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Lauren Jackson #15 attempts a free throw in the first half against Russia during the Women's Basketball Bronze Medal game on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 11, 2012 in London, England.

BASKETBALL: Australian star Lauren Jackson has been forced to withdraw from the 2014 FIBA World Championships campaign in order to undertake further rehabilitation for her knee injury.

Sam Griffiths and his horse Paulank Brockagh contest the Jumping phase of the Eventing competition at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France on 31 August 2014.

EQUESTRIAN: It wasn't quite the finish the Australian Eventing team we're hoping for at the 2014 World Equestrian Games (WEG), slipping from the bronze medal position to finish fifth in the team's score.

Rio 2016 Volunteers

The Rio 2016 Organising Committee has launched the application process for the volunteer programme that will operate during the 2016 Olympic Games.

Analyst Arian Nemani splits urine samples in the anti-doping laboratory which will test athlete’s samples from the London 2012 Games on January 19, 2012 in Harlow, England. The facility, which will be provided by GSK and operated by King’s College London, will test over 6250 samples throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Over 150 anti-doping scientists will work in the laboratory, which measures the size of seven tennis courts, 24 hours a day.

AOC: The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority welcomes the initiative by the President of the Australian Olympic Committee, John Coates, in comprehensively embracing the revised World Anti-Doping Code (the Code).

Australian bronze medallist Caitlin Parker celebrates with her competitors during the medal ceremony after the Women's Light (69-75kg) Final on day 10 of the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games on August 26, 2014 in Nanjing, China.

BOXING: It's considered a brutal sport, but West Australian boxer Caitlin Parker couldn't be prouder of the middleweight bronze she won at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China.

Mary Hanna and Sancette competing in the Dressage at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. Hanna helped Australia qualify a Team spot for Rio 2016 and also made the Grand Prix Special.

EQUESTRIAN: The Australian Dressage team have performed exceptionally to finish in the top 10 at the 2014 World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Normandy, France, and secure a quota place for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Belinda Hocking (L) and Emily Seebohm of Australia celebrate after finishing first and second in the Women's 200m Backstroke Final during day three of the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships at Gold Coast Aquatics on August 23, 2014 in Gold Coast, Australia.

SWIMMING: High praise today from AOC President, John Coates, for the Australian Swimming Team after their outstanding performances against the powerful Americans at the Pan Pacific Championships on the Gold Coast.

Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin stands with his Samsung Galaxy Note 3 as part of the promotional campaign around the Sochi Olympic Winter Games.

Samsung has extended its worldwide sponsorship of the Olympic Games through until 2020 and becomes the 11th TOP Partner to do so.

Ken Wallace and Lachlan Tame powering to the silver medal in the K2 1000m at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Moscow, Russia on 9 August 2014.

CANOE/KAYAK: Ken Wallace is back at the top of Australian kayaking but it's anyone's guess which boat he'll be paddling in at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Ken Wallace and Lachlan Tame powering to the silver medal in the K2 1000m at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Moscow, Russia on 9 August 2014.

CANOE/KAYAK: The ICF canoe sprint World Championships came to a close overnight following five days of racing in Moscow.

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