Summer News

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.

Greg Nance

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) today announced the appointment of Greg Nance as Director, Security Liaison to the 2012 Australian Olympic Team.Mr Nance is currently the Director, Sports Development at the Australian Sports Commission (ASC), a position that involves responsibility for Sport Services and Sports Capability Building including National Talent Identification and Development.

Jamie Dwyer in full flight against Germany at the 2010 Champions Trophy. Australia won 3-1.

Despite having the least experienced team at the tournament, the Kookaburras have defeated Germany to remain undefeated

Susie Balogh, Shooting

Olympic gold medallist Suzy Balogh says her omission from the Australian shooting team for the New Delhi Commonwealth Games has put the fire in her belly to aim for the London Olympics.

A general view of the continuing construction work on the London 2012 Olympic Park on July 30, 2010 in London.

The once derelict site which is now London’s Olympic Park has revealed everything from cobbled streets from the Roman days to old cars, refrigerators and now four prehistoric

The force of riot police on show in London outside the West Ham football ground, Upton Park on August 25, 2009 in London, England.

Security will be tight and very well organised at the 2012 Olympics in London in the wake of the 2005 tragedy when terrorists blew up three tube trains and a bus killing over 50 people.