Summer News

800 meter runner Alex Rowe during an Australian Athletics training camp on July 20, 2014 at Gateshead International Stadium in Gateshead, England.

ATHLETICS: Victorian middle-distance runner Alex Rowe has equalled the Australian men’s 800m national record at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco, matching the time of 1:44.40 set by Ralph Doubell when he won the gold medal at the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games.

Australian men's volleyball team in action at the Asian qualifying tournament in Canberra on 7 September 2013.

VOLLEYBALL: The Australian men's volleyball team has been rewarded for their outstanding return to the World League by being promoted to Group One for 2015

IOC: Leading representatives of the Olympic Movement met in Lausanne today, with the Olympic Agenda 2020 process central to their discussions.

Thomas Edgar #19 of Australia spikes the ball as Bartosz Kurek #6,Piotr Nowakowski #1 and Zbigniew Bartman #9 of Poland defend during Men's Volleyball on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Earls Court on August 6, 2012 in London, England.

VOLLEYBALL: Australia has lost its first match of the Volleyball World League finals in Italy, beaten in four sets by the United States.

Thomas Edgar #19 of Australia spikes the ball as Bartosz Kurek #6,Piotr Nowakowski #1 and Zbigniew Bartman #9 of Poland defend during Men's Volleyball on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Earls Court on August 6, 2012 in London, England.

VOLLEYBALL: Australia will be missing three of their Olympic stars when they take on the United States tomorrow morning (Australian time) in their first match of the Volleyball World League finals in Italy.

Adam Scott of Australia reacts alongside caddie Steve Williams after Scott makes a birdie putt on the second sudden death playoff hole to defeat Angel Cabrera of Argentina to win the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 14, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia.

The International Golf Federation has announced the qualification system for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where the sport will make its return for the first time since St Louis 1904.

Eamon Sullivan adjusts his goggles during previews ahead of the London Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre in Olympic Park on July 23, 2012 in London, England.

SWIMMING: Former world record holder Eamon Sullivan has retired from competitive swimming because of an ongoing shoulder injury.

Joe Ingles of the Boomers in action during the third match between the Australian Boomers and the New Zealand Tall Blacks at Sydney Entertainment Centre on September 11, 2011.

BASKETBALL: Some of the game’s biggest names have been included in the Australian 17-man squad for the road to the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain, tipping off in late August.

Thomas Edgar #19 of Australia spikes the ball as Bartosz Kurek #6,Piotr Nowakowski #1 and Zbigniew Bartman #9 of Poland defend during Men's Volleyball on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Earls Court on August 6, 2012 in London, England.

VOLLEYBALL: Less than 48 hours after pulling off one of the biggest wins in Australian volleyball history, the Volleyroos have arrived in Italy to contest the World League finals with the best five teams in the world.

Ian Thorpe trains during an Australian Swimming Championships training session at the South Australian Aquatic & Leisure Centre on March 14, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia.

SWIMMING: Swimming Australia President John Bertrand, on behalf of the board and the Australian swimming community, has congratulated Ian Thorpe, on his courageous interview with Sir Michael Parkinson on Network Ten last night.