Summer News

Aaron Downes heads the ball to score a goal during the Olympic Games qualifying match between Australia Under 23's and Iran Under 23's at Hindmarsh Stadium on May 16, 2007 in Adelaide.

Chesterfield central defender Aaron Downes scored just three minutes into his Australian under 23s debut as the home team wore down Iran for a 3-1 win

Robert Baan, national under-23 coach and FFA technical director.

Australian coach Robert Baan chose the eve of his side's pivotal Olympic qualifier against Iran to confirm he will not manage the side beyond the current stage of the campaign.

Liesel Jones relieved at winning her first World Title at Montreal in 2005.

Dual world record holder Leisel Jones will return to her former hometown of Brisbane this weekend to begin her campaign for gold at next year’s Beijing Olympic Games.

The Australian men's hockey team celebrate their gold medal win at Athens 2004.

Australia's men's hockey team regained the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup by defeating Malaysia 3-1 in the final of the 16th edition on Sunday.

The Australian men's hockey team celebrate their gold medal win at Athens 2004.

The Kookaburras have powered through to the Azlan Shah semi finals with a convincing 7-2 win over China, in Malaysia last night.

Sally McLellan powers to victory in the 100m hurdles at the Osaka Grand Prix on May 5 2007 in an Australian Record 12.71s.

Gold Coast sprint star Sally McLellan has smashed her own Australian 100m hurdles record in recording the fastest time in the world this year at the World Athletics Tour event in Osaka, Japan.

Troy Elder in control against Korea in Rockhampton where he scored twice, 16 August 2006.

Australia's men's hockey team starts as favourite for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup from Saturday, which also brings together former champions India, South Korea and Pakistan.World No.2 Australia has been the most successful team at the tournament, winning in 1983, 1998, 2004 and 2005

Ian Thorpe announcing his retirement from swimming in Sydney on 21 November 2006.

World Anti-Doping Agency chairman Dick Pound has denied any drug-testing laboratory leaked news of Ian Thorpe's investigation for abnormal hormone levels.French newspaper L'Equipe recently alleged a urine sample Thorpe provided in May last year produced abnormally high readings for testosterone

Nicholas Kirley shooting to gold in the double trap at the 2007 AYOF in Sydney.

Australian rifle shooter Warren Potent, 45, has continued his recent good form at the international level by winning the 50 metre prone rifle event on Day 6 of the Sydney

Libby Lenton celebrates swimming the world's fastest ever 100m freestyle clocking 52.99 secs at the Duel in the Pool in Sydney.

Swimming Australia has received confirmation from the sport’s world governing body, FINA, that the 100 metre freestyle time of 52.99 that Libby Lenton swam at this month’s Duel in the Pool will not be ratified as a world record.The time, swum by Lenton as the lead-off leg of a mixed 4x100m freestyle relay where she was racing a