Summer News

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.

Australian Olympic silver medalist javelin thrower Louise Currey (L) meets for the first time with current Australian World championships silver medallist javelin thrower Kim Mickle during the John Landy Lunch at Federation Square on March 20, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.

ATHLETICS: The Australian javelin record belongs to Kim Mickle after she threw a monster 66.83m to win at the IAAF Melbourne World Challenge.

(L to R) Craig Phillips, Julien Prosser, Kitty Chiller, Chris Fydler and Matt Favier of the 2016 Australian Olympic Team Executive pose for a group photo at Melbourne Cricket Ground on November 20, 2013 during a Rio 2016 planning visit.

BLOG: Last time I posted a blog it was 1,000 days to go until the Rio Opening Ceremony in 2016. Today it is just 867 days to go and writing this blog provided an opportunity to reflect on what we have achieved in the last 133 days.

Susie O'Neill and Michael Klim out enjoying the Sydney Olympic Games in September 2000.

SWIMMING: Dual Olympic gold medallists Susie O'Neill and Michael Klim were on Thursday officially announced as mentors to the national team's leadership group.

Liam De Young looks on during an Australian Kookaburras training session at Shenton Park on April 18, 2012 in Perth, Australia.

HOCKEY: The Kookaburras marched into the final of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup with victory over world number seven side Korea on Thursday evening with what Head Coach Ric Charlesworth described as a “very good performance”.