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Danielle Prince of Australia performs her Rope routine in the Rhythmic Gymnastics team final and individual qualifying round during day nine of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games on October 12, 2010 in Delhi, India.

GYMNASTICS: Danielle Prince is looking forward to playing the senior role in the Australian rhythmic gymnastics team at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Welshman Geraint John who has been coaching the Canadian Men's Sevens Team with great success has been appointed the Australian Men's Sevens Coach targeting success at Rio 2016.

RUGBY: The three-month search for a new national Rugby Sevens coach is over with Welshman Geraint John announced as Michael O'Connor's replacement.

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

The Olympic Golf Course in Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro is taking shape. Earlier this week the process of planting grass commenced on the first of the 18 holes, hole number 8.

(L to R) Emilee Cherry vs China in Atlanta (Michael Lee Photography) and Charlotte Caslick portrait shot in Brisbane.

RUGBY: The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens pair of Emilee Cherry and Charlotte Caslick have been shortlisted for the prestigious IRB Women’s Sevens Player of the Year award.

AOC President John Coates addresses the Annual General Meeting at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney on 10 May 2014.

AOC: The President of the Australian Olympic Committee, John Coates, has sent a blunt warning to his member sports to be aware of the new WADA rules concerning coaches, trainers and support personnel who are involved in doping.

Alisa Camplin reacts to Sharnita Crompton being confirmed as the bronze medal winner for the Ice Hockey Skills Challenge. Her training partner Sam Hodic and coach Andrew Reynolds are relieved.

AOC: Women are being appointed to more leadership roles by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) with three Olympians in charge of future Teams.

Australian Olympic Medalists Attend a Garden Party in Their Honour

IOC Vice-President John Coates underlines his belief that the Rio Organising Committee and the people of Brazil can indeed deliver excellent Games in 2016.

A security guard keeps watch at the entrance to Olympic Park, the primary set of venues being built for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on April 16, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More than 2,000 workers have been on strike at the site for the past two weeks in spite of an apparent new settlement.

GAMES: Rio Olympics organisers have countered scathing criticism from Australia's IOC vice-president John Coates with an assurance they'll deliver an excellent 2016 Games on time.

AOC President John Coates in Sydney after returning from Buenos Aires where he was elected IOC Vice President.

RIO 2016: The AOC President and IOC Vice President, John Coates, has described Rio’s preparations for the 2016 Olympics as “the worst I have experienced” and “worse than Athens” (2004).

Sir Peter Cosgrove, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia addresses the Campaign Rio forum in Sydney on 29 April, 2014.

RIO 2016: The Campaign Rio team has echoed the sentiments delivered by the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) in an address to Olympic and Paralympic coaches and performance leaders in Sydney today.