DOPING: National Olympic boss John Coates says publicity surrounding the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) report into doping and potential crime links has clouded the worldwide reputation of Australia sport.
CYCLING: The Cyclones have finished with eight medals to be ranked third on the medal table at the end of the UCI Track World Championships in Minsk, Belarus.
AOC President John Coates made the following statement on the Bluestone Review into the Culture and Leadership of Swimming Australia.
SAILING: Two-time Olympic rower Sarah Cook has swapped oars for awesome, winning her first national sailing title just five months after switching to the sport.
ATHLETICS: Olympic sprinter Melissa Breen (ACT) was impressive at the Adelaide track Classic on Saturday taking out the sprint double, while fellow 2012 Olympian Josh ‘the Boss’ Ross (Vic) dominated to win the men’s 100m (10.45, w: -1.2). Emerging star Nicholas Hough (NSW) continued his 200m success with victory in a time of 20.71 (w: +1.7).
Australian athletes competing at the upcoming 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, will be the first to sign statutory declarations saying they have no history of doping in sport.
Australia is set to build on its recent Winter Olympic success, as the one year countdown to the Sochi 2014 Games is celebrated.
London 2012 Olympians Mitchell Watt (Qld), Ryan Gregson (NSW) and Anthony Alozie (NSW) have launched their 2013 season in style by winning their respective events at the Hunter Track Classic.
Queenslander Michelle Steele has equalled her best Skeleton World Championships performance by finishing in sixth place in St. Moritz, Switzerland on Friday.
SWIMMING: A shake-up was needed in the Australian swimming team after the London Olympics, according to golden girl Alicia Coutts.