Summer News

Ian Thorpe trains during an Australian Swimming Championships training session at the South Australian Aquatic & Leisure Centre on March 14, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia.

SWIMMING: Ian Thorpe's manager says Australia’s greatest Olympian was unlucky to have contracted a serious infection that's laid him up in hospital.

(L to R) Dan Wilson, Ryan Bailie and Aaron Royle chasing the podium at the World Triathlon Series race in Auckland, NZL on 6 April 2014. Royle finished third, Wilson fourth and Bailie fifth.

It was a breakthrough day for Australian men’s triathlon in Auckland on Sunday when Aaron Royle claimed his first ITU World Triathlon Series podium

Sally Pearson wins the women's 100m hurdles final during the 92nd Australian Athletics Championships on April 6, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.

ATHLETICS: Sally Pearson can't wait to step out of her comfort zone and take on many of the world's fastest women when she doubles up at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in the 100 metre hurdles and 100m sprint.

Australia players celebrate they won second place at the awards ceremony after the day two of IRB Women's Sevens World Series Finals match between New Zealand and Australia on April 6, 2014 in Guangzhou, China.

RUGBY SEVENS: A brave effort from the Australian Women's Sevens team in the Cup Final of the Guangzhou Sevens was not enough to see them slip to a 26-12 defeat to New Zealand in the pouring rain in China.

Tom Burton of Australia competes in the Laser Men's One Person Dinghy Gold Fleet on the Parmelia Course during day thirteen of the 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships on December 15, 2011 in Perth, Australia.

SAILING: World No.1 sailor Tom Burton is fast emerging as London Olympics hero Tom Slingsby's natural successor after a brilliant come-from-behind win at the latest ISAF World Cup regatta.

Christian Sprenger competes in the final of the Mens 100 metre Breaststroke event during the 2014 Australian Swimming Championships at Brisbane Aquatic Centre on April 3, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.

SWIMMING: Updates from the Australian Swimming Championships in Brisbane which also acted as selection trials for the 2014 Pan Pacs and Commonwealth Games.

The Australia Swim Team pose during the 2014 Australian Swimming Championships at Brisbane Aquatic Centre on April 6, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.

SWIMMING: The Australian Swim Team for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has been announced, tonight following a week of world class action at the Australian Swimming Championships in Brisbane.

Steven Solomon wins the 400m final during the 92nd Australian Athletics Championships at Olympic Park on April 5, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.

Olympic finalist Steve Solomon asserted his supremacy in the 400m, winning in an impressive time of 45.38 in his first outdoor race of the year in Melbourne on Saturday.

IOC Vice-President and Tokyo 2020 coordination commission Chairman John Coates in Tokyo on 4 April 2014 for the first round of meetings with the local organising committee.

IOC: The International Olympic Committee's co-ordination commission, led by Australia's John Coates, has concluded its first talks with organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Keynote speech by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

OLYMPIC: The UN General Assembly has declared 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Created at the initiative of the International Olympic Committee and officially announced at the United Nations headquarters last August, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace promotes the role of sport as a tool at the service of society and a universal tool for peace.