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AOC President John Coates speaking at the Senate enquiry into Anti-Doping Legislation.

DOPING: Australia's anti-doping body will be given boosted powers to crack down on drugs in sport. Legislation to bring ASADA in line with the WADA cleared parliament on Monday.

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.

DOPING: The World Anti-Doping Agency says it is against the imposition of criminal sanctions on cheating athletes despite a tougher code that will come into effect on January 1.

World Class to World Best

12 November 2014
Jeremy Hawyard (left) and Mark Knowles (right) lift the World Cup after defeating the Netherlands 6-1 in The Hague.

RIO 2016: Being competition ready and in the right mindset for the Rio Games in 2016 are the themes of Australia's third annual high performance sports conference - World Class to World Best.

Coach Tim Decker with Miles Scotson, Sam Welsford, DanFitter and Alex Porter after the young Australians won gold in the Team Pursuit at the UCI Track World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico on November 8, 2014.

CYCLING - TRACK: Matthew Glaetzer's (SA) men's sprint gold and third fastest 'Flying 200m' in history punctuated a successful start for Australia to the 2014/15 UCI Track World Cup Series.

AOC President John Coates speaks during the Australian Olympic Committee Annual General Meeting at Museum of Contemporary Art on May 10, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC: All coaches, staff and officials must undergo a mandatory Working with Children Check before they can join the Australian Olympic Team at the 2016 Rio Games.

Deborah Lovely of Australia attempts a lift in the women's +75kg weightlifting event at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

WEIGHTLIFTING: Two-time Olympian Deborah Acason (nee Lovely) heads a 7-strong Australian team at the World Weightlifting Championships in Kazakhstan beginning this weekend.

The entrance to Espaco Rio, which will be transformed as The Edge for the Australian Olympic Team during the Rio Olympic Games. It is located a short distance from the Rio 2016 Athletes' Village.

RIO 2016: The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has a new home in Rio de Janeiro- The Edge.

Rio medals will be recycled

5 November 2014
It’s what all the athletes going to the Youth Olympic Games are dreaming of, the Nanjing 2014 medal...

RIO 2016: The Brazilian Mint will produce the objects most desired by the world's top athletes in the next few years – the medals that will be awarded at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Lucas Neill of Australia (centre) poses with John Boultbee, FFA Chairman Frank Lowy, CEO Ben Buckley and Phil Wolanski after winning the 2010 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifying match between the Australian and Japan at the MCG on June 17, 2009.

World class sports administrator John Boultbee has been appointed Director of High Performance to lead Australia's Volleyroos and Beach Volleyroos to Rio 2016.

(L-R) Adam Gibson, Naomi Flood, Murray Stewart, Libby Trickett, Kynan Maley, Sarah Tait and Lauren Jackson of the Australian Olympic team pose during the official unveiling of the Australian 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony uniform at Quay restaurant on May 3, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.

AOT: Sportscraft has been announced as the Official Supplier of Opening Ceremony and formal uniforms to the 2016 Australian Olympic Team, designing the symbolic apparel for Australia's most accomplished athletes for the 7th time.