Summer News

Jack Bobridge celebrates being crowned under 23 road time trial champion on 23 September 2009.

New world champion Jack Bobridge has vowed to help Australia knock the mighty British track cycling team off their perch at London 2012.

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.

Memories of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games will come flooding back when the harbour city hosts a leg of Triathlon World Championship series next year

Tokyo aims for green Games

20 September 2009
A bid diagram for the proposed Tokyo Olympic Stadium for the 2016 Summer Games.

Tokyo is offering the "best" bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics among four rival candidates with a global mission

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama watch a judo demonstration during an event on the South Lawn of the White House promoting the city of Chicago's bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics September 16, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama joined Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, members of the USOC, and representatives from the Chicago2016 group during the event. Also pictured are Olympic athlete Jackie Joyner Kersee (white top) and April Holmes (red top).

US President Barack Obama staged an Olympic rally at the White House on Wednesday, saying all the US is barracking for his hometown of Chicago

Spirit of Australia skippered by Brendan Hall at the start of the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Race in Hull with the AOCs Boxing Kangaroo displayed proudly.

The Boxing Kangaroo, Australia’s famous sporting mascot, is back where he was born… racing on the high seas in the Clipper Round the World yacht race.

Gutsy Moffatt wins world crown

14 September 2009
Emma Moffatt of Australia raises the trophy after being crowned world champion at the 2009 Gold Coast ITU Triathlon World Championships on September 13, 2009 in Gold Coast, Australia.

Surely they can't call her the "other Emma" any more.Capping a gutsy comeback from injury, Australia's Emma Moffatt stepped out of Olympic champion Emma Snowsill's shadow by claiming her maiden world triathlon crown at the Gold Coast on Sunday.

First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama.

President Barack Obama will send his wife Michelle to Copenhagen to lobby the International Olympic Committee on his hometown Chicago's 2016 bid next month,

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.

New discus world champion Dani Samuels will headline a four-strong Australian contingent at this weekend's World Athletics Final in Greece.

Trickett thinking retirement

9 September 2009
Lisbeth Trickett makes her way out the pool after competing in the Women's 50m Freestyle Heats at the National Aquatics Center on Day 7 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 15, 2008 in Beijing, China.

Libby Trickett has announced she is taking a break from swimming and is contemplating retiring from the sport at the age of 24.

Under 23 Football Team

European clubs on Tuesday urged FIFA to accept that only players aged under 21 years can take part in the Olympic Games football tournament instead of 23 years as presently allowed.