Summer News

Pat Johnson winning the 100 yards at the Zatopek Classic in Melbourne, 14 Dec 2006.

The 2006 staging of Melbourne’s time honoured Telstra Zatopek Classic coincided with a welcome change in the weather for the rest of the community, but one that brought mixed fortunes for the athletes taking part. Whilst the distance runners generally revelled in the wet and cooler conditions, the sprinters, jumpers and throwers were less enthusiastic.

Kate Gynther of Australia and Ericka Lorenz of the USA contest the ball in the women's Water Polo bronze medal game at Athens 2004.

Australia came form 7-4 down in the third quarter to beat Commonwealth rival Canada 10-9 in the play-off for bronze...

Dutton to ride for America

8 December 2006

Dual Olympic Team Gold medallist Phillip Dutton has notified the Equestrian Federation of Australia that he plans to...

The president of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has shot down hopes Australia had of competing in future Asian Games...

Luke Madill of Australia leads a qualifying race at the 2005 World Championships in France.

Luke Madill laid his claim on a Beijing Olympic berth after winning the second round of the BMX National Tour in Perth...

Linda MacKenzie has taken a giant step towards history with a stunning victory in the women’s 400 metre freestyle on the first...

China will next year begin selling the more than seven million tickets available for the 2008 Summer Olympics, with at least half...

Robbie McEwen in action during the road race at Sydney 2000.

Top sprinters like Australia's Robbie McEwen and Belgian Tom Boonen can forget about going for gold in the Olympics'...

Ian Thorpe talks to the Press at adidas House during the Athens Olympics.

Five-time Olympic champion Ian Thorpe will make an announcement on his swimming future at midday today in the Sydney CBD...

Ian Thorpe prepares to announce his retirement in front of a packed media gallery in Sydney, 21 Nov 2006.

Ian Thorpe, Australia’s most successful Olympian ever, retired today at a packed press conference in Sydney that was telecast live around Australia...