Athletics Australia Appeal update
Athletics Australia advises that the appeal of Tamsyn Manou, to be considered for nomination to the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), will be held on Wednesday 4 July in Melbourne.
Athletics Australia launches iCoach
Athletics Australia will today launch iCoach, a complete directory of Australia's accredited athletics coaches that allows newcomers to the sport to find a suitable coach in their event and region.
Samuels set to start at Diamond League in Paris
Dani Samuels (NSW) will make her European competition debut in the women's discus in Paris (FRA) on Friday night against a loaded field that is led by Nadine Muller (GER) who has the world lead of 68.89m.
Athletics Australia appeals update
The Independent Selection Appeals Tribunal dismissed the appeal of Tamsyn Manou against non-nomination to the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) on Wednesday 4 July in Melbourne.
Pearson and Samuels win in Paris
There was double delight at the Meeting Areva in Paris on Friday 6 July when both Sally Pearson (Qld) and Dani Samuels (NSW) came away with Samsung Diamond League wins.
SPARK: 28 ready to blaze straight in Barcelona
Australia has a rich tradition of success in sprints and hurdles events at the IAAF world junior championships, with 17 of our 35 medals from the 13 previous instalments hailing from the 100m, 200m, 400m, 100m/110m hurdles or relays.
Watt wins long jump in Madrid
Mitchell Watt (Qld) has soared a wind assisted season best of 8.26m (w: +3.7) to win the men's long jump at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Madrid (ESP) this evening.
SPARK: Distance no concern for eight in Barcelona
The 2012 Australian Spark includes a middle distance and walks squad of eight, with five having previous international experience at either the Youth Olympic Games, the 2011 IAAF world youth championships or the IAAF World Race Walking Cup.
London Diamond League preview
The eighth stop of the Samsung Diamond League circuit will see 13 Flame athletes compete in London, exactly two weeks before the Opening Ceremony takes place in the capital city.
SPARK: Potezny and Toolis advance to final
Tessa Potezny (SA, 3000m SC) and Wasie Toolis (Qld, javelin have set the tone for the Australian Spark at the 2012 IAAF world junior championships, advancing to finals in their respective events on day one in Barcelona (ESP).
SPARK: Quartet of Spark progress on track
Competition at the IAAF world junior championships has continued into the warm evening in Barcelona (ESP), with ideal conditions seeing Steven Solomon (NSW, 400m), Jarryd Buchan (Vic, 400m), Carla Williams (Qld, 400m), and Ashleigh Whittaker (Vic) advancing to semi-finals on the track.
Birkinhead on target for shot put final
National under 20 record holder Damien Birkinhead (Vic) has progressed with ease to the boy's shot put final at the IAAF world junior championships in Barcelona (ESP) after hurling 20.01m, 70 centimetres more than the auto-advance mark, on his first attempt.
SPARK: Birkinhead and Stein win world junior medals
Jake Stein (NSW) and Damien Birkinhead (Vic) have improved the national under 20 records in the decathlon and shot put respectively to win silver and bronze at the 2012 IAAF world junior championships in Barcelona (ESP)
SPARK: Big PB for Steele and SF for Jenneke
Blake Steele (SA) has improved his personal best in the men's 10,000m walk final at the IAAF world junior championships in Barcelona (ESP), as Michelle Jenneke (NSW), advanced to a semi-final in the 100m hurdles
SPARK: Four top-eight finishes and an Australian record
The Australian Spark have secured four top-eight finishes at the IAAF world junior championships in Barcelona (ESP), with Brandon Starc (NSW, high jump, 6th), Brooke Stratton (Vic, long jump, 7th), Luke Cann (Vic, javelin, 7th) and William White (Qld, javelin, 8th) ensuring additional points for the green and gold tally.
Watt wins and Birmingham sets PB
On the first day of competition at the London Diamond League Mitchell Watt (Qld) won the long jump while Collis Birmingham (Vic) set a new personal best to finish second in the men's 5000m.
Season best for Mickle and Pearson second
On day two of the London Diamond League Kim Mickle (WA) threw a season's best in the javelin to finish fifth while Sally Pearson (Qld) came second in the women's hurdles.
Final hit-out for Watt in Monaco
Mitchell Watt (Qld) is looking for a familiar finish to the one he experienced in London, last weekend, amongst a familiar field of faces at the Samsung Diamond League in Monaco on Friday.
Five added to Australian world half team
Athletics Australia have today announced a team of five for the IAAF world half marathon championships in Kavarna, Bulgaria this October, with London-bound Jess Trengove (SA) set to lead the squad just months after making her green and gold debut at the 2012 Olympic Games.
Watt content with final Diamond League meet
Mitchell Watt (Qld) finished second in the long jump while Jarrod Bannister (Qld) took fourth in the javelin, in the final Samsung Diamond League event before the Olympic Games.
Hooker sets season's best
Steve Hooker (WA) set an outdoor season's best of 5.72m in Poland on Saturday evening to finish third at the Szczecin Janusz Kusocinski Memorial.
O'Hanlon throws down the gauntlet
With the London 2012 Paralympic Games just over one month away, Australian Paralympic sprint star Evan O'Hanlon has thrown down the gauntlet to his rivals by setting a new T38 100m world record today on the Gold Coast.
AOC tribute to John Treloar
The Australian Olympic Committee has been saddened by the news of the passing of 1948 and 1952 Olympian John Treloar.
Athletics team shining bright
At the media day on Monday Sally Pearson (Qld) paid tribute to the preparation camp at Tonbridge School while head coach Eric Hollingsworth expressed his delight at the quality of the team.
#LONDON2012: Let the Games begin!
The 2012 Olympic Games will begin in London (GBR) early tomorrow morning AEST, as the eyes of the globe descend on the main stadium for a glittering opening ceremony to mark the commencement of the biggest show on earth.