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Kim Crow on her way to bronze in the women's single sculls final on day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney. Crow also won silver in the double scull.

ROWING: For London Games rowing star Kim Crow, every race matters on her four-year solo journey to Rio and she isn't wasting any opportunity while most rivals and teammates rest up at the start of the Olympic cycle.

Setting sail for Rio

13 March 2013
Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan compete on the first day at Sail Melbourne, 2012.

SAILING: Australia’s sailors have begun their Rio 2016 Olympic Games campaign with the naming of the 2013 Australian Sailing Team and Australian Sailing Squad.

ASPIRE- The Australian Olympic Team Values: Attitude; Sportsmanship; Pride; Individual Responsibility; Respect; Express Yourself.

AOC: Olympic sports, the AOC and AIS need to address “culture and Team values” as they prepare athletes for the 2016 Games in Rio.

Glenn O'Shea of Australia is granted an extra attempt at the time trial round of the men's omnium race after mechanical problems only for him to claim bronze during day four of the UCI Track World Championships at Minsk Arena on February 23, 2013 in Minsk, Belarus.

CYCLING: The Cyclones have finished with eight medals to be ranked third on the medal table at the end of the UCI Track World Championships in Minsk, Belarus.

Construction takes place at the Maracana Stadium, venue for the FIFA 2014 World Cup Final on December 4, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

IOC: The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games ended its fourth visit to the Brazilian city today.

Hooker calls Phoenix home

19 February 2013
Steven Hooker of Australia competes in the Men's Pole Vault during the Samsung Diamond League on May 19, 2012 at the Shanghai Stadium in Shanghai, China.

ATHLETICS: The disappointment of the London Olympics made a couple of things crystal clear for Australia's greatest pole vaulter Steve Hooker.

Will Ryan, Matt Belcher, Elise Rechichi and Sarah Cook with their Australian Championship 470 Trophies on 18 Feb 2013.

SAILING: Two-time Olympic rower Sarah Cook has swapped oars for awesome, winning her first national sailing title just five months after switching to the sport.

Head coach Carrie Graf of Australia coaches 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: Basketball Australia has opened up recruitment for head coaching positions for both Australian National Teams – and will for the first time in more than a decade offer a full-time role to the Australian Opals Head Coach.

Jesse Parahi of Australia hold the Wellington Sevens Plate aloft with his team after winning the plate final during the 2013 Wellington Sevens at Westpac Stadium on February 2, 2013 in Wellington, New Zealand.

RUGBY SEVENS: Australia is enjoying the spoils of the Rugby Sevens World Series in what is an ideal build-up to the sport’s induction to the Rio 2016 Olympic Program.

Karrie Webb of Australia hits her tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the Wegmans LPGA Championship at Locust Hill Country Club on June 10, 2012 in Pittsford, New York.

GOLF: Karrie Webb has seven majors, 38 US tour wins, a career grand slam and is a member of golf's Hall of Fame, all before the age of 40.