Summer News

Steve Hooker of Australia competes in the Men's Pole Vault Final at the National Stadium on Day 14 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 22, 2008 in Beijing, China.

Pole Vault champion Steve Hooker has collected his first points on the IAAF Diamond League tour with a podium finish in Round 5 of the all-new series in New York (USA) overnight.

Kristi Harrower #10 for Australia gets past her opponent during the Women's Group A Olympic basketball match between Australia and Slovakia at the 2000 Olympic Games, played at the Dome, Sydney, Australia.

The Australian women's basketball team have completed their three game series against the touring Japanese team, 97-84, giving the team great momentum as they prepare to defend their World Championship title in September.

Matthew Ryan, James Marburg, Cameron McKenzie McHarg and Francis Hegerty compete in the Men's Four Semi final on day five of the World Rowing Championships on August 27, 2009 in Poznan, Poland.

The Australian Senior A Rowing Team departs Australia this Sunday (13 June) to compete in two World Cup events in Europe.

Megan Jones of Australia and Irish Jester compete during the Eventing Cross Country event held at the Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Venue at Beas River on Day 3 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 11, 2008 in Hong Kong, China.

Equestrian stars-a-plenty are gathered this week at the National Equestrian Centre at Werribee for the Melbourne International Three-Day Event, which starts today and runs through to Monday, 14 June.The event presents as one of the final opportunities for Eventing riders to impress the national selectors ahead of the 2010 World Equestrian Games.

2008 Olympic Champion Matthew Mitcham at the pre- Changzhou World Cup Press Conference, 1 June 2010.

Matthew Mitcham has convinced himself he's no one-hit wonder by reprising his Beijing Olympic heroics to win gold at the diving World Cup in China.

Courtney Atkinson of Australia in action during the Male Elite race at the Mazda London Triathlon around Docklands on August 2, 2009 in London, England.

Australian triathlete Courtney Atkinson has added another silver medal to his collection in round three of the world championship series in Madrid.Atkinson was usurped in the final stages in an extraordinary performance from reigning world champion Alistair Brownlee of Great Britain.

Samantha Stosur celebrates another winner during her quarterfinal victory at the 2009 French Open.

Samantha Stosur is close to ending a 30-year drought for Australia's women in grand slam tennis following her wins over Justine Henin and Serena Williams at the French Open.The 26-year-old reached the semi-finals in Paris for the second straight year with a thrilling 6-2 6-7 (2/7) 8-6 win over No.1 seed Williams.

Cadel Evans of Australia waves as he crosses the finish line to win the Men's Road Race at the 2009 UCI Road World Championships on September 27, 2009 in Mendrisio, Switzerland.

Australian cyclist Cadel Evans has added the world No.1 ranking to his world road title after Spaniard Alejandro Valverde copped a global two-year doping ban.The ban came as the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday ruled in favour of the International Cycling Union and World Anti-Doping Agency,

Nathan Outteridge and Ben Austin in the 49er class race on day 9 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 17, 2008 in Qingdao, China.

The final day of round five of the ISAF Sailing World Cup has proven to be a golden one for the Australian Sailing Team with Tom Slingsby winning the Laser class while Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen claimed first in the 49ers in an action packed medal race.

Kyah Simon (R) of Australia celebrates with team mate Clare Polkinghorne after scoring a match winning goal in the final minutes of the match during the international friendly between Australia and DPR Korea at Ballymore Stadium on March 6, 2010 in Brisbane, Australia.

The Westfield Matildas have braved one of their toughest ever encounters to beat DPR Korea on penalties and win the 2010 AFC Women’s Asian Cup.On their second attempt for Asia’s biggest football prize the Westfield Matildas defied a rain-soaked and humid Chengdu night and a rapidly deteriorating pitch to become the first Australian team to win the Asian Cup.