Hooker finishes sixth in Rome
Steve Hooker (WA) was encouraged by his performance at the Rome leg of the Samsung Diamond League, where he finished sixth in the pole vault.
Pearson joins Australian Spark in Brisbane
Australian Flame Sally Pearson (Qld) has enjoyed one final dominant hit-out on home soil in Brisbane (Qld) today, winning both the womenâ###s 100m hurdles and 100m in 12.74 (w: -0.4) and 11.31 (w: +0.9) respectively.
ATHLETE UPDATE: June 5-11
The Olympic nomination period will close this coming Monday, June 11, with Australian athletes set to battle it out across the globe as they push to stake their claim for London 2012.
Diamond League roadshow to roll on in Oslo and New York
The Samsung Diamond League roadshow will roll on in the next 48 hours, as Oslo (NOR) gets set to welcome Sally Pearson (Qld) and Ryan Gregson (NSW) tonight before New York (USA) plays host to Craig Mottram (Vic), Henry Frayne (Qld), Mitchell Watt and Fabrice Lapierre (NSW) on Saturday afternoon.
Pearson equals own world lead to win in Oslo
A world lead and meet record of 12.49 (w: +0.7) has ensured a gutsy victory for Sally Pearson (Qld) to open her international campaign in resounding fashion at Round 5 of the Samsung Diamond League in Oslo (NOR) this morning.
Athletics Australia Statement
On 1 July 2011 the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) approved Athletics Australia's selection policy for the London 2012 Olympic Games, and that policy was subsequently made available to all athletes. The policy specified that the qualifying period for all events other than the marathon, walk events, 10,000m and combined events commenced on 1 July 2011 and concluded on 11 June 2012.
Statement from the President Rob Fildes
Following discussions between Athletics Australia President Mr Rob Fildes and the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President Mr John Coates, the AOC selection committee has today approved an amendment to the Athletics Australia nomination criteria to extend the qualification period to 9am (AEST) 22 June 2012.
Athletics Australia confirm extension of Olympic qualification window
Dallas O'Brien, CEO of Athletics Australia, can confirm that upon approval from the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) Selection Committee this morning, the opportunity to be identified for nomination to the AOC has been further extended to 2pm Saturday 7 July (AEST), for any athlete who is a registered member of the Athletics Australia shadow team by 7am Friday 22 June (AEST).
Brennan and Cann on top in Mannheim
Day two of the Bauhaus Junioren Gala has seen an additional six top-three performances from the Australian Spark, including victories to Monica Brennan (Vic, 200m), Luke Cann (Vic, javelin) and the boyâ###s 4x400m relay team.
Australian sport tackles binge drinking
Twelve of Australia's national sporting organisations will be provided funding out of a $25 million government sponsorship program to provide an alternative to alcohol sponsorship in sport.
Notification of appeals hearing
Athletics Australia advises that the appeals of both Matthew Davies and Alex Beck, to be considered for nomination to the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), will be held this evening. Paul Horvath will chair the tribunals, with Jason Pennell and Tony Nolan also forming part of the panel.
Athletics Australia appeals update
The Independent Selection Appeals Tribunal dismissed the appeals of both Matthew Davies and Alex Beck against non-nomination to the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) on Tuesday 26 June in Melbourne.
VALE - Daniel Batman (1981-2012)
It is with sadness that Athletics Australia announces the passing of sprinter Daniel Batman (NSW) in a car accident in the Northern Territory.
Cole makes Paralympic dream a reality
Ambulant sprinter Gabriel Cole (SA) lists his appearance in the T46 100m final at the Commonwealth Games as a dream come true, but with the 20-year-old set to make his Paralympic debut in London (GBR) his biggest dream is about to become a reality.
Olympic Games qualification extended to 8 July
Athletics Australia can advise that the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) have decided to extend the qualification period to 8 July, in line with the IAAF Olympic Games qualification pathway.