Woongoolba pool closure saddens locals

Woongoolba Aquatic Centre

ALEX WELLS The permanent closure of the City of Gold Coast’s Woongoolba Aquatic Centre has left locals feeling disappointed and potentially facing a long, hot summer.   The Woongoolba pool, which opened 50 years ago in 1970, has been a … [Read more...]

Triathlon Series first round hits Robina

Queensland Triathlon Series

MARY JO DOWSETT The first leg of the Queensland Triathlon Series takes place at Robina this Sunday and is expected to attract athletes of all ages and abilities.   The event, which has been running since 2012, will see professional … [Read more...]

Australians Olympians banned from Copacabana Beach

AARON COOPER & DAVID SIMON Australian Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller has banned Australian athletes from popular Rio beaches Copacabana and Ipanema after dark following reports that American swimmer Ryan Lochte was robbed at … [Read more...]

Aussies favorites to take out 4x100m mens freestyle relay

DAVID SIMON The Australian men's 4x100m relay team qualified third fastest for the final at Rio this morning. The Aussies will start from lane three, with the Russians and the USA occupying lanes four and five respectively. The final will be … [Read more...]

Kerr has high hopes for future in triathlons

SARAH DIONYSIUS Triathlon contender Peter Kerr has his sights set to take out the win at the 2015 Noosa triathlon and plans to compete in a half Ironman distance race in the future. The elite competitor has conquered many international and … [Read more...]

Gold Coast calls for longer surf patrol hours

TORI ZEIDLER Queensland's Surf Lifesaving body is calling for dusk patrols on the Gold Coast where a large number of swimmers have drowned in the last ten years. The 2015 Coast Safe Report has shown more people drowned at Gold Coast beaches … [Read more...]