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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.

Cameron Meyer celebrates his first senior world title in the points race at the 2009 World Championships in Pruskow, Poland.

The proof will come over the next three years but Cycling Australia (CA) might have solved one of the key reasons for their Beijing Olympics disaster.Rising star Jack Bobridge will join compatriot Cameron Meyer at American professional road cycling team Garmin Slipstream

Madrid presents its case as a candidate city for the Olympic Games in 2016.

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said on Tuesday he had a "reasonable hope" that Madrid will be chosen to host the 2016 Games

Second placed Cadel Evans of Australia and Predictor Lotto celebrates in front of the Arc de Triomphe following Stage 20 of the Tour de France on July 29, 2007 in Paris, France.

Australian cycling star Cadel Evans will watch Lance Armstrong's progress this month with interest, but his main Tour de France threat remains Alberto Contador.

Emma Snowsill celebrates winning the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in March 2006.

Australian Emma Snowill's main rival will be a notable absentee from the opening race of the inaugural triathlon world championship series. Portuguese star Vanessa Fernandes will not compete in the weekend's race in Tongyeong, Korea. A pre-race media release said Fernandes had suffered a broken collarbone in training.