Summer News

Amber Halliday of Australia after winning gold in the Lightweight Double Sculls at the FISA World Rowing Championships held in Seville, 2002. (Photo: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Competitive road cycling was supposed to help three-time world rowing champion Amber Halliday ease into retirement from elite sport. Instead, this year's historic world championships in Melbourne and Geelong beckon after her outstanding win in the time trial at the Australian road titles.

Tom Slingsby on a laser at the 2006 Sydney International Regatta.

The Australian Sailing Team’s Tom Slingsby has dominated the 2010 Australian Laser Championship, winning an incredible 10 out of 11 races at the Adelaide Sailing Club.

Colin Moynihan, Chairman of the British Olympic Association talks to the media.

The head of Britain's Olympic body is proposing a new law that would allow police to search the athletes' village for performance-enhancing drugs at the 2012 London Games.

Kookaburras to face England

30 December 2009
Luke Doerner of Australia celebrates his goal with his teammates during the match between Australia and the Netherlands at the 2009 Hockey Champions Trophy.

Australia will open their Hockey World Cup campaign against England after the international federation released the draw for the 2010 tournament.

Australian Basketball

Australia’s men’s basketball team will face Athens Gold Medallists, Argentina, and Beijing Gold Medallists, the United States, in the opening rounds at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey.Australia and Argentina were drawn in Group A along with Serbia, Germany, Angola and Jordan

Lisbeth Trickett of the NSW Institute of Sport celebrates winning the Women's 100m Freestyle Final during day three of the 2009 Australian Swimming Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on March 19, 2009.

Dual Olympian, world record holder and multiple world champion Libby Trickett has today announced that she will retire from competitive swimming with immediate effect.

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.

Dani Samuels is no distance runner, but the 2010 season still shapes as a marathon for the reigning discus world champion.

Australian players celebrate winning the 2009 Hockey Champions Trophy at the State Netball and Hockey Centre on December 6, 2009 in Melbourne, Australia.

The Kookaburras' ability to conjure big-match wins against the odds sealed a record 10th Champions Trophy

Matthew Butturini of Australia traps the ball during the first test match between the Australian Kookaburras and Spain at Perth Hockey Stadium on November 21, 2009 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

The Kookaburras' grip on a Champions Trophy men's hockey final berth has been loosened with a 3-1 defeat by Olympic champions Germany in Melbourne on Thursday night. Germany ended Australia's unbeaten run in the tournament with three first half goals and an outstanding defensive effort.

Tasmanian Sid Taberlay.

Cycling Australia today announced that it will, with regret, wind up the Mountainbike Cross Country (MTB XC) High Performance Program effective from 31 December 2009."This has been a very difficult decision to arrive at and one that has come after a considerable period of review," said Cycling Australia CEO, Graham Fredericks.