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Nawal El Moutawakel, IOC Member from Morocco and Chair the 2016 Coordination Commission fields questions from the media at a press conference during the 7th Meeting of the IOC Coordination Commission on October 1, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On El Moutawakel's right is Carlos Arthur Nuzman, President, Rio 2016 Organizing Committee.

The IOC Coordination Commission has concluded its seventh visit to the South American host city, satisfied with the progress that the Rio organisers have made since their last visit in March.

Paul Gaudoin named Kookaburras Assistant Coach

Hockey Australia is pleased to announce that Paul Gaudoin will step up to become the Senior Assistant Coach with the Australian men's team following Graham Reid’s appointment as National Coach in September.

Australian bronze medallists Lisa Darmanin and Jason Waterhouse celebrate in the Nacra17 class at the 2014 ISAF World Sailing Championships in Santader, Spain.

SAILING: Australia won two bronze medals on the final day of the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain, bringing the overall Australian medal tally to four – including one gold (470M), one silver (Laser) and two bronze (49er, Nacra17).

Australia Coach Alen Stajcic during the AFC Women's Asian Cup Group A match between Australia and Japan at Thong Nhat Stadium on May 14, 2014 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

FOOTBALL: There's more to the Australian Women's Football Team than Ellyse Perry, says new coach Alen Stajcic, who feels he can unearth the next big stars in women's football.

Australian paddler Jessica Fox celebrates winning the K1W at the 2014 World Championships at Deep Creek, USA. Fox also won the C1W at the event to win the historic double and defend her C1W world title from 2013.

CANOE/KAYAK: Jessica Fox has created history winning gold in the K1W and C1W events at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in Deep Creek, USA.

The process of planting grass begins on the Olympic Golf Course.

GOLF: The future of the golf course under construction for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 is unclear after the city of Rio and the course developer - both defendants in a lawsuit - failed to agree to changes proposed by a Brazilian court.

Australian sports fans in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the FIFA Football World Cup in July 2014.

RIO 2016: Games organisers have unveiled ticket pricing aimed at making attendance "as affordable as possible," with Australian residents encouraged to register their interest.

Warren Potent of Australia celebrates after winning the Gold medal during the Men's 50m Rifle Prone Shooting at at Barry Buddon Shooting Centre during day five of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 28, 2014 in Carnoustie, United Kingdom.

SHOOTING: Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist Warren Potent has won his first World Championship title, on the way to securing Australia’s first quota place for Rio 2016.

Will Ryan and Mathew Belcher after winning the 2013 470 European Championship

SAILING: The 2014 ISAF World Championships is not only the biggest regatta of the year it also is where 50 per cent of all quota places for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be determined.

Coach Graham Reid of Australia talks to the players after the win in the match between Australia and India during day five of the 2012 Champions Trophy at the State Netball and Hockey Centre on December 8, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

Senior Assistant Coach Graham Reid to step up to lead Australian men's hockey team to Rio Olympic Games

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