Summer News

Libby Lenton celebrates swimming the world's fastest ever 100m freestyle clocking 52.99 secs at the Duel in the Pool in Sydney.

Swimming Australia has received confirmation from the sport’s world governing body, FINA, that the 100 metre freestyle time of 52.99 that Libby Lenton swam at this month’s Duel in the Pool will not be ratified as a world record.The time, swum by Lenton as the lead-off leg of a mixed 4x100m freestyle relay where she was racing a

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

Some of the United States' most famous baseball clubs could be headed to Australia under a proposal now before Major League Baseball.

Drew Ginn and Duncan Free on Day 1 of the 2006 World Rowing Championships, Eton England.

The Australian rowing team, currently ranked number one in the world for Olympic boats, has been named for the 2007 international season which includes the World Rowing Championships in Munich. Notable inclusions in the 60 person strong squad include returning 5 times Olympian James Tomkins and

Tara Kirk of the United States congratulates Leisel Jones following the Women's 100m Breaststroke final at the 2007 World Championships in Melbourne.

Triple World Championship gold medallist Leisel Jones will begin her 2008 Olympic campaign in Melbourne under the tutelage of new coach Rohan Taylor.The 21-year-old has had an exceptional last 18 months that has seen her break seven world records and emerge

Samantha Stosur serves against Chanda Rubin at the Athens Olympic Games.

The Australian Fed Cup team has gone down 4-1 to Austria in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group II first round tie in Dornbirn.World No.25 Sybille Bammer sealed the tie for the home nation when she defeated Samantha Stosur 6-3 7-5 in the day's opening rubber.

Stacey Porter celebrates scoring a home-run against the USA at the 2006 World Championships in Beijing.

The Australian Open Women’s team, Aussie Spirit, won the final game of the Sydney series of the China Australia Challenge at Blacktown Olympic Park on Saturday night.Twenty-two-year-old Jocelyn McCallum (Qld), pitched the win for Australia, facing 24 Chinese batters with five strike-outs.

Australian coach Fabian Barlow celebrates with Amanda Doman after she hits a home run against Chinese Taipei, at the 2006 World titles in Beijing.

Australia leads China after the completion of the first three game series of the China Australia Challenge which took place over the weekend in Brisbane.Blacktown Olympic Park will play host to some of the world’s best softballers on Friday and Saturday night as Australia tries to keep a hold of the series after winning

Courtney Atkinson of Australia in action during the 2005 Mooloolaba ITU World Cup Triathlon on May 1, 2005 in Mooloolaba, Australia.

Australian Courtney Atkinson is on track to pick up another triathlon World Cup after winning gold in the Ishigaki triathlon in Japan.Australians now lead the competition's point standings in both the men's and women's events after Atkinson's compatriot Emma Snowsill claimed silver in the women's event.

Ginn and Free blitz pair

15 April 2007
Drew Ginn and Duncan Free on Day 1 of the 2006 World Rowing Championships, Eton England.

World rowing champions Duncan Free and Drew Ginn remained on track to defend their title after they won the final of the men's pair at the Australian selection trials.Queenslander Free and Victorian Ginn held off the challenge from five-time Olympian James Tomkins (Vic) and Sam Conrad (Qld) to win by half a boat.

Important Chinese test

13 April 2007
Australian coach Fabian Barlow celebrates with Amanda Doman after she hits a home run against Chinese Taipei, at the 2006 World titles in Beijing.

The Australian Women’s Softball Team, Aussie Spirit, will get a good indication of how their Beijing medal prospects are tracking when they play the first of the two-part series against China in Brisbane on Friday nght.Natalie Ward, Australia’s most capped female player, will lead the World number 3 ranked Australian side as they take on the number 4 ranked China