Summer News

Christian Sprenger competes in the final of the Mens 100 metre Breaststroke event during the 2014 Australian Swimming Championships at Brisbane Aquatic Centre on April 3, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.

SWIMMING: Updates from the Australian Swimming Championships in Brisbane which also acted as selection trials for the 2014 Pan Pacs and Commonwealth Games.

The Australia Swim Team pose during the 2014 Australian Swimming Championships at Brisbane Aquatic Centre on April 6, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.

SWIMMING: The Australian Swim Team for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has been announced, tonight following a week of world class action at the Australian Swimming Championships in Brisbane.

Steven Solomon wins the 400m final during the 92nd Australian Athletics Championships at Olympic Park on April 5, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.

Olympic finalist Steve Solomon asserted his supremacy in the 400m, winning in an impressive time of 45.38 in his first outdoor race of the year in Melbourne on Saturday.

IOC Vice-President and Tokyo 2020 coordination commission Chairman John Coates in Tokyo on 4 April 2014 for the first round of meetings with the local organising committee.

IOC: The International Olympic Committee's co-ordination commission, led by Australia's John Coates, has concluded its first talks with organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Keynote speech by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

OLYMPIC: The UN General Assembly has declared 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Created at the initiative of the International Olympic Committee and officially announced at the United Nations headquarters last August, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace promotes the role of sport as a tool at the service of society and a universal tool for peace.

Alana Boyd competes in the Women's Pole Vault during the Queensland Track Classic at Queensland Sports and Aquatic Centre on March 29, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.

ATHLETICS: Benn Harradine (Qld), Alana Boyd (Qld) and Sally Pearson (Qld) have entertained their home crowd by achieving Commonwealth Games A-Qualifiers at the Queensland Track Classic.

Greg Jeloudev of Australia is tackled during the Pool B match between Australia and South Africa during the 2014 Hong Kong Sevens at Hong Kong International Stadium on March 29, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

RUGBY SEVENS: The Australian Men’s Sevens team recorded their second best placing of the 2013/14 Sevens World Series season after finishing fourth at a packed-out Hong Kong Stadium on Sunday night.

The London 2012 gold medal winning K4 crew - Tate Smith, Murray Stewart, David Smith & Jacob Clear- competing at the 2014 Australian Sprint Championships in South Australia.

CANOE/KAYAK - SPRINT: A wrap up of all the results from racing at the National Sprint Championships in Adelaide.

Australian rowers prepare for the National Rowing Selection Trials at Penrith International Regatta Centre on March 27, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.

ROWING: Updates from the 2014 Sydney International Rowing Regatta (SIRR) in Penrith.

Aussies sweep Japan

29 March 2014
Georgia Nanscawen passes the ball during the Australia v Netherlands friendly match at Riverbank Arena on July 22, 2012 in London, England.

HOCKEY: Wrapping up a busy past week the Australian women's hockey team marched into their fifth and final match of the Test series against Japan winning 5-2 on home turf in Perth.