June 23 is celebrated around the world as the birth of the modern Olympic Games. For this year's Olympic Day Australian athletes visited schools, got active and took to social media to celebrate the Olympics.
It will be a family affair at the IAAF World Championships, with up and comer Rachel Tallent set to join her three-time Olympic medal winning brother Jared Tallent on course for the race walk.
Olympic hurdles champion Sally Pearson has ruled herself out of August's world athletics championships in Beijing and is set for more surgery on her injured wrist on Tuesday.
ATHLETICS: A personal best in the women’s 1500m to Melissa Duncan (Vic) has seen the 25-year-old stake her maiden claim for selection to the Australian team bound for the Beijing 2015 World Championships.
ATHLETICS: Buoyed by podium finishes at three consecutive instalments of the IAAF Diamond League, the Commonwealth champion Dani Samuels has arrived home in Australia to continue her preparation for the IAAF World Championships.
Australian athlete Dani Samuels continues to stake her claim as a potential medallist at the IAAF World Championships by recording another second-place finish.