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Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan compete on the first day at Sail Melbourne, 2012.

Australian sailors Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan have made the perfect start to their Rio 2016 Olympic Games campaign with two wins from two starts on the opening day of Sail Melbourne.

Ellen Gandy of Great Britain competes in the Women's 200m Butterfly heat 3 on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 31, 2012 in London, England.

Britain's world 200 metres butterfly silver medallist Ellen Gandy has announced she is to switch allegiance and swim for Australia.

The Australia players look dejected at the end of the Men's Hockey Semi Final match between Australia and Germany on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Riverbank Arena Hockey Centre on August 9, 2012 in London, England.

HOCKEY: Australian hockey legend Jamie Dwyer says the Kookaburras are being driven by their failure to bring home Olympic gold from the London Games.

President of the World Anti-Doping Agency John Fahey speaks during a World Anti Doping Agency Briefing ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the Main Press Centre on July 25, 2012 in London, England.

Drug cheats will definitely miss Olympic Games under the World Anti-Doping Agency's proposal to increase the suspension for serious violations from two years to four years.

Matthew Mitcham of Australia speaks to the press ahead of the London Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre in Olympic Park on July 23, 2012 in London, England.

Beijing gold medallist Matthew Mitcham has revealed he battled a methamphetamine addiction in 2011 that almost ended his career and destroyed his life, but he will be free to compete on future Australian Olympic teams.

Sally Pearson receives the Don Award during the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Annual Induction ceremony at Crown Palladium on October 11, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

ATHLETICS: The all-conquering Sally Pearson has been named as a contender for the prestigious Laureus Sportswoman of the Year award.

Jessica Crisp of Australia competes in the RS:X Women's Sailing on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Weymouth Harbour on July 31, 2012 in Weymouth, England.

SAILING: The International Sailing Federation has done a complete 360 on its decision to scrap windsurfing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The London 2012 Cauldron burning bright.

Another piece of metal from the 2012 Games is bound for Australia but this time it is not gold, silver or bronze.

Australia's gold medallists with the female finalists at the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award.

Australia’s three London 2012 Olympic Games gold medal winning crews have missed out on sailing’s top award, with Great Britain’s Ben Ainslie winning the male ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award.

The 2012 Australian Olympic Team received a friendly welcome home from the City of Darwin today in typical Northern Territory style – excited crowds, blistering heat and even a crocodile or two.