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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.

Kieran Govers celebrates winning gold at the 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival, his framed 2007 jersey, and celebrating a goal on the Kookaburras road to bronze at the London Olympics.

HOCKEY: Before winning bronze medals at the London Olympics, some of the Australian Kookaburras tasted gold on the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) stage.

Australian coach Brett Brown looks on in the Men's Basketball Preliminary Round match between Australia and Spain on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Basketball Arena on July 31, 2012 in London, England.

BASKETBALL: After four years in the role that culminated in a Quarter Final appearance at the 2012 London Olympic Games, Brett Brown has stepped down as Head Coach of the Australian Boomers.

Silver medallists Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty celebrate on the podium following the Women's Elliott 6m WMR Sailing on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Weymouth & Portland Venue at Weymouth Harbour on August 11, 2012 in Weymouth, England.

SAILING: The Australian cricket team, the Wallabies and a leading AFL club have held talks with Olympic sailing team boss Peter Conde in a bid to try and learn the secrets of his unprecedented success.

Nathan Burgers poses with junior hockey players during an Australian Kookaburras training session at Shenton Park on April 18, 2012 in Perth, Australia.

HOCKEY: The Victorian women defeated NSW and the Queensland men overcame West Australia to take home the Australian Hockey League titles over the weekend.

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Deputy High Commissioner Tony Brennan replacing Kim Crow's broken bronze medal with a new one at the High Commission on 11 October.

ROWING: The only competitor to contest two events at the Olympic rowing regatta in London, Kim Crow was rewarded for her remarkable efforts with a silver and a bronze medal. Trouble is, soon after returning home she accidentally dropped the bronze, snapping off the ribbon clasp.

Erin Densham (C) of Australia competes in the Women's Triathlon on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Hyde Park on August 4, 2012 in London, England.

The world title dashed from her grasp by illness, Australian Erin Densham says she has to be happy with what has been her best season on the world triathlon circuit.

Swimmer James Magnussen of Australia arrives for a press conference ahead of the London Olympic Games at the Main Press Centre in Olympic Park on July 23, 2012 in London, England.

SWIMMING: James Magnussen admits he made mistakes and could have carried himself better during the London Olympics but says his failure to win a gold medal has made him stronger.

Lisa Norden of Sweden (L), Nicola Spirig of Switzerland (R), and Erin Densham of Australia finish the Women's Triathlon on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Hyde Park on August 4, 2012 in London, England.

Australia’s London Olympic bronze medallist Erin Densham, will lead an 18-strong Triathlon Australia team for this week’s 2012 ITU World Triathlon Championship grand final in Auckland this week.

Mel Rippon looks for a pass during the Women's Water Polo Preliminary match between Italy and Australia on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Water Polo Arena on July 30, 2012 in London, England.

WATER POLO: Two-time Olympic bronze medallists Kate Gynther, Mel Rippon and Alicia McCormack and Aussie Sharks stalwarts Gavin Woods, Thomas Whalan, Jamie Beadsworth and Tim Cleland have officially announced their retirement from the sport.