Summer News

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.

David Guest dives for the ball during a men's pool hockey match at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

HOCKEY: Australia’s under 18 boys will compete at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, after finishing second at the qualifying event in Vanuatu on Tuesday.

Australian thrower Matt Denny heaving the hammer over 79 metres to an Australian Record.

ATHLETICS: The ever-developing Australian Junior Athletics Championships will reach a very positive new milestone when competition gets underway at Sydney Olympic Park tomorrow, as more than 2000 athletes prepare to compete.

SWIMMING: The first Australian Olympic medallist from the Gold Coast, Greg Brough, has passed away on Sunday at the age of 63.

The Spirit players celebrate their win during the WNBL Grand Final match between Bendigo Spirit and Townsville Fire at Bendigo Stadium on March 9, 2014 in Bendigo, Australia.

BASKETBALL: Superstar import Kelsey Griffin and peerless veteran Kristi Harrower starred as Bendigo clinched back-to-back WNBL titles with a 94-83 home grand final win over Townsville on Sunday.

Pearson wins silver

9 March 2014
Silver medalist Sally Pearson of Australia celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Women's 60m Hurdles on day three of the IAAF World Indoor Championships at Ergo Arena on March 9, 2014 in Sopot, Poland.

ATHLETICS: The Australian Flame captain Sally Pearson (Qld) has won a silver medal in the women’s 60m hurdles at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot (POL).

IOC President Thomas Bach with YOG Ambassadors Yuna Kim, the South Korean figure skater, and Chad le Clos, the South African swimming sensation and athletes Adam Lamhamedi of Morocco, Australian Greta Small and Katie Summerhayes from Great Britain.

YOUTH OLYMPICS: During the final hours of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, IOC President Thomas Bach already had one eye on the next event on the Olympic horizon: the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

Team Australia's leader Bob Oatley (R) talks to skipper Mathew Belcher (2nd R) as Sandy Oatley (C) chats to the syndicate's CEO Iain Murray (2nd L) and sailor Tom Slingsby (L) at the launch of the new AC45 catamaran on Sydney Harbour on March 6, 2014.

SAILING: Olympic champion Mathew Belcher insists he can defend his gold medal while also leading Australia's new America's Cup team.

Sally Pearson of Australia and Tiffany Porter of Great Britain compete in the Women's 60 Metres Hurdles Final during day two of the 14th IAAF World Indoor Championships at the Atakoy Athletics Arena on March 10, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.

ATHLETICS: The stage is set for Sally Pearson (Qld) to defend her 60m hurdles crown at the IAAF World Indoor Championships, with the 26-year-old arriving in the host city of Sopot, Poland after a blistering two weeks on the track.

EQUESTRIAN: Smack bang in the middle of NSW, a chance encounter with a drover over a paddock fence linked Bridget Hyem to Olympic glory.