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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

Sally Pearson of Australia poses next to the timing screen after setting a new Olympic record of 12.35 in the Women's 100m Hurdles Final on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 7, 2012 in London, England.

ATHLETICS: Former national cricket coach John Buchanan will chair a wide-ranging Australian Sports Commission review into the troubled state of athletics in Australia.

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.