Summer News

Australian 470 World Champions Will Ryan and Mat Belcher celebrate victory at the 2014 ISAF World Championships at Santader, Spain on Saturday 20 September 2014.

SAILING: Olympic Champion Mat Belcher writes sailing history by making it five titles in a row and Australia has now qualified six boat classes for Rio 2016.

Members of the Australian Canoeing Team (minus Jess Fox) for the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in Deep Creek, USA.

CANOE/KAYAK - SLALOM: Australian athletes performed well in the early stages of the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships giving plenty of medal hopes ahead of the medal rounds.

ASADA Statement

19 September 2014
A doping test is undertaken in laboratory.

ASADA: Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) welcomes the judgment delivered today by Justice Middleton in the matter of Essendon Football Club and James Albert Hird v The Chief Executive Officer of ASADA.

Burton sails to silver

19 September 2014
Tom Burton (NSW) claimed Australia’s first medal of the ISAF Sailing World Championships – a silver – in the Laser class on Thursday (18 September).

SAILING: Tom Burton claimed Australia’s first medal of the ISAF Sailing World Championships – a silver – in the Laser class on Thursday. In other Australian results, defending World Champions Mat Belcher and Will Ryan took the lead in the Men’s 470 fleet in Santander, Spain, while Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen moved into third in the 49er class.

The process of planting grass begins on the Olympic Golf Course.

GOLF: The future of the golf course under construction for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 is unclear after the city of Rio and the course developer - both defendants in a lawsuit - failed to agree to changes proposed by a Brazilian court.

Jessica Fox of Australia competes during the Womens Kayak Single (K1) Slalom heats on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Lee Valley White Water Centre on July 30, 2012 in London, England.

CANOE/KAYAK - SLALOM: Only a handful of the top paddlers contest both the women’s C1 and K1 events, and Fox is determined to prove she can do both. No woman has ever won both titles at a senior World Championship level.

Australian sports fans in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the FIFA Football World Cup in July 2014.

RIO 2016: Games organisers have unveiled ticket pricing aimed at making attendance "as affordable as possible," with Australian residents encouraged to register their interest.

Flavia Gobbo who was appointed Rowing Australia Chairman on 15 September 2014.

ROWING: Colin Smith has tendered his resignation as Chairman of Rowing Australia, a decision which took effect at the RA Board Meeting yesterday.

Malcolm Speed arrives for the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Annual Induction ceremony at Crown Palladium on October 11, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

CYCLING: The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and Cycling Australia (CA) today welcomed the appointment of a new board to CA which gives the sport the right mix of skills and expertise for it to reach its full potential.

Catherine Skinner of Australia after receiving her bronze medal for the Women's Trap event at the World Championships in Granda Spain on 13 September 2014.

SHOOTING: Victorian 24-year-old Catherine Skinner has claimed a bronze medal in Women’s Trap and Emma Cox has won silver in the non-Olympic women's double trap at the Shooting World Championship in Granada, Spain.