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Emma Snowsill of Queensland celebrates victory in the Womens Division of the Noosa Triathlon, November 7, 2004 in Noosa, Australia.

Emma Snowsill insists she has been taking it pretty easy since finally breaking through for Australia's first Olympic triathlon gold

Hackett calls it a day

27 October 2008

Grant Hackett has pulled down the curtain on one of Australia's greatest swimming careers to a standing ovation. The national team captain announced his retirement at Swimming Australia's swimmer of the year awards in Sydney and it drew the entire crowd to their feet.

Stuart O'Grady of Australia and the CSC-Saxo Bank Team rides during the preface of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour on October 12, 2008 in Traralgon, Australia.

Veteran Stuart O'Grady finally sealed the elusive Jayco Herald Sun Tour on saturday when he safely negotiated the final stage criterium in Melbourne. The 35-year-old won the seven-day classic, Australia's oldest stage race, from his teammate Lars Bak of Denmark with Commonwealth Games silver medallist Ben Day third.

David Palmer of Australia (L) returns a shot to John White of Scotland during their men's singles squash match at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre on day three of the 2006 Commonwealth Games March 18, 2006 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Legendary Pakistani squash player Jahangir Khan says his sport has its best ever chance of gaining entry into the Olympics next year.

Matthew Mitcham celebrates his historic gold medal in the 10m platform at the Beijing Olympics.

DIVING: Australian diving sensation Matthew Mitcham says he's proud but sad to have been the only openly gay athlete at the Beijing Olympics.Mitcham was universally acclaimed for producing the highest-scoring dive in Olympic history to snatch gold in the men's 10-metre platform at the Water Cube.

Natalie Cook, Beach Volley Ball

Olympic gold medallist Natalie Cook has declared she wants to play beach volleyball as a 37-year-old at her fifth Games at London 2012

Time's up for McGee

26 September 2008
Brad McGee celebrates winning bronze in the 4000m Individual Pursuit at Sydney 2000.

One of Australia's greatest cyclists Brad McGee is swapping racing for a new role as a team director. The veteran of four Olympics will end his 10-year professional career in the sport at next month's Herald Sun Tour in Victoria.

The race for the 2016 Olympics is on. All seven applicant cities submitted their bid files to the International Olympic Committee by the deadline.The candidates are Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, Chicago, Doha, Madrid, Prague, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo.

Cadel Evans of Australia in action during stage 7 of the 93rd Tour de France, an individual time trial from Saint-Gregoire to Rennes on July 8, 2006.

Victorian Cadel Evans has two major goals for 2008 - the Tour de France and the Beijing Olympic Games.Evans, who last month placed second overall in the Tour de France to become the first Australian to finish on the podium of the event,

David Andersen of Australia goes up for a jump shot against Lazaros Papadopoulos of Greece in the men's basketball preliminary game during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games.

The Australian men’s basketball team has been defeated by Serbia 86-81 in overtime at the Diego Gianatti International Basketball Tournament in Italy.South Australia’s Brad Newley and Victoria’s David Andersen each scored 14 points to lead the Boomers while Perth Wildcat Damien