Summer News

Melinda McLeod of QLD leads in the Probikx Junior Women's group during the BMX National Tour & Oceania Series at Melba BMX Track on March 6, 2010 in Canberra, Australia.

Queensland schoolgirl Melinda McLeod claimed a bronze medal as crashes and misfortune ruined the hopes of some leading Australian hopefuls at the BMX cycling world championships in South Africa.

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

Australia men's hockey coach Ric Charlesworth has called on his players to raise the bar ahead of the Champions Trophy, which gets underway in Germany on Saturday.

Nicholas Kirley shooting to gold in the double trap at the 2007 AYOF in Sydney.

Olympic medallists Michael Diamond (Gold, 1996 and 2000), Russel Mark (Gold 1996), Adam Vella (Bronze 2004) and Warren Potent (Bronze 2008) will lead the Australian charge

IOC President Jacques Rogge (2nd L) visits the Olympic Stadium as the 2012th seat is fitted on July 5, 2010 in London, England.

IOC president Jacques Rogge said London 2012 was a "beautiful example" of what the Olympics should be about,

Liesel Jones displays her Olympic medals as the Australian Olympic team arrive home at Sydney Airport following the Beijing 2008 Olympics August 26, 2008 in Sydney, Australia.

Two years out from the London Olympics, Leisel Jones has her sights set being the first Australian swimmer to compete in four Olympics.

IOC President Jacques Rogge (2nd L) visits the Olympic Stadium as the 2012th seat is fitted on July 5, 2010 in London, England.

As a former Olympic champion and world record-holder, Sebastian Coe says he is not about to lose the race to get London ready for the 2012 Games.

Emma Moffatt competes in the running portion of the women's triathlon final at the Triathlon Venue on Day 10 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 18, 2008 in Beijing, China. Moffat finished third behind teammate Emma Snowsill.

With two races left in the World Championship triathlon series Olympic bronze medallist Emma Moffatt leads the rankings and Brad Kahlefeldt has moved up to fourth,

(L-R) Antar Zerguelaine of Algeria, Peter Van Der Westhuizen of South Africa and Ryan Gregson of Australia compete in the men's 1500 Metres Heats during day one of the 12th IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Olympic Stadium on August 15, 2009 in Berlin, Germany.

Ryan Gregson has shattered the Australian and Oceania 1500m record in Round 10 Diamond League action in Monaco (MON) overnight, clocking a superb 3:31.06 to place fifth in a field boasting some of the event's biggest names.Gregson's time eclipses Queenslander Simon Doyle's previous national benchmark of 3:31.96, set in Stockholm (SWE) in 1991

Australian long jumper Fabrice Lapierre leaping to victory at the World Athletics Final in Stuttgart, September 2009.

World indoor long jump champion Fabrice Lapierre will lead an Australian contingent of three in Round 10 of the Diamond League, the 14-meets series stopping over in the city-state of Monaco (MON) this Friday morning (AEST).Joined on the start list by Sally Pearson (100m hurdles) and Ryan Gregson (1500m),

Rhys Howden of Australia during the Oceania Olympic Games qualification match between Australia and New Zealand at West Wave Pools December 2, 2007 in Auckland, New Zealand.

The Aussie Sharks failed to add to their trophy cabinet, losing 9-7 to world No 3 Croatia in the play-off for bronze at the men's water polo FINA World League Super Finals here in Serbia.