Summer News

Lisbeth Trickett of the NSW Institute of Sport celebrates winning the Women's 100m Freestyle Final during day three of the 2009 Australian Swimming Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on March 19, 2009.

Dual Olympian, world record holder and multiple world champion Libby Trickett has today announced that she will retire from competitive swimming with immediate effect.

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.

Dani Samuels is no distance runner, but the 2010 season still shapes as a marathon for the reigning discus world champion.

Australian players celebrate winning the 2009 Hockey Champions Trophy at the State Netball and Hockey Centre on December 6, 2009 in Melbourne, Australia.

The Kookaburras' ability to conjure big-match wins against the odds sealed a record 10th Champions Trophy

Matthew Butturini of Australia traps the ball during the first test match between the Australian Kookaburras and Spain at Perth Hockey Stadium on November 21, 2009 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

The Kookaburras' grip on a Champions Trophy men's hockey final berth has been loosened with a 3-1 defeat by Olympic champions Germany in Melbourne on Thursday night. Germany ended Australia's unbeaten run in the tournament with three first half goals and an outstanding defensive effort.

Tasmanian Sid Taberlay.

Cycling Australia today announced that it will, with regret, wind up the Mountainbike Cross Country (MTB XC) High Performance Program effective from 31 December 2009."This has been a very difficult decision to arrive at and one that has come after a considerable period of review," said Cycling Australia CEO, Graham Fredericks.

Kookaburras remain on top

1 December 2009
Luke Doerner of Australia celebrates his goal with his teammates during the match between Australia and the Netherlands at the 2009 Hockey Champions Trophy.

The Kookaburras remain undefeated and on top of the points table at the ABN AMRO Hockey Champions Trophy despite being pushed all the way by England during tonight’s match.

Luke Doerner of Australia celebrates his goal with his teammates during the match between Australia and the Netherlands at the 2009 Hockey Champions Trophy.

The Kookaburras say they're a work-in-progress, but they look well ahead of schedule after torching old rivals The Netherlands 7-2 on Sunday to remain the only unbeaten team in the Champions Trophy.

Mark Jamieson, Bradley Mcgee, Luke Roberts and Jack Bobridge compete during qualifying for the men's team pursuit track cycling event held at the Laoshan Velodrome during Day 9 of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games on August 17.

Olympic gold medallist Luke Roberts will return to cycling's UCI ProTour next year, debuting with German team Milram at the Tour Down Under.Tour Down Under race director Mike Turtur confirmed Milram's rider list on Monday for event in Adelaide next January.

Francis Hergerty, Cameron McKenzie-McHarg, James Marburg and Matt Ryan compete in the Men's Four Semifinal race at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park during Day 5 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 13, 2008 in Beijing, China.

England has Oxford-Cambridge, in the United States it's Yale-Harvard and now Australian rowing wants to tap into the rivalry between Melbourne and Sydney.

Eamon Sullivan is congratulated by Ashley Callus after winning the Men's 50m Butterfly final at the Australian Championships - December 9, 2006 in Brisbane

Ashley Callus has seized ownership of the title of Australia's fastest swimmer by breaking Eamon Sullivan's 50m freestyle record at the AIS International in Canberra.