Summer News

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

Penny Taylor headlines a host of injured Opals who may be rested early on as Australia's world championship defence gets underway in the Czech Republic.

Mitcham aims to complete set

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

IT WAS a defining moment of the Beijing Olympics. Matthew Mitcham performed the single greatest dive in Olympic history to overtake his Chinese rivals

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

Craig Mottram sent national selectors a clear reminder of what Australia will be missing at next month's Commonwealth Games by storming to victory at the Great North City Games.The former world championships bronze medallist powered away from the field in a two-mile race on the banks of the River Tyne in Newcastle in the Australia v England competition.

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.

Reigning world champion Cadel Evans has announced he is shaping up perfectly for the 2010 UCI Road World Championships after securing third place at the GP Wallonie in Belgium. Two-time Tour de France runner up Evans has ruled out a mass sprint on the uphill finish on Moorabool Street in Geelong


15 September 2010
Cathy Freeman lights the Olympic Flame

Do you remember that night in September, When all of our dreams came true, When the horse reared on high against the night sky And the world was enthralled - where were you?

Emmas shine in series finale

13 September 2010
Emma Moffatt (lft) finishes second behind compatriot Emma Snowsill in the final race of the 2010 season. Moffatt won back to back world series titles and Snowsill the Olympic champion returned to top form.

Emma Moffatt captured back to back world triathlon titles with a second placing in the season finale in Budapest behind compatriot Emma Snowsill.

A general view of the cycling leg of the Womens Triathlon from the Sydney Opera House during Day One of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

There were so many highlights at the 'best ever Games' in Sydney in 2000 and here are a sample of them.

Durban set to bid for 2020

9 September 2010
An overhead shot of the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban which would be a pivital part of the city's bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

Durban has emerged as South Africa's candidate for the 2020 Olympics after three other cities failed to express interest.

Nicole Arrold of the Hockeyroos looks on from a huddle during the Hockey International match between Australia and Germany at the Perth Hockey Stadium on July 4, 2009 in Perth, Australia.

Australia’s World Cup dreams have come to an end after losing to Germany 1-0 today in Argentina.

Boomers look to London

7 September 2010
Patrick Mills of the Australian Boomers shoots a free throw during game three of the International Series between Australia and Argentina in Adelaide, Australia.

The Boomers have quickly switched their focus to the 2012 Olympics in London after a stark wake-up call at the basketball world championships in Turkey.