Summer News

Fangxiao Dong of China performs her balance beam routine during the womens teams final at the 1999 Tianjin World Gymnastics Championships, Tianjin, China.

China has been stripped of a bronze medal from the 2000 Sydney Olympics for fielding an underage female gymnast, with the women's team medal now going to the US.

Natalie Cook of Australia tries to return the ball to Elaine Youngs and Holly McPeak of United States in the women's bronze medal Beach Volleyball match at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games.

Beach volleyball champion Natalie Cook has called on Australia's top beach flags racer, Simon Harris, to help her prepare for her fifth Olympic Games campaign in 2012.

Anna Meares of Australia celebrates after she defeated Shuang Guo of China in the finals of the Women's Sprint at the 2009 UCI Track World Cup. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Improved training facilities for Australia's elite cyclists could give them the edge over arch rivals Britain at the 2012 London Olympics, Federal Sports Minister Kate Ellis says.

Liz Cambage attends the 2009/10 NBL Awards Night at Crown Casino on March 19, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia.

Superstar Lauren Jackson has declared the current crop of home-grown, female basketballing talent the best she has seen.

Scott Brennan

Reigning Olympic champion Scott Brennan has withdrawn from the national rowing selection trials, starting on Friday, to continue his hiatus from the sport.

Tom Wickham of Australia competes against the Indian defence in the gold medal match between Australia and India during day five of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival at the Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre on January 18, 2009 in Sydney, Australia.

The following players have been nominated by Hockey Australia to the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) to compete in the Youth Olympic Games in August 2010.

Men’s 470 at International Spring Cup in Marseille

Australian sailing teams are preparing to continue their run of encouraging results at the Semaine Olympique Francais de Voile which starts this Saturday 24 April in Hyeres, France. The regatta forms round four of seven events in the ISAF Sailing World Cup and runs until 30 April.

Eamon Sullivan of Australia finishes the Men's 50m Freestyle Heat 13 in third place at the National Aquatics Centre during Day 6 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 14, 2008 in Beijing, China

Eamon Sullivan overcame yet another knock to his battered body to turn in an impressive performance in the opening session of the grand prix swimming meet in Sydney on Friday.

Karsten Forsterling and Terrence Alfred of Australia in the Men's Pair during Day 1 of the FISA Rowing World Cup on Lake Malta on June 20, 2008 in Poznan, Poland.

Australias top rowers have produced some solid racing on the first morning of the 2010 Rowing Australia National Selection Trials at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith.

Mark Worthington of Australia takes a three point shot in the men's gold medal game against New Zealand at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

The Australian men's basketball team will host current world No.1 Argentina in a three-game series in June as part of their preparations for this year's world championships. Argentina currently hold top spot on governing body FIBA's world rankings, ahead of the United States and their bevy of NBA talent, after almost a decade of outstanding results.