Australia

Australia?s Seven Network has unveiled a host of added-value enhancements to its coverage of this summer?s Olympic Games.

The latest major event in the extreme sports calendar is to take place later this year.

An Australian promoter plans to bring World Cup winners France, England, Italy and Argentina to Australia as part of a A$40 million (US$23.2 million) showcase of soccer next year.

Australia's top swimming official has launched another attack on the IOC over its delay in approving the introduction of blood tests at the Sydney Olympics.

Internet company Virtual World of Sports has secured a Au$9.2 million three-year naming rights sponsorship deal with The Australian Ladies Masters golf tournament. The sponsorship ensures that the tournament stays at Royal Pines on Australia?s Gold Coast until at least 2003.

A new internet site catering for event organisers and sponsors, is being launched by S-Comm.

The Australian Government has set up a special task force to assist the country's sporting organisations reeling in the wake of the financial collapse of three major sponsors.

A major review of Australian Football League club finances has cast long-term doubts over the current 16-team competition.

Australian soccer star Harry Kewell has received a carefully worded apology from a promotor which has cleared the way for him to play for his country against France at the MCG on November 11.

Still reeling from the bankruptcy earlier this year of its marketing partner ISL, the ATP Tour has laid off 15 staff members and cut $7m (B

Australian soccer club the Canberra Cosmos is set to pursue legal action after being dumped from the country's national soccer league today.

Bob Merriman has been named as chairman of the Australian Cricket Board (ACB).

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is to introduce women’s wrestling at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens but it told boxing to axe one of its weight divisions.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is to introduce women’s wrestling at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens but it told boxing to axe one of its weight divisions.

UK company Aggreko has won an exclusive contract to supply temporary power for broadcasters during next year’s FIFA World Cup in Japan.

The Australian Cricket Board (ACB) and Women’s Cricket Australia (WCA) are to integrate their operations to ensure the best possible approach to developing the game in Australia.

The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff will host the final of the 2002 European Cup, organisers European Rugby Cup Ltd (ERC) have confirmed.

Former Australian test batsman and cricket administrator Barry Shepherd has died aged 64, the Australian Cricket Board has announced.

South Africa will consider enforcing no-fly zones over cricket stadiums at the 2003 World Cup after last week's terrorist attacks on the US – as sporting events around the world tighten up on security.

One of sport's biggest backers, Ansett Australia, the second-largest domestic airline Down-Under, has shut down its operations with immediate effect, leaving passengers stranded at airports and the sports industry in the region in chaos.

The Greg Norman International, which offers the highest purse, the best field and the biggest crowds on Australia's golfing calendar, has been scrapped after a dispute between the promoters and the Australasian PGA Tour.

Carlton & United Breweries (CUB), through its Carlton Draught brand, has signed a sponsorship deal with the Australian Football League (AFL) with transport operator Yarra Trams that will allow free public transport this for this year’s AFL Grand Final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground(MCG).

The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has angrily dismissed a rumour predicting the 2003 Rugby World Cup could be shifted from Australia and New Zealand to Europe.

Officials in Australia have warned that the country’s sport industry would be thrown into chaos if the nation’s second largest airline Ansett Australia collapses after months of financial ruin.