Summer News

(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”.

Emma Snowsill celebrates after taking the gold medal in the women's triathlon on Day 10 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

YOG: In conjunction with the International Olympic Committee, the International Triathlon Union is pleased to announce that Australian Olympic gold medallist Emma Snowsill has been selected to be an Athlete Role Model for the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games.

Brendan Sexton competes in the running stage of the Men's Triathlon event at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Hyde Park which was won by Alistair Brownlee of Team GB on August 7, 2012 in London, England.

TRIATHLON: There was plenty of fierce racing across the weekend, with Australia well represented in the top 10 of the men's and women's events at the Mooloolaba Triathlon.

Sally Pearson crosses the finish line to win the Womens 100m race during the Sydney Track Classic at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on March 15, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

ATHLETICS: An enthralled crowd of almost 5,000 people have been entertained at the Sydney Track Classic tonight, with great racing on track shining alongside outstanding Commonwealth Games A-Standard performances in the field.

Athletes cross the finish line while competing in the Womens Under 18's 100m event during the Australian Junior Athletics Championships at Sydney Olympic Park on March 16, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

ATHLETICS: Australia has a new national record from the Australian Junior Athletics Championships, with Gabriella O’Grady, Jessica Thornton, Sam Geddes and Audrey Kyriacou combining to eclipse the girl’s under 18 4x100m relay record set way back in 1979.

TRIATHLON: Australian triathletes know they face a step up in class with a host of big name international’s sure to keep them honest in Saturday’s opening Triathlon World Cup race of the season in Mooloolaba, QLD.

Dani Samuels of Australia poses during an Athletics Australia Olympic Media Day at Tonbridge Training Camp, 2012 in Tonbridge, England.

ATHLETICS: Discus champion Dani Samuels has announced she will also contest shot put at the Commonwealth Games, the first time she has done so at a major event since 2006.

Emma Twigg of New Zealand (silver), Kim Crow of Australia (gold), Mirka Knapkova of Czech Republic (bronze) pose with their medals after the Women's Single Sculls final during day eight of the 2013 World Rowing Championships on September 1, 2013 in Chungju, South Korea.

ROWING: Sydney's World Cup rowing regatta has received a major boost with Olympic champion Mirka Knapkova arriving for a showdown with Australia's sculling queen Kim Crow.