Summer News

The 16 captains gather at SkyPoint, Gold Coast, ahead of Round One of the 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series on the Gold Coast. Australian Sevens captain Ed Jenkins holds the trophy with a stunning Gold Coast backdrop on Wednesday afternoon.

RUGBY SEVENS: The time for talking is nearly over. Olympic qualification is up for grabs.

Combination of triathlete Michellie Jones celebrating her silver medal at the Sydney 2000 Olympics with the spectators, and Jodie Henry all smiles after winning the 100m freestyle at the Athens 2004 Olympics. Henry won another two relay gold at these Games.

AWARDS: Olympic stars Jodie Henry OAM and Michellie Jones complete the list of eight inductees for 2014 into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame - one of the highest of this sporting nation’s individual honours.

Natalie Cook and Kerri Pottharst of Australia celebrate gold in the Beach Volleyball Final against Brazil at Bondi Beach on Day 10 of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Natalie Cook OAM and Kerri Pottharst OAM captivated the nation with Olympic gold in 2000 and now share another special moment as inductees into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame

Edwin Dawkins of New Zealand and Peter Lewis of Australia race in the Men’s Sprint Bronze Final at Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome during day two of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 25, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

CYCLING: The Adelaide Super-drome will play host to Australia and New Zealand’s best track cyclists at the 2015 Oceania Track Championships from October 8 – 11.

Australia’s swimming great, Dawn Fraser, is returning to Japan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics where she made history and captured the golden hat trick.

The Australian Opals win bronze at the 2014 World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey on October 5, 2014.

BASKETBALL: The Opals have saved their best for last to win the bronze medal in style at the women's world basketball championship.

Australian 470 World Champions Will Ryan and Mat Belcher celebrate victory at the 2014 ISAF World Championships at Santader, Spain on Saturday 20 September 2014.

SAILING: Australian Olympians Mat Belcher and Will Ryan, along with James Spithill have been nominated for the World Sailor of the Year award.

Nawal El Moutawakel, IOC Member from Morocco and Chair the 2016 Coordination Commission fields questions from the media at a press conference during the 7th Meeting of the IOC Coordination Commission on October 1, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On El Moutawakel's right is Carlos Arthur Nuzman, President, Rio 2016 Organizing Committee.

The IOC Coordination Commission has concluded its seventh visit to the South American host city, satisfied with the progress that the Rio organisers have made since their last visit in March.

The Australian defense put Belarus under a lot of pressure during the pool stage game at the 2014 FIBA World Championships in Turkey. Australia won 87-45.

BASKETBALL: The Australian Women's Basketball Team have advanced to the Quarter Finals in emphatic fashion, crushing Belarus 87-45 to finish top of Group C

Paul Gaudoin named Kookaburras Assistant Coach

Hockey Australia is pleased to announce that Paul Gaudoin will step up to become the Senior Assistant Coach with the Australian men's team following Graham Reid’s appointment as National Coach in September.