Sydney is gearing itself to host the 2013 Oceania Shooting Continental Championship, an event run once every two years. To be held at the 2000 Olympic Games legacy venue, the Sydney International Shooting Centre will welcome about 230 athletes, with over 400 starts expected.
CYCLING - TRACK: Olympic gold medalist Anna Meares produced a world-class performance to claim gold in the 500m time trial at the Oceania track cycling championships as Australia grabbed three golds on the opening night of competition in Invercargill, New Zealand.
KAYAKING/ ROWING: It was all about bragging rights, and in the end the winners took up the opportunity to do just that.
TOKYO 2020: Two months after Tokyo winning the bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games, reality is beginning to set in for the Japanese capital.
EQUESTRIAN - EVENTING: London 2012 Olympian Chris Burton has produced a come from behind victory at the Australian International Three Day Event on a horse he first rode only four days ago.
ATHLETICS: Javelin thrower Kim Mickle has been rewarded for a stellar 2013 campaign, edging out Sally Pearson to claim the Australian female athlete of the year award.
ATHLETICS: Marjorie Jackson, the first Australian female ever to set an athletics world record, will join her equally impressive compatriot Betty Cuthbert in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Hall of Fame.
SAILING: Tom Slingsby has re-signed with rich America's Cup champions Oracle Team USA in a decision that appears likely to scupper any hopes of him repeating his London Olympic heroics.
AIS: BMX world champion Caroline Buchanan and rowing world champion Kim Crow have been crowned joint winners of the 2013 athlete of the year award at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra.
SWIMMING: Rising middle distance swimmer Thomas Fraser-Holmes has picked up two gold medals on the opening night of finals at the FINA World Cup in Beijing.