Summer News

Dani Samuels of Australia competes in the Women's Discus Final at the National Stadium on Day 10 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 18, 2008 in Beijing, China.

New discus world champion Dani Samuels will headline a four-strong Australian contingent at this weekend's World Athletics Final in Greece.

Trickett thinking retirement

9 September 2009
Lisbeth Trickett makes her way out the pool after competing in the Women's 50m Freestyle Heats at the National Aquatics Center on Day 7 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 15, 2008 in Beijing, China.

Libby Trickett has announced she is taking a break from swimming and is contemplating retiring from the sport at the age of 24.

Under 23 Football Team

European clubs on Tuesday urged FIFA to accept that only players aged under 21 years can take part in the Olympic Games football tournament instead of 23 years as presently allowed.

Under 23 Football Team

European clubs on Tuesday urged FIFA to accept that only players aged under 21 years can take part in the Olympic Games football tournament instead of 23 years as presently allowed.

Dani Samuels receives the gold medal during the medal ceremony for the women's Discus Throw Final during day eight of the 12th IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Olympic Stadium on August 22, 2009 in Berlin, Germany.

NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) athlete and world discus champion Dani Samuels resumed competition last night at the Rieti Grand Prix in Italy.

Caroline Buchanan of Australia in action in the women's four cross event during the 2009 Mountain Bike & World Trials World Championship held at Mt Stromlo on September 4, in Canberra.

In what was a stunning night for Australia at the 2009 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships at Stromlo Forest Park in Canberra, Jared Graves and local heroine Caroline Buchanan have claimed a golden double in the four cross (4X - non-Olympic) events.Racing under lights, Queensland’s Graves and Canberra’s Buchanan won Australia’s first medals of the championships

Olympic gold medallist Emma Snowsill has relinquished her battle to contest the world triathlon championship series grand final before her home fans on the Gold Coast.Snowsill, her fiance and coach Craig Walton and her surgeon jointly made the decision not to risk the three-time world champion's

Jessicah Schipper of Australia celebrates winning the 200m butterfly world title in a world record of 2:03.41 seconds during the 13th FINA World Championships at the Stadio del Nuoto on July 30, 2009 in Rome, Italy.

Jess Schipper executed the perfect race to claim the 200m butterfly gold medal in world record time at the FINA world championships on Thursday as Australian teammate

Emily Seebohm of Australia receives the bronze medal during the medal ceremony for the Women's 100m Backstroke Final during the 13th FINA World Championships at the Stadio del Nuoto on July 28, 2009 in Rome, Italy.

Australia's Emily Seebohm buried her Beijing demons with a bronze medal in the women's 100m backstroke at the FINA world championships on Tuesday. Seebohm failed to reach the final at the 2008 Olympic Games after she lost seven kilograms through pre-meet stress.

Sally McLellan of Australia dips across the line to take victory in the Women's 100m Hurdles during day two of the Aviva London Grand Prix track and field meeting at Crystal Palace Stadium on July 25, 2009 in London, England.

Sally McLellan is shaping as the outright 100m hurdles gold medal favourite at next month's world championships after smashing her own national record with another stunning