ban.The ban came as the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday ruled in favour of the International Cycling Union and World Anti-Doping Agency,

Nathan Outteridge and Ben Austin in the 49er class race on day 9 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 17, 2008 in Qingdao, China.

The final day of round five of the ISAF Sailing World Cup has proven to be a golden one for the Australian Sailing Team with Tom Slingsby winning the Laser class while Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen claimed first in the 49ers in an action packed medal race.

Kyah Simon (R) of Australia celebrates with team mate Clare Polkinghorne after scoring a match winning goal in the final minutes of the match during the international friendly between Australia and DPR Korea at Ballymore Stadium on March 6, 2010 in Brisbane, Australia.

The Westfield Matildas have braved one of their toughest ever encounters to beat DPR Korea on penalties and win the 2010 AFC Women’s Asian Cup.On their second attempt for Asia’s biggest football prize the Westfield Matildas defied a rain-soaked and humid Chengdu night and a rapidly deteriorating pitch to become the first Australian team to win the Asian Cup.

Jo Brigden-Jones paddles to a bronze medal in the K1 200m at the 2010 World Cup in Szeged, Hungary.

Australian kayaker Jo Brigden-Jones claimed her first individual medal at a World Cup event with a third placing in the women's K1 200m in Szeged, Hungary.

Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London 2012 organising committee, looks on as Wenlock, the Olympic mascot and Mandeville (Blue), the Paralympic mascot are unveiled to school children at St Pauls Whitechapel C of E Primary School, Tower Hamlets on May 19, 2010 in London, England.

London has unveiled its 2012 Olympic and Paralympic mascots - one-eyed, alien-looking creations called Wenlock and Mandeville.

Dani Samuels of Australia competes in the Women's Discus Final at the National Stadium on Day 10 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 18, 2008 in Beijing, China.

World discus champion Dani Samuels has made a solid start to the world’s premier international athletics series with a podium finish

Andrew Bogut #6 of the Milwaukee Bucks looks on from the bench against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on April 20, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Australia have also felt the pain from Andrew Bogut's sickening fall last month with the NBA star ruled out of this year's basketball world championship in Turkey. The Milwaukee Bucks centre emerged as one of the best big men in the NBA during the 2009/10 season, becoming the first Australian to earn Third Team All-NBA selection.

Australian Emma Moffatt celebrates her silver medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Her teammate Emma Snowsill won the gold.

Beijing Olympic champion Emma Snowsill has completed her first triathlon of 2010, finishing sixth at the world championship event in Seoul on Saturday. Snowsill missed the end of last year's world championship series due to a hip injury and sat out her first two scheduled races of 2010 due to a virus.

Matthew Ryan, James Marburg, Cameron McKenzie McHarg and Francis Hegerty compete in the Men's Four Semi final on day five of the World Rowing Championships on August 27, 2009 in Poznan, Poland.

A squad of 39 athletes has been announced to contest the Rowing World Cups 2 and 3. Australia will send crews on a four week tour of Europe