Summer News

Troy Elder in control against Korea in Rockhampton where he scored twice, 16 August 2006.

Australia's men's hockey team starts as favourite for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup from Saturday, which also brings together former champions India, South Korea and Pakistan.World No.2 Australia has been the most successful team at the tournament, winning in 1983, 1998, 2004 and 2005

Ian Thorpe announcing his retirement from swimming in Sydney on 21 November 2006.

World Anti-Doping Agency chairman Dick Pound has denied any drug-testing laboratory leaked news of Ian Thorpe's investigation for abnormal hormone levels.French newspaper L'Equipe recently alleged a urine sample Thorpe provided in May last year produced abnormally high readings for testosterone

Nicholas Kirley shooting to gold in the double trap at the 2007 AYOF in Sydney.

Australian rifle shooter Warren Potent, 45, has continued his recent good form at the international level by winning the 50 metre prone rifle event on Day 6 of the Sydney

Libby Lenton celebrates swimming the world's fastest ever 100m freestyle clocking 52.99 secs at the Duel in the Pool in Sydney.

Swimming Australia has received confirmation from the sport’s world governing body, FINA, that the 100 metre freestyle time of 52.99 that Libby Lenton swam at this month’s Duel in the Pool will not be ratified as a world record.The time, swum by Lenton as the lead-off leg of a mixed 4x100m freestyle relay where she was racing a

The Australian baseball team celebrate their historic silver at Athens 2004.

Some of the United States' most famous baseball clubs could be headed to Australia under a proposal now before Major League Baseball.

Drew Ginn and Duncan Free on Day 1 of the 2006 World Rowing Championships, Eton England.

The Australian rowing team, currently ranked number one in the world for Olympic boats, has been named for the 2007 international season which includes the World Rowing Championships in Munich. Notable inclusions in the 60 person strong squad include returning 5 times Olympian James Tomkins and

Tara Kirk of the United States congratulates Leisel Jones following the Women's 100m Breaststroke final at the 2007 World Championships in Melbourne.

Triple World Championship gold medallist Leisel Jones will begin her 2008 Olympic campaign in Melbourne under the tutelage of new coach Rohan Taylor.The 21-year-old has had an exceptional last 18 months that has seen her break seven world records and emerge

Samantha Stosur serves against Chanda Rubin at the Athens Olympic Games.

The Australian Fed Cup team has gone down 4-1 to Austria in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group II first round tie in Dornbirn.World No.25 Sybille Bammer sealed the tie for the home nation when she defeated Samantha Stosur 6-3 7-5 in the day's opening rubber.

Stacey Porter celebrates scoring a home-run against the USA at the 2006 World Championships in Beijing.

The Australian Open Women’s team, Aussie Spirit, won the final game of the Sydney series of the China Australia Challenge at Blacktown Olympic Park on Saturday night.Twenty-two-year-old Jocelyn McCallum (Qld), pitched the win for Australia, facing 24 Chinese batters with five strike-outs.

Australian coach Fabian Barlow celebrates with Amanda Doman after she hits a home run against Chinese Taipei, at the 2006 World titles in Beijing.

Australia leads China after the completion of the first three game series of the China Australia Challenge which took place over the weekend in Brisbane.Blacktown Olympic Park will play host to some of the world’s best softballers on Friday and Saturday night as Australia tries to keep a hold of the series after winning