Summer News

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.

Australian long jumper Fabrice Lapierre leaping to victory at the World Athletics Final in Stuttgart, September 2009.

Australian Fabrice Lapierre floated and flew to the sixth-greatest performance by a long jumper under any conditions on Sunday - and then predicted even bigger things to come. Lapierre's massive jump of 8.78m - with the aid of a 3.1m per second tailwind - was the standout performance of the three-day

Elizabeth Parnov of WA competes in the womens polevault during the Brisbane Athletics Classic at QEII Stadium on February 6, 2010 in Brisbane, Australia.

At the tender age of 15, the world's greatest female pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva was coming to terms with having grown too tall for gymnastics.

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.

Following the recent Under 18s Men’s National Championships, 27 of Australia’s best young players have remained in Canberra to attend the Youth Olympic Games selection camp which will be held until April 20.

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.

Following the recent Under 18s Men’s National Championships, 27 of Australia’s best young players have remained in Canberra to

Bronze medalist Warren Potent competes in the Men's 50m Rifle Prone Final at the Beijing Shooting Range Hall on Day 7 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 15, 2008 in Beijing, China.

Australia’s shooters today boarded the plane for the next round of the ISSF World Cup in Beijing, China (17-24 April).Following the successful pistol and rifle World Cup in Sydney last month, where Warren Potent claimed gold and Dina Aspandiyarova silver, Australia’s top shotgun exponents will join the team in the Chinese capital.