Summer News

Steve Hooker celebrates snaring the pole vault gold medal with an Olympic record in Beijing.

Australian pole vault wizard Steve Hooker is aiming to thrill home fans with a six metre clearance after completing a perfect

New breed of Hockeyroos

17 February 2009
Young Hockeyroos Casey Eastham, Kate Hollywood and Kobie McGurk at Bondi Beach for the launch of the 2009 Champions Trophy.

The Dutch may be the side to beat at the upcoming Champions Trophy tournament in Sydney, but Australia have the talent to challenge for the title.

Stewart upsets Wallace

15 February 2009

Australia’s young generation of paddlers stole the limelight on the final day of GP2 at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith.

Des Abbott of Australia attempts to get the ball past Belgium goalkeeper Vincent Vanash during the third test match against Belgium at the National Hockey Centre on February 8, 2009 in Canberra.

The Kookaburras have continued their winning ways under new coach Ric Charlesworth, handing the legendary coach his second series victory in as many attempts

Steve Hooker celebrates winning gold after completing the winning jump in the Men's Pole Vault Final at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Olympic champion Steve Hooker has broken the Australian, Oceania and Commonwealth pole vault record in leaping to victory at the Boston Indoor Games in the United States. Hooker cleared 6.06 metres to become the second highest vaulter in history

Anna reclaims sprint title

6 February 2009
Anna Meares celebrates breaking the world record in the 500m time trial at the Sydney Track Cycling World Cup, 18 Nov 2006.

Queensland's Anna Meares reclaimed the mantle of national sprint champion in a straight heats victory over defending champion Kaarle McCulloch at the Australian Track Cycling Championships.Meares, who claimed bronze at the 2004 Olympic Games and silver last year in Beijing,

Rising American superstar Xavier Carter and former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell will put a world-class gloss on the sprints in the upcoming grand prix meets in Sydney and Melbourne.

Matildas great retires

28 January 2009
Cheryl Salisbury, dual Olympian and Australia's most capped soccer player annpunced her retirement 27 January 2009.

She has scored more goals for Australia than John Aloisi and Archie Thompson combined, has starred in four FIFA World Cups, two Olympic Games and is Australia's most capped soccer player.But it was with minimum fuss and muffled fanfare that Matildas captain Cheryl Salisbury announced her retirement

HISTORICAL VIGNETTE: More than a decade before Andrew Gaze, Mark Bradke and Luc Longley announced Australia’s arrival as a power on the world basketball stage Australia already had an internationally-rated male star. His name was Edward (Ed or Eddie) Sebastian Palubinskas.

Eddie Ockenden past Pakistan defense during the men's pool hockey match at the Beijing Olympic Games on 15 August, 2008.

Young hockey gun Eddie Ockenden has proven his blistering Beijing Olympic form was no fluke, with the up and comer named the 2008 WorldHockey Young Player of the year overnight. The 21-year-old was awarded the honour during the International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) Congress Dinner in Los Angeles