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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.

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.

Australian sport has embraced the new World Anti-Doping Code with John Coates declaring the uptake is a “clear indication that Australian sport is united in the fight against doping”.

Positive Signs for Rio

17 December 2014
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: There are very positive signs for Australia’s Olympic Team in RIO moving into 6th place on the overall medal tally in the AOC’s latest benchmark study.

Rio mascots named

16 December 2014
The mascots for the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games are unveiled to the media during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on November 24, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

RIO 2016: Vinicius will be the name of the Rio Olympic Games mascot following a three-week on-line vote.

HOCKEY: The Australian Men's Hockey Team claimed bronze at the Champions Trophy in Bhubaneswar after defeating hosts India 2-1 with their recently new and younger squad.

Philip Snyman of South Africa is dumped by Pama Fou of Australia leading to a yellow card in the Cup Final match between South Africa and Australia during day two of the 2014 Emirates Dubai Sevens - HSBC Sevens World Series at The Sevens Stadium on December 6, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

SEVENS: Australian Men's Sevens Head Coach Geraint John has lauded his charges after they recorded their second top-three finish in consecutive weeks.

Mathew Glaetzer in action in the Men's Sprint 1/16th finals on day three of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup at the Lee Valley Velopark Velodrome on December 7, 2014 in London, England.

CYCLE: Youngster Scott Law won Australia's only medal on the closing day of the Track Cycling World Cup in London as the big guns of the team failed to fully fire.

Ed Jenkins of Australia and Dan Bibby of England jump for the ball during day one of the 2014 Emirates Dubai Sevens - HSBC Sevens World Series.

The Australian Men's side has jumped up into the automatic qualification spots for the Rio Olympics in 2016 after thrilling their way to the Cup Final at the 7evens Stadium in Dubai.

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