summer News

Alison Bruce in action against India during Australia's 3-1 vicory in the opening game of the Spar Cup in South Africa on 1 June 2009.

The Hockeyroos have been forced to work hard for their first victory at the Spar Cup, overcoming a desperate Indian team to win 3-1 overnight in South Africa.

Daria Joura of Australia performs on the balance beam during the women's artistic gymnastics event held at the National Indoor Stadium during Day 2 of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games on August 10, 2008 in Beijing, China.

Gymnast Daria Joura has succumbed to the ankle injury that cruelled her Beijing Olympics campaign.

The Australian baseball team celebrate their historic silver at Athens 2004.

The International Baseball Federation has formed an 11-member panel to push its case for inclusion of women's baseball in the Olympics.

Jana Rawlinson celebrates winning her second 400m hurldes World Title after victory at Osaka in Agust 2007. Her coach and husband Chris Rawlinson is on teh track with her.

Jana Rawlinson has always run - and won - on high emotion. Now, having acknowledged that it was at times counter-productive, she has appointed Craig Hilliard as coach for the second time. Five weeks after confirming her separation from husband and coach Chris Rawlinson, the 400m hurdles superstar has officially linked with Hilliard

Sullivan to keep WRs

20 May 2009
Eamon Sullivan of Australia models the new Speedo swimsuit during a launch at the University of New South Wales on February 12, 2008 in Sydney, Australia.

Australia's Eamon Sullivan is set to keep his 50m and 100m freestyle world records after FINA launched a crackdown on hi-tech swimsuits. The sport's governing body ruled the super-suits used by flying Frenchmen Fred Bousquet and Alain Bernard need to be modified following their record-shattering feats at last month's French titles.

Beijing Olympian Emma Randall of Australia in action.

The Australian Women's Basketball Team has been defeated by China 90-84 in the second match of their three-game series in Anshan, China.Abby Bishop top-scored for the Opals with 15 points, Kathleen MacLeod added 14 points and Liz Cambage 13, while China's Bian Lan led all scorers with 27 points.

Elise Rechichi (R) and Tessa Parkinson of Australia celebrate overall victory following the Women's 470 class medal race held at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center during day 10 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 18, 2008 in Qingdao, China.

Melbourne has won the right to host the first round of the sailing World Cup for the next three years.

Eamon Sullivan of Australia models the new Speedo swimsuit during a launch at the University of New South Wales on February 12, 2008 in Sydney, Australia.

Add Michael Phelps to those who are looking to FINA to make some important decisions next week when they consider tighter regulations upon new supersuits that have aided world records.

Pietro Figlioli shoots against the USA during a classification game at Athens 2004.

Leading Australian water polo player Pietro Figlioli has defected to Italy after signing a lucrative deal with Italian club Pro Recco.

Sam Griffiths of Australia and Happy Times clear a fence in The Show Jumping Section during The Mitsubishi Badminton Horse Trials at Badminton on May 10, 2009 in Acton Turville, England.

Australia’s Sam Griffiths finished third at the prestigious Badminton Horse Trials in the United Kingdom aboard a ten-year-old brown gelding called Happy Times.