Summer News

Kim Mickle competes in the Women's Javelin during the IAAF Melbourne World Challenge at Olympic Park on March 22, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.

ATHLETICS: Sally Pearson will square off against the woman who succeeded her as world champion and Kim Mickle takes on the Olympic javelin champion in Rome

Team Australia's new AC45 catamaran speeds over the water during its first outing on Sydney Harbour on March 6, 2014. Olympic champion Mathew Belcher was named on March 6 as skipper of Australia's America's Cup entrant as the country looks to win the prestigious Auld Mug for the first time since 1983.

SAILING: The America's Cup has shaken and stirred the rules for the 2017 regatta.

Mercy Cherono of Kenya (R) and Zoe Buckman of Australia compete in the Women's 1500 metres during the IAAF Melbourne World Challenge at Olympic Park on March 22, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.

ATHLETICS: World championships finalist Zoe Buckman took advantage of a super-fast 1500m at the Diamond League meet in Oregon to improve her personal best and consolidate her position as the third-fastest Australian over the distance.

Richie Campbell of Australia in action during the Men's Preliminary Round match between Spain and Australia on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

WATER POLO: The Australian men’s water polo team have come away with the bronze medal at the FINA World League Intercontinental Cup in Shanghai, China after a 16-8 victory over host nation China.

Danielle Prince of Australia performs her Rope routine in the Rhythmic Gymnastics team final and individual qualifying round during day nine of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games on October 12, 2010 in Delhi, India.

GYMNASTICS: Danielle Prince is looking forward to playing the senior role in the Australian rhythmic gymnastics team at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Ivo Dos Santos competes against Colin Oates of Great Britain in the Men's -66 kg Judo on Day two of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on July 29, 2012 in London, England.

JUDO: Two teenagers have been named in the line-up to represent Australia in judo at the Commonwealth Games following the sport's 12-year absence from the competition.

Michael Rogers leads riders up Mount Buningyong Road during the 2012 Cycling Australia Road National Championships on January 8, 2012 in Buninyong, Australia.

CYCLING: Nairo Quintana virtually clinched the Giro d'Italia title Saturday with a strong ride up the demanding Monte Zoncolan, while Michael Rogers benefited from a fan interruption to post his second stage victory of the race.

Seen Lee competes in the Women's 63kg Weightlifting final on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on July 31, 2012 in London, England.

WEIGHTLIFTING: The Australian weightlifters competing at the Oceania Championships had impressive competitions, especially from the strong women's team which included Olympians Seen Lee and Deborah Acason.

Mark Worthington of Australia attempts a lay up against Zhonghao Xu of China during the match between at Challenge Stadium on May 29, 2014 in Perth, Australia.

BASKETBALL: Australia's men dominated China in an eventful 85-64 win in the second game of their four-match basketball series in Perth on Saturday night.

(L-R) 2nd Sarah Groff of USA, 1st Gwen Jorgensen of USA and 3rd Emma Jackson of Australia pose on the podium after the Elite Women's PruHealth World Triathlon Grand Final London at Hyde Park as part of the ITU World Championships Series on May 31, 2014 in London, England.

TRIATHLON: Australia’s Emma Jackson served notice on her Commonwealth Games rivals when she produced the second fastest run of the day to grab a stirring bronze medal in the ITU World Triathlon Series event in London overnight.