Summer News

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.

Australian swimmer Cate Campbell poses during a portrait session following the 15th FINA World Championships, on August 5, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

SWIMMING: World champion swimmer Cate Campbell does not like to set goals. Usually.

The Maria Lenak Aquatic Centre in Rio de Janeiro in October 2013. This venue will host Water Polo and Diving for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

RIO 2016: The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games today wrapped up its sixth visit to the Brazilian host city (19-21 March) with a clear message to the organisers that every second counts.

2014 Australian Youth Olympic Team Chef de Mission Susie O'Neill and the Nanjing YOG mascot.

NANJING 2014: Australian Olympic medallists Susie O’Neill (Swimming) and Jessica Fox (Canoe/Kayak) are in Nanjing, China this week for official meetings prior to the start of the second summer Youth Olympic Games, taking place in the city from 16 – 28 August 2014.

Christopher Ciriello during the Men's Hockey semi-final match between Australia and Germany on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Riverbank Arena Hockey Centre on August 9, 2012 in London, England.

HOCKEY: Set piece supremo Chris Ciriello’s four goals helped the Kookaburras to an unprecedented eighth Sultan Azlan Shah Cup title on Sunday night as Australia ran out 8-3 winners over hosts Malaysia.

Penny Taylor shoots for the basket during an International Basketball Friendly match.

BASKETBALL: A star-studded Australian women's basketball squad descended on Canberra on Sunday, with several big names welcomed into camp for the first time in preparation for the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women.

Australia celebrate after defeating the USA to win the Plate Final during the Tokyo Sevens, in the six round of the HSBC Sevens World Series at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground on March 23, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan.

RUGBY SEVENS: Stand-in skipper Con Foley praised his side as the Australia Men’s Sevens team bounced back from earlier defeat to New Zealand to claim the Plate trophy in the sixth leg of the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series in Tokyo.