TEAM: Sochi 2014 may be 282 days away, but the first Australian Team Assembly held at the IceHouse in Melbourne today marked a significant step on the road to Russia for many of Australia’s finest athletes.
SOCHI 2014: The classic Blundstone dress boot has been chosen by the Australian Winter Olympic Team for Sochi 2014 as the shoe for their formal uniforms.
SWIMMING: Reigning world champion James Magnussen has produced the fastest time in the world this year, so to has Cate Campbell and Daniel Tranter swam a huge PB to win his place on the Barcelona Team.
SWIMMING: Queenslander Grant Irvine has announced himself on the Australian swimming scene by recording the second quickest Australian men’s 200m butterfly of all time, at the 2013 Australian Swimming Championships in Adelaide tonight.
SWIMMING: Gold Coast swimmer Thomas Fraser-Holmes produced an electric final 50 metres to highlight the increasing depth in Australian swimming and win his third straight men’s 200m freestyle title at the 2013 Swimming Championships tonight in Adelaide.
SWIMMING: Olympic gold medallist Alicia Coutts has added a brace of national titles to her growing trophy cabinet after two superb swims at the 2013 Australian Swimming Championships in Adelaide this evening.
FUNDING: Australian national sporting organisations have today learnt their funding allocations from the Australian Government for 2013-14 with Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Chair John Wylie AM announcing the breakdown in almost $120 million in government investment.
Direct financial support for Australia’s top athletes, including potential medal winners at the next year’s Commonwealth Games, will be boosted thanks to a new partnership between the ASC and ACGA.
ATHLETICS: Twenty-five outstanding athletes are officially headed to the IAAF World Championships in Moscow (RUS), with Athletics Australia Selectors today confirming the addition of 14 automatic selections to the Australian Flame team after their performances at the Qantas Australian Athletics Championships this past weekend.
GOLF: Adam Scott became an instant national hero when he won the US Masters on Sunday, snapping one of the country's great sporting hoodoos.