Summer News

Mark Jamieson, Bradley Mcgee, Luke Roberts and Jack Bobridge compete during qualifying for the men's team pursuit track cycling event held at the Laoshan Velodrome during Day 9 of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games on August 17.

Olympic gold medallist Luke Roberts will return to cycling's UCI ProTour next year, debuting with German team Milram at the Tour Down Under.Tour Down Under race director Mike Turtur confirmed Milram's rider list on Monday for event in Adelaide next January.

Francis Hergerty, Cameron McKenzie-McHarg, James Marburg and Matt Ryan compete in the Men's Four Semifinal race at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park during Day 5 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 13, 2008 in Beijing, China.

England has Oxford-Cambridge, in the United States it's Yale-Harvard and now Australian rowing wants to tap into the rivalry between Melbourne and Sydney.

Eamon Sullivan is congratulated by Ashley Callus after winning the Men's 50m Butterfly final at the Australian Championships - December 9, 2006 in Brisbane

Ashley Callus has seized ownership of the title of Australia's fastest swimmer by breaking Eamon Sullivan's 50m freestyle record at the AIS International in Canberra.

Opals confident with draw

26 November 2009
Lauren Jackson #15 of Australia drives to the basket on Anastasiya Verameyenka #10 of Belarus in the preliminary women's basketball game at the Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium during day 1 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 9, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

Australia have been handed a dream draw for the defence of their women's basketball world championship crown in the Czech Republic next year.

Tara Kirk of the United States congratulates Leisel Jones following the Women's 100m Breaststroke final at the 2007 World Championships in Melbourne.

Leisel Jones has provided her strongest indication she is ready to carry on and become the first Australian swimmer to compete at four Olympic Games.Clearly encouraged after breaking two world shortcourse records this month in Berlin, triple Olympic gold medallist Jones is talking about the 2012 London Games with fresh enthusiasm.

Tallent clocks fastest time

22 November 2009
Jared Tallent competes in the Australian 50km Road Walking Championships on November 22, 2009 in Melbourne. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

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

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 100 Metres Final during day two of the 12th IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Olympic Stadium on August 16, 2009 in Berlin, Germany. Bolt set a new World Record of 9.58.

Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt and Jamaican-born United States' 400 metres runner Sanya Richards were named athletes of the year.

Dwyer scores hat-trick

21 November 2009
Jamie Dwyer of Australia and Eduard Tubau of Spain contest the ball during the first test match between the Australian Kookaburras and Spain at Perth Hockey Stadium on November 21, 2009. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

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.

The Australian Mens Pursuit team of Rohan Dennis, Luke Durbridge, Michael Hepburn and Cameron Meyer on their way to winning the Gold Medal at the UCI World Cup Melbourne Classic at Hisense Arena on November 20, 2009 in Melbourne. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

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.

Athens gold medallist Mark Knowles and Simon Orchard show off their Mos as part of the Champions Trophy charity - Movember.

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