Summer News

Drew Ginn and Duncan Free celebrate winning the pairs world title at Eton, England.

With the 2007 Australian Rowing Championships now over attention turns to the selection trials which are being held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith 13 - 22 April.With over 150 athletes invited to compete in the trials for selection into the Senior A and U23 squads, competition will be fierce.

Dethroned world champion Grant Hackett says today's Duel in the Pool will be the first step in his mission to reclaim his position at the top of world swimming for the 2008 Olympics. Australia will go in as major underdogs against the Michael Phelps-led United States in the match-race meet in Sydney.

Anna Meares celebrates breaking the world record in the 500m time trial at the Sydney Track Cycling World Cup, 18 Nov 2006.

Sydney's Kate Bates, 24, won gold in the 25km women's points race and Queenslander Anna Meares, 23, collected bronze in the women's keirin to move Australia to second on the medal table at the end of the 2007 Track Cycling World Championships in Palma de Majorca, Spain.

Anna Meares (L) congratulates her sister Kerrie who defeated her for the Sprint title at the Australian Championships in Sydney, 8 February 2007.

Australia has opened it's medal tally at the 2007 Track Cycling World Championships with a bronze medal in the women's teams sprint in Palma Majorca, Spain.

Anna Meares (L) congratulates her sister Kerrie who defeated her for the Sprint title at the Australian Championships in Sydney, 8 February 2007.

Australia has medal contenders in all four events to be contested on day one of the 2007 Track Cycling World Championships being staged in Palma Majorca, Spain

Craig Mottram celebrates winning the 3000m at the World Cup on September 17, 2006 at the Olympic Stadium in Athens.

Athletics Australia today named a squad of 40 athletes to participate in the 11th IAAF World Championships in Athletics to be held in Osaka, Japan in August 2007. The squad is headed by 2003 world 400m hurdles champion Jana Rawlinson and 2005 World Championship bronze medallist Craig Mottram.

Bronze medalist Kate Brookes-Peterson of Australia waves from the podium before receiving her medal in the 5km Open Water event at St. Kilda Beach during the XII FINA World Championships on March 18, 2007 in Melbourne.

Kate Brookes-Peterson has produced the swim of her life to win Australia’s first medal of the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships – bronze in the women’s 5km open water event at St Kilda Beach. Brookes-Peterson, who led for most of the race, was over taken on the last of four 1.25km laps by

The Australian basketball team pose at Sydney Airport on September 26, 2006. The Opals defeated Russia for the world title in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

All 12 members of Australia's 2006 world basketball championship winning outfit were named in the 26-woman Opals squad

Ky Hurst at the launch of the 2007 World Championships

Australia’s open water swimming team touched down in Melbourne Tuesday as the countdown continues for the 12th FINA World Championships, starting this weekend.The seven-strong team which includes world champions Josh Santacaterina and Brendan Capell and four-time Australian Ironman

Sally McLellan of QLD wins the 100 metres hurdles and breaks Pam Ryan's 34-year-old Australian record by one-hundredth of second clocking 12.72secs, at the Australian Championships in Brisbane March 11, 2007.

The 85th Australian Athletics Titles and World Championship selection trials concluded in Brisbane Sunday with a new Australian record and three athletes winning doubles.After chasing the 34-year-old Australian record all summer and twice being denied of a new record by excessive wind, Sally McLellan