Summer News

Sam Griffiths of Australia and Happy Times clear a fence in The Show Jumping Section during The Mitsubishi Badminton Horse Trials at Badminton on May 10, 2009 in Acton Turville, England.

Australia’s Sam Griffiths finished third at the prestigious Badminton Horse Trials in the United Kingdom aboard a ten-year-old brown gelding called Happy Times.

Cameron Meyer celebrates his first senior world title in the points race at the 2009 World Championships in Pruskow, Poland.

The proof will come over the next three years but Cycling Australia (CA) might have solved one of the key reasons for their Beijing Olympics disaster.Rising star Jack Bobridge will join compatriot Cameron Meyer at American professional road cycling team Garmin Slipstream

Madrid presents its case as a candidate city for the Olympic Games in 2016.

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said on Tuesday he had a "reasonable hope" that Madrid will be chosen to host the 2016 Games

Second placed Cadel Evans of Australia and Predictor Lotto celebrates in front of the Arc de Triomphe following Stage 20 of the Tour de France on July 29, 2007 in Paris, France.

Australian cycling star Cadel Evans will watch Lance Armstrong's progress this month with interest, but his main Tour de France threat remains Alberto Contador.

Emma Snowsill celebrates winning the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in March 2006.

Australian Emma Snowill's main rival will be a notable absentee from the opening race of the inaugural triathlon world championship series. Portuguese star Vanessa Fernandes will not compete in the weekend's race in Tongyeong, Korea. A pre-race media release said Fernandes had suffered a broken collarbone in training.

Lucinda Fredricks of Australia on Headley Britannia during their Dressage Test at the Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Venue in Sha Tin during day 1 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 9, 2008 in Hong Kong, China.

Lucinda Fredericks and her little mare Headley Britannia have won the 4-star Kentucky Three-Day Event in Lexington (USA)

Alain Bernard of France celebrates finishing the Men's 100m Freestyle Final in first place in front of Australian world record holder Eamon Sullivan at the National Aquatics Centre during Day 6 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 14, 2008.

French swimmer Alain Bernard has reclaimed the 100m freestyle world record from Australia's Eamon Sullivan.

Karen Smith fires a shot on goal against India in a lead-up game to the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.

Sixteen-year-old Melbourne schoolgirl Georgia Nanscawen will become one of the youngest ever Hockeyroos when they play their first international matches since the Beijing Olympics. Midfielder Nanscawen was surprised to find herself among six fresh faces in coach Frank Murray's

Jana Rawlinson celebrates winning her second 400m hurldes World Title after victory at Osaka in Agust 2007. Her coach and husband Chris Rawlinson is on teh track with her.

Jana Rawlinson remains hopeful of defending her 400m hurdles world title in August, despite separating from her husband and coach. Rawlinson, 26, confirmed on Monday she is battling to save her marriage to her husband of three years, former Commonwealth 400m hurdles champion Chris Rawlinson.

Kimono-clad people line up at a playground to spell out the words 'TOKYO 2016' to support Tokyo's bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games on March 28, 2009.

Inspectors from the International Olympic Committee Sunday ended their tour of Tokyo, saying they were impressed by the city's "highly professional" bid to host the 2016 Games.