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(L-R) Silver medallist Stephanie Morton and Gold medallist Anna Meares of Australia and bronze medalist Jess Varnish of England celebrate on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's 500m Time Trial on day one of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

CYCLING - TRACK: The 2014 Oceania Track Cycling Champions produced some interesting results for Australian riders pedaling towards Rio 2016.

Kerri Pottharst of Australia in action with partner Natalie Cook on their way to winning the final over Summer Lochowicz and Kylie Gerlic of Canada during the Peters Ice Cream Beach Volleyball Tour at Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia on December 22, 2002.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Beach volleyball great Kerri Pottharst has won a long-running battle to have the sport returned to Sydney's Manly beach.

Edwin Dawkins of New Zealand and Peter Lewis of Australia race in the Men’s Sprint Bronze Final at Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome during day two of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 25, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

CYCLING: The Adelaide Super-drome will play host to Australia and New Zealand’s best track cyclists at the 2015 Oceania Track Championships from October 8 – 11.

Nawal El Moutawakel, IOC Member from Morocco and Chair the 2016 Coordination Commission fields questions from the media at a press conference during the 7th Meeting of the IOC Coordination Commission on October 1, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On El Moutawakel's right is Carlos Arthur Nuzman, President, Rio 2016 Organizing Committee.

The IOC Coordination Commission has concluded its seventh visit to the South American host city, satisfied with the progress that the Rio organisers have made since their last visit in March.

Paul Gaudoin named Kookaburras Assistant Coach

Hockey Australia is pleased to announce that Paul Gaudoin will step up to become the Senior Assistant Coach with the Australian men's team following Graham Reid’s appointment as National Coach in September.

Australian bronze medallists Lisa Darmanin and Jason Waterhouse celebrate in the Nacra17 class at the 2014 ISAF World Sailing Championships in Santader, Spain.

SAILING: Australia won two bronze medals on the final day of the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain, bringing the overall Australian medal tally to four – including one gold (470M), one silver (Laser) and two bronze (49er, Nacra17).

Australia Coach Alen Stajcic during the AFC Women's Asian Cup Group A match between Australia and Japan at Thong Nhat Stadium on May 14, 2014 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

FOOTBALL: There's more to the Australian Women's Football Team than Ellyse Perry, says new coach Alen Stajcic, who feels he can unearth the next big stars in women's football.

Australian paddler Jessica Fox celebrates winning the K1W at the 2014 World Championships at Deep Creek, USA. Fox also won the C1W at the event to win the historic double and defend her C1W world title from 2013.

CANOE/KAYAK: Jessica Fox has created history winning gold in the K1W and C1W events at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in Deep Creek, USA.

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

GOLF: The future of the golf course under construction for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 is unclear after the city of Rio and the course developer - both defendants in a lawsuit - failed to agree to changes proposed by a Brazilian court.

Australian sports fans in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the FIFA Football World Cup in July 2014.

RIO 2016: Games organisers have unveiled ticket pricing aimed at making attendance "as affordable as possible," with Australian residents encouraged to register their interest.