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China have entered a highly competition team for the Athletics competition at the 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival to be held in Sydney in January. The Chinese team comprises 10 athletes ranking in the World top-5, including three World leaders.

Pat Johnson winning the 100 yards at the Zatopek Classic in Melbourne, 14 Dec 2006.

The 2006 staging of Melbourne’s time honoured Telstra Zatopek Classic coincided with a welcome change in the weather for the rest of the community, but one that brought mixed fortunes for the athletes taking part. Whilst the distance runners generally revelled in the wet and cooler conditions, the sprinters, jumpers and throwers were less enthusiastic.

Nathan Deakes at the Commonwealth Games

The stellar year for Australian athletics just keeps on keeping on, with Olympic bronze medallist Nathan Deakes breaking the world record for the 50km road walk in Geelong.

Track coach Trevor Graham received notice from the US Anti-Doping Agency that he is accused of violating doping rules, sources...

Benita Johnson finishes third in the 2006 Chicago Marathon in a new Australian Record.

The marathon could be Benita Johnson’s best chance of a medal at the Beijing Olympics.

Craig Mottram celebrates winning the 3000m at the World Cup on September 17, 2006 at the Olympic Stadium in Athens.

The international athletics season has concluded and world class athletes such as Craig Mottram, Paul Burgess, Steve Hooker...

Mexico 1968 200m silver medallist Peter Norman of Australia (lft) watches the flag raising during the medal ceremony, as Americans Tommy Smith and John Carlos give the Black Power Salute.

One of Australia’s best track & field athletes, Olympic silver medallist Peter Norman, has died after suffering a heart attack...

Craig Mottram’s year has ended with a flourish, setting a new world road best for 3000m at the Great North Run in Newcastle...

Marion Jones was listed on the US team announced Monday for next weekend's World Cup in Athletics at Athens, but...

Paul Burgess of Australia on his way to victory in the pole vault at the World Athletics Final on September 9, 2006 in Stuttgart, Germany.

Paul Burgess made amends for a disappointing Commonwealth Games in March by collecting the biggest pay cheque...