Summer News

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.

Dani Samuels receives the gold medal during the medal ceremony for the women's Discus Throw Final during day eight of the 12th IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Olympic Stadium on August 22, 2009 in Berlin, Germany.

NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) athlete and world discus champion Dani Samuels resumed competition last night at the Rieti Grand Prix in Italy.

Caroline Buchanan of Australia in action in the women's four cross event during the 2009 Mountain Bike & World Trials World Championship held at Mt Stromlo on September 4, in Canberra.

In what was a stunning night for Australia at the 2009 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships at Stromlo Forest Park in Canberra, Jared Graves and local heroine Caroline Buchanan have claimed a golden double in the four cross (4X - non-Olympic) events.Racing under lights, Queensland’s Graves and Canberra’s Buchanan won Australia’s first medals of the championships

Olympic gold medallist Emma Snowsill has relinquished her battle to contest the world triathlon championship series grand final before her home fans on the Gold Coast.Snowsill, her fiance and coach Craig Walton and her surgeon jointly made the decision not to risk the three-time world champion's

Jessicah Schipper of Australia celebrates winning the 200m butterfly world title in a world record of 2:03.41 seconds during the 13th FINA World Championships at the Stadio del Nuoto on July 30, 2009 in Rome, Italy.

Jess Schipper executed the perfect race to claim the 200m butterfly gold medal in world record time at the FINA world championships on Thursday as Australian teammate

Emily Seebohm of Australia receives the bronze medal during the medal ceremony for the Women's 100m Backstroke Final during the 13th FINA World Championships at the Stadio del Nuoto on July 28, 2009 in Rome, Italy.

Australia's Emily Seebohm buried her Beijing demons with a bronze medal in the women's 100m backstroke at the FINA world championships on Tuesday. Seebohm failed to reach the final at the 2008 Olympic Games after she lost seven kilograms through pre-meet stress.

Sally McLellan of Australia dips across the line to take victory in the Women's 100m Hurdles during day two of the Aviva London Grand Prix track and field meeting at Crystal Palace Stadium on July 25, 2009 in London, England.

Sally McLellan is shaping as the outright 100m hurdles gold medal favourite at next month's world championships after smashing her own national record with another stunning

Brenton Rickard of Australia celebrates after braking the world record, setting a new time of 58.58 seconds in the Men's 100m Breaststroke Final during the 13th FINA World Championships at the Stadio del Nuoto on July 27, 2009 in Rome, Italy.

Brenton Rickard became Australia's newest world champion while Stephanie Rice, Jess Schipper and Matt Targett won silver medals in a sensational night

Rebecca Rippon of Australia is challenged by Antigoni Roumpesi of Greece in the Women's Water Polo Quarterfinal during the 13th FINA World Championships at the Stadio della Pallanuoto on July 27, 2009 in Rome, Italy.

World Cup champion and Olympic bronze medallist Australia is out of the medal hunt at the FINA world championships women's water polo competition in Rome.

Lisbeth Trickett (2ndL), Marieke Guehrer (L), Shayne Reese (2ndR) and Felicity Galvez of Australia receive the bronze medal during the medal ceremony for the Women's 4x 100m Freestyle Final during the 13th FINA World Championships at the Stadio del Nuoto on July 26, 2009 in Rome, Italy.

Australia claimed their first medal of the FINA world championships on Sunday, with the women's 4x100m freestyle relay team collecting bronze at the Foro Italico.