Summer News

Hockey gold medallist Nova Peris with the Olympic flame in front of Uluru to start the Sydney 2000 torch relay in Australia.

Catch up on all the news from the weekend, including a huge AOC Annual General Meeting, athletics grand prix, Rugby 7s action in Glasgow and the BMX World Cup second round.

Four Australians have finished in the top 20 at the 2015 Badminton Horse Trials

Benn Harradine competes in the Mens discuss throw open during the Queensland Track Classic at Queensland Sports and Aquatic Centre on March 29, 2014.

Discus thrower Benn Harradine booked his spot in the Australian squad for August's world athletics championships with an impressive season-opening effort in Germany.

Sally Pearson (L) competes in W100mH during the Grand Prix Tokyo 2015 at Todoroki Stadium on May 10, 2015.

Sally Pearson surged to victory in the women’s 100m hurdles to open her 2015 international athletics season at the IAAF Grand Prix meet in Japan.

Daniel Franks #22 of New Zealand, Emilio Andres Falla Buchely #50 of Ecuador, Sam Willoughby #1 and Anthony Dean #144 both of Australia and Tre Whyte of Great Britain compete in Heat 3 of the Mens Elite UCI BMX Supercross World Cup on May 10, 2015 in Arnhem, Netherlands.

Reigning BMX world champion Sam Willoughby has claimed the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series lead after finishing second in the second round of the season.

In this handout image provided by the World Archery Federation, Ryan Tyack of Australia competes in the Recurve Men's team final against Japan at the Archery World Cup 2014 Stage 1 on the banks of the Huang Pu river on April 27, 2014.

There were no medals for Australian archers at the opening World Cup event in Shanghai, but head coach Ya-Ping Shih is happy with what she saw.

Madison Hughes of USA dumps the ball off under pressure during the Rugby 7s match between USA and Australia at Scotstoun Stadium on May 10, 2015.

The Qantas Australian Men's team has finished seventh at the Glasgow Sevens after losses to the USA and South Africa on Finals Day.

A back post deflection from Eddie Ockenden seconds before the half time, saw Australia take the lead

A clinical final 30 minutes saw the Kookaburras overcome a tight opening half to run out 5-0 winners over Pakistan in their final match at the Hobart International Challenge.

The Kookaburras have done the double over Kiwi rivals the New Zealand Black Sticks following up Tuesday’s 3-0 win with a 5-2 victory in front of a packed Tasmanian Hockey Centre.

Emerging Australian triathlete Ryan Fisher scores a dramatic sprint finish in the third ITU Triathlon World Cup in Chengdu, China.

Emerging Australian triathlete Ryan Fisher has backed himself to win a dramatic sprint finish in the third ITU Triathlon World Cup in Chengdu, China.