TEAM: Australian youth athletes are travelling to the second summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing with a wealth of knowledge and experience behind them in the form of Olympic coaches and mentors.
Australian discus thrower Dani Samuels has thrown over 67 metres for the third time this year to finish second at the IAAF Diamond League.
Ultra-consistent Australian Kim Mickle has claimed yet another podium finish at the Diamond League.
TEAM: There may be a World Cup and a few Commonwealth Games medals to win over the next two months, but come August 16, sporting eyes can shift to the next generation in Australian sport.
ATHLETICS: When Sydney teenager, Samantha Geddes steps onto the track at the second summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, it will have been a long time coming for the youngster.
AOC: The AOC has launched a peer support program called ‘Champ Connect’, for aspiring athletes wearing the green and gold at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games.
ATHLETICS: The IAAF World Championships silver medallist Kim Mickle has placed third in the women’s javelin at Round 4 of the IAAF Diamond League in Rome.
ATHLETICS: Sally Pearson will square off against the woman who succeeded her as world champion and Kim Mickle takes on the Olympic javelin champion in Rome
ATHLETICS: World championships finalist Zoe Buckman took advantage of a super-fast 1500m at the Diamond League meet in Oregon to improve her personal best and consolidate her position as the third-fastest Australian over the distance.
ATHLETICS: Australia set a brace of national endurance relay records and claimed two battling fourth place finishes on the final day of the IAAF World Relays. These fantastic efforts followed a bronze medal on Day 1