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Lornah Kiplagat of the Netherlands leads the field along Copacabana Beach during the 2008 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Rio de Janerio, Brazil.

IOC vice-president, Australian John Coates, says preparations for the Rio Olympics are on track.

An aerial shot of Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission saw solid progress being made during its eighth visit to the 2016 host city.

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 20: Patty Mills #8, Aron Baynes #16 and Cory Joseph #5 of the San Antonio Spurs celebrate a play against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center on January 20, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Spurs defeated the Nuggets 109-99. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

BASKETBALL: If Patty Mills, Joe Ingles, Dante Exum and Aron Baynes get to stand on the medal podium at next year's Rio Olympics they may think back to a quiet dinner they shared.

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - OCTOBER 09: Karrie Webb of Australia watches her shot on the 10th hole during the Sime Darby LPGA at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club on October 9, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)

GOLF: Karrie Webb knows she can't turn back the tide but she's working harder to keep up with the rising wave of young golf talent. And the Rio Olympics is a major goal of hers.

A general view of the Copacabana beach ahead of the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 on June 6, 2013.

Brazil will enjoy five days of non-stop partying, after Rio de Janeiro's Carnival officially opened.

Michael Scott, Performance director of Australia Swim Team attends a press conference for the FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 26, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

Michael Scott is finishing as Swimming Australia Director of Performance to take up the role of CEO with Rowing Australia.

Athletes aiming for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games stand with Woolworths Chief Marketing Officer Tony Phillips and 2016 Team Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller at the sponsorship announcement on 30 January 2015 in Melbourne

Woolworths, the fresh food people, have signed on to be the Official Supermarket of the Australian Olympic Team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Australian fans enjoy the action and get close to the women's basketball teams during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

RIO 2016: The Rio 2016 Organising Committee has launched its ticket programme, revealing more information about how the 7.5 million tickets will be sold.

Courtney Atkinson competes in the swimming leg of the men's triathlon at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Former national champion Courtney Atkinson has ended a two-year sabbatical in a bid to become the first Australian triathlete to contest three Olympics.

Peta Mullens celebrates her 2015 Road Nationals title win ahead of Rachel Neylan on 10 January 2015.

CYCLING: Peta Mullens showed her future could be on the road rather than the dirt and Heinrich Haussler was so happy in green and gold, as the Road Cycling Nationals at Buninyong in Victoria concluded with the gruelling and exciting road race events.