Summer News

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

Jason Smith drives against Puerto Rico at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.

The Australian men’s basketball team has defeated Turkey 69-54 at the Diego Gianatti International Basketball Tournament in Italy overnight.Sydney Kings guard Jason Smith top scored for the Boomers with 13 points while Australia’s Russian-based forward David Andersen added 12 points

Andrew Schacht and Josh Slack celebrate their bronze medal at the 2007 World Championships in Gstaad, Switzerland.

Andrew Schacht and Joshua Slack ended Brazil’s run of men’s medals at the beach volleyball World Championships as the Australians upset

Grant Hackett after winning the 800m freestyle at the National Titles in Brisbane on 6 Dec 2006.

Losing his three world titles in Melbourne this year might turn out to be the best thing that has happened to Grant Hackett.

2007 Australian Sailing Team

Australian sailing bosses have warned selection for next month's final Olympic test event at Qingdao in China is not a shoe-in for the 2008 Beijing Games.