Summer News

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.

Australian gymnast Mary-Anne Monckton wins silver on the beam at the FIG World Challenge Cup in Doha in March, 2014.

GYMNASTICS - ARTISTIC: Australian gymnast Mary-Anne Monckton has won a silver medal on the beam at the FIG World Challenge Cup in Doha overnight.

Olivia Vivian of Western Australia competes on the Floor during day two of the Australian gymnastics Olympic selection trials in Melbourne, Australia.

GYMNASTICS - ARTISTIC: Australian gymnast Olivia Vivian has just fallen short of a podium finish in the uneven bars at the FIG World Challenge Cup in Doha overnight.

Ric Charlesworth, coach of Australia looks on during the match between Australia and the Netherlands during day two of the Champions Trophy on December 2, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

HOCKEY: World renowned hockey coach Ric Charlesworth has announced today that he will step down from his position as National Coach to the Australian men’s hockey team, the Kookaburras, following the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Lauren Mitchell competes in the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise final on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 7, 2012 in London, England.

GYMNASTICS: Australian Women's Artistic Gymnastics star Lauren Mitchell will compete for the first time since the London 2012 Olympic Games at the FIG World Challenge Cup this week (26-28) in Doha.