Summer News

Sally Pearson of Australia in the women's 100m hurdles during the IAAF Diamond League meeting at the Olympic Stadium on August 6, 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Australian Sally Pearson has made a sizzling return to top form with victory in the 100m hurdles and a season-best time at the Diamond League meet in Stockholm.

Layne Beachley at a press conference in 2008.

Seven-time World Surfing Champion Layne Beachley was today appointed as an Athlete Liaison Officer (ALO) for the London 2012 Australian Olympic Team.Beachley made her debut on the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Women’s World Tour as a 16-year-old and climbed the rankings with determination and focus that would see her become one of Australia’s greatest athletes and the most successful female surfer of all time.

Greg Nance

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) today announced the appointment of Greg Nance as Director, Security Liaison to the 2012 Australian Olympic Team.Mr Nance is currently the Director, Sports Development at the Australian Sports Commission (ASC), a position that involves responsibility for Sport Services and Sports Capability Building including National Talent Identification and Development.

Jamie Dwyer in full flight against Germany at the 2010 Champions Trophy. Australia won 3-1.

Despite having the least experienced team at the tournament, the Kookaburras have defeated Germany to remain undefeated

Susie Balogh, Shooting

Olympic gold medallist Suzy Balogh says her omission from the Australian shooting team for the New Delhi Commonwealth Games has put the fire in her belly to aim for the London Olympics.

A general view of the continuing construction work on the London 2012 Olympic Park on July 30, 2010 in London.

The once derelict site which is now London’s Olympic Park has revealed everything from cobbled streets from the Roman days to old cars, refrigerators and now four prehistoric

The force of riot police on show in London outside the West Ham football ground, Upton Park on August 25, 2009 in London, England.

Security will be tight and very well organised at the 2012 Olympics in London in the wake of the 2005 tragedy when terrorists blew up three tube trains and a bus killing over 50 people.

Four-time Olympian and two-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Diamond.

Dual Olympic gold medallist Michael Diamond has narrowly missed out on a place in the 2010 ISSF World Shooting Championship final despite a tremendous fight back

Matthew Swann celebrates a rare goal in the 2010 Champions Trophy against England, where Australia won 3-2 in Germany.

The Kookaburras remain undefeated at the 2010 Champions Trophy after hanging on against a late surging England to record a 3-2

A general view of the continuing construction work on the London 2012 Olympic Park on July 30, 2010 in London, England.

The Chairman of London 2012, Lord Sebastian Coe, opened the conference saying press had long been “his greatest sponsors” when he was a gold medal winning distance runner.