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Masaaki Tsuya, Bridgestone CEO and IOC President Thomas Bach at the announcement of Bridgestone as an IOC Top Partner through until 2024 on Friday 13 June 2014 in Tokyo.

IOC: The Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) has joined The Olympic Partner (TOP) programme.

A member of Auburn Tigers cheer team waves a flag during their game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 30, 2013 in Auburn, Alabama.

SWIMMING: The Australian Swim Team will hold staging camps in the USA at Auburn University ahead of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio.

Danielle Prince of Australia performs her Rope routine in the Rhythmic Gymnastics team final and individual qualifying round during day nine of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games on October 12, 2010 in Delhi, India.

GYMNASTICS: Danielle Prince is looking forward to playing the senior role in the Australian rhythmic gymnastics team at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Welshman Geraint John who has been coaching the Canadian Men's Sevens Team with great success has been appointed the Australian Men's Sevens Coach targeting success at Rio 2016.

RUGBY: The three-month search for a new national Rugby Sevens coach is over with Welshman Geraint John announced as Michael O'Connor's replacement.

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

The Olympic Golf Course in Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro is taking shape. Earlier this week the process of planting grass commenced on the first of the 18 holes, hole number 8.

(L to R) Emilee Cherry vs China in Atlanta (Michael Lee Photography) and Charlotte Caslick portrait shot in Brisbane.

RUGBY: The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens pair of Emilee Cherry and Charlotte Caslick have been shortlisted for the prestigious IRB Women’s Sevens Player of the Year award.

AOC President John Coates addresses the Annual General Meeting at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney on 10 May 2014.

AOC: The President of the Australian Olympic Committee, John Coates, has sent a blunt warning to his member sports to be aware of the new WADA rules concerning coaches, trainers and support personnel who are involved in doping.

Alisa Camplin reacts to Sharnita Crompton being confirmed as the bronze medal winner for the Ice Hockey Skills Challenge. Her training partner Sam Hodic and coach Andrew Reynolds are relieved.

AOC: Women are being appointed to more leadership roles by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) with three Olympians in charge of future Teams.

Australian Olympic Medalists Attend a Garden Party in Their Honour

IOC Vice-President John Coates underlines his belief that the Rio Organising Committee and the people of Brazil can indeed deliver excellent Games in 2016.

A security guard keeps watch at the entrance to Olympic Park, the primary set of venues being built for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on April 16, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More than 2,000 workers have been on strike at the site for the past two weeks in spite of an apparent new settlement.

GAMES: Rio Olympics organisers have countered scathing criticism from Australia's IOC vice-president John Coates with an assurance they'll deliver an excellent 2016 Games on time.