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.
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.
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 said London 2012 was a "beautiful example" of what the Olympics should be about,
Two years out from the London Olympics, Leisel Jones has her sights set being the first Australian swimmer to compete in four Olympics.
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.
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,
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
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),
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.