Former discus world champion Dani Samuels threw her second best mark of the year and Olympic Champion Sally Pearson is getting quicker as she returns from injury.
YOG: The 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games will be hosted by the city of Buenos Aires in 2018, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge announced today following a vote by the IOC members at an Extraordinary IOC Session in Lausanne.
SWIMMING: Triple Olympian and multiple world champion Libby Trickett has today announced her retirement from competitive swimming.
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TENNIS: Bernard Tomic's Wimbledon campaign has ended in a four-set loss to Czech seventh seed Tomas Berdych in the fourth round.
CYCLING: Australia's Simon Gerrans of the Orica-GreenEDGE team won the third stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday (AEST) in a sprint finish at the end of the 145-kilometre ride from Ajaccio to Calvi on Corsica.
ATHLETICS: Olympic champion Sally Pearson (Qld), Australian half marathon record holder Collis Birmingham (Vic) and former world champion Dani Samuels (NSW) were the best of the Australians at Round 7 of the IAAF Diamond League in Birmingham late this evening, as a green and gold contingent of nine battled it out with the world’s best.
ATHLETICS: Olympic champion Sally Pearson (Qld) hasreturned from injury in style by clocking 12.67 (w: +0.9) to win the women’s 100m hurdles at the Ostrava Golden Spike, as Brett Robinson (ACT) staked his claim for IAAF World Championships selection with a B-Qualifier in the men’s 5000m.
ATHLETICS: Olympic champion Sally Pearson makes her long-awaited return to racing this week, just as the global 100m hurdles scene has undergone a dramatic change.
AOC President, John Coates, has congratulated the Federal Sports Minister, Senator Kate Lundy, after the ASADA Bill passed through the Senate saying it “reinforces the Minister’s strong commitment to the fight against doping in sport in Australia”.