Latest news from GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA.

Fiji takes 1st points on road to Rio Olympics

 

GOLD COAST, Australia - Fiji edged Samoa 31-24 in an all-Pacific final in the opening round of the rugby sevens world series Sunday, taking first honors on the road to the Rio Olympics.


October 12, 2014 - 08:42 GMT

New Zealand in top form at Gold Coast Sevens

 

GOLD COAST, Australia - New Zealand made a powerful start to the defense of its Gold Coast Sevens title, emerging unbeaten after pool play on the first day of a tournament which begins rugby's qualifying process for the 2016 Olympic games.


October 11, 2014 - 09:44 GMT
2014 Gold Coast Sevens

2014 Gold Coast Sevens

 

Pool C match between Australia and Scotland at Cbus Super Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Gold Coast, Australia. Photo...


October 11, 2014 - 07:06 GMT

Olympic qualification begins for Rugby Sevens

 

GOLD COAST, Australia - The qualifying process for the 2016 Bazil Olympics in one of the games' newest sports, sevens rugby, begins this weekend with the first round of the World Series on Australia's Gold Coast.


October 10, 2014 - 07:11 GMT

Rugby Championship: Australia 32, Argentina 25

 

GOLD COAST, Australia - Australia has beaten Argentina 32-25 in a Rugby Championship match Saturday at Robina Stadium:


September 13, 2014 - 12:16 GMT
Hooper scores twice as Australia edges Pumas 32-25

Hooper scores twice as Australia edges Pumas 32-25

 

GOLD COAST, Australia - Skipper Michael Hooper scored tries at the start of each half to help Australia to a 32-25 win over a strong-finishing Argentina in a scrappy Rugby Championship test on Saturday.


September 13, 2014 - 12:15 GMT
Pumas after elusive 1st win in Rugby Championship

Pumas after elusive 1st win in Rugby Championship

 

GOLD COAST, Australia - With two new wingers in its side and recent performances that foster some optimism, Argentina goes into Saturday's test against Australia aiming for its first win in the Rugby Championship.


September 12, 2014 - 00:19 GMT
Like Symptoms

Like Symptoms

 

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 11: General view of Gold Coast University Hospital on September 11, 2014 on the Gold Coast, Australia.


September 11, 2014 - 04:09 GMT

Pumas make 3 changes in team to face Wallabies

 

GOLD COAST, Australia - Argentina has dropped both starting wingers in making three changes to its lineup playing Australia in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.


September 10, 2014 - 20:23 GMT
Ledecky leaves her mark in Australia

Ledecky leaves her mark in Australia

 

GOLD COAST, Australia - The long, deep breaths were a sign: Elation, satisfaction, relief. And just a touch of exhaustion.


August 25, 2014 - 06:42 GMT
Phelps shows his comeback is on track at Pan Pacs

Phelps shows his comeback is on track at Pan Pacs

 

GOLD COAST, Australia - Michael Phelps gave an incredulous look, an almost indignant response and strode away to collect a gold medal.


August 25, 2014 - 05:52 GMT
Day 4

Day 4

 

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 24: Michael Phelps of the USA swims the Men's 200m IM Final during day four of the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships at Gold Coast Aquatics on August 24, 2014 in Gold Coast, Australia.


August 24, 2014 - 11:05 GMT
Ledecky sets world record in 1,500 freestyle

Ledecky sets world record in 1,500 freestyle

 

GOLD COAST, Australia - U.S teenager Katie Ledecky sliced almost six seconds off her own world mark in the women's 1,500-meter freestyle on Sunday, winning in 15 minutes, 28.36 seconds to post her second world record in as many nights at the Pan Pacific championships.


August 24, 2014 - 09:34 GMT
Phelps into 200 IM final at Pan Pacs; Lochte out

Phelps into 200 IM final at Pan Pacs; Lochte out

 

GOLD COAST, Australia - Michael Phelps overhauled U.S teammate Ryan Lochte late in their preliminary heat Sunday, qualifying for the 200 medley final at the Pan Pacific championships at the expense of his friend and long-time rival.


August 24, 2014 - 02:33 GMT
Katie Ledecky breaks 400 freestyle world record

Katie Ledecky breaks 400 freestyle world record

 

GOLD COAST, Australia - Katie Ledecky lowered her own world record in the women's 400-meter freestyle to win the Pan Pacific championships title in 3 minutes, 58.37 seconds on Saturday.


August 23, 2014 - 11:07 GMT
Sideways rain no problem for Phelps at Pan Pacs

Sideways rain no problem for Phelps at Pan Pacs

 

GOLD COAST, Australia - Michael Phelps added crazy, sideways rain to the list of things he's learning from in his comeback to international competition, and handled the bad weather conditions without too much trouble Saturday to qualify for the 100-meter butterfly final at the Pan Pacific championships.


August 23, 2014 - 03:13 GMT
Day 3

Day 3

 

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 23: Michael Phelps of the USA swims the Men's 100m Butterfly heats during day three of the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships at Gold Coast Aquatics on August 23, 2014 in Gold Coast, Australia.


August 23, 2014 - 01:06 GMT
Day 2

Day 2

 

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 22: Michael Phelps of the USA swims the Men's 100m Freestyle Final during day two of the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships at Gold Coast Aquatics on August 22, 2014 in Gold Coast, Australia.


August 22, 2014 - 13:06 GMT
Phelps back in international comp, advances in 100

Phelps back in international comp, advances in 100

 

GOLD COAST, Australia - It was raining for Michael Phelps' return to international competition. And it was anything but boring.


August 22, 2014 - 02:03 GMT
Pan Pacs: Injured Franklin struggles on 1st day

Pan Pacs: Injured Franklin struggles on 1st day

 

GOLD COAST, Australia - World champion Missy Franklin failed to qualify for the 200-meter freestyle final after making a late decision to compete despite a sore back on the opening morning of the Pan Pacific championships.


August 21, 2014 - 03:46 GMT
Franklin misses 200 freestyle final at Pan Pacs

Franklin misses 200 freestyle final at Pan Pacs

 

GOLD COAST, Australia - A sore back has already caused problems for Missy Franklin at the Pan Pacific championships, with the world champion missing qualification for the final of the 200-meter freestyle.


August 21, 2014 - 01:21 GMT
Reality check for Phelps at Pan Pacific Champs

Reality check for Phelps at Pan Pacific Champs

 

GOLD COAST, Australia - Michael Phelps received an abrupt reminder of how challenging his return to international competition may be when he was asked whether he was good enough to even reach a final at the Pan Pacific Championships starting Thursday.


August 20, 2014 - 05:25 GMT
USA Pan Pacs Squad Press Conference and Training Session

USA Pan Pacs Squad Press Conference and Training Session

 

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 20: Michael Phelps swims during the Team USA squad training at the Gold Coast Aquatics Centre on August 20, 2014 in Gold Coast, Australia.


August 20, 2014 - 03:05 GMT

Franklin in doubt for Pan Pacs with back problem

 

GOLD COAST, Australia - Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin is being treated for a back problem, putting her in doubt for the Pan Pacific championships which start Thursday.


August 20, 2014 - 03:01 GMT
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