Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt and Jamaican-born United States' 400 metres runner Sanya Richards were named athletes of the year.
Dual Olympic medallist Jared Tallent surprised himself as he overcame adverse conditions to record a career-fastest time in winning the Australian 50km road walk championship. Racing in pouring rain through gathering puddles in Melbourne, the 25-year-old from Ballarat clocked 3:38.56s on Sunday
Jamie Dwyer has reconfirmed his status as one of the world's best players by scoring a hat-trick of goals in Australia's 8-2 win over Spain in the first Test in Perth. In what was Australia's first match against Spain since they were knocked out of the gold medal race at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the Kookaburras were determined to come out on top in the opening game of the two-Test series.
A young, untried Australian combination has ridden the fastest teams pursuit time in this country, posting only the second mark under the magical four minutes.
Although competitiveness is natural in any sporting team, the term took on a new meaning yesterday for the Kookaburras as they put down their hockey sticks to compare moustaches as part of the Movember challenge
World champion cyclist Cadel Evans is amazed at the number of people who have taken up the sport because of him. In the wake of the controversial Crawford Report, Evans said it is important that government funding for sport continues.
World and Olympic pole vault champion Steve Hooker has joined some exclusive company in being shortlisted for the male world track and field athlete of the year award.
Libby Trickett is still agonising over her future in the pool as fellow golden girl Leisel Jones dips back into international competition for the first time in 15 months today.
A group of Australian Olympians today received a timely financial boost, in the form of the adidas Medal Incentive
Australia has slipped to 7th on the gold and overall medal tally according to the latest benchmark study conducted by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC).