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23 October 2013
The Maracanã stadium and the Maracanãzinho gymnasium are part of the Maracanã Zone.

RIO 2016: The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) today launched a partnership aimed at ensuring Australian athletes had the best possible planning and preparation ahead of the Rio Games.

Pieter VAN DEN HOOGENBAND with Trainer Jacco VERHAEREN in 2003

SWIMMING: Swimming Australia President John Bertrand AM and CEO Mark Anderson have today announced Jacco Verhaeren as the new National Head Coach to work under Director of High Performance Michael Scott.

Cate Campbell of Australia is congratulated by Sarah Sjostrom (L) of Sweden after the Swimming Women's Freestyle 100m Final on at the 15th FINA World Championships on August 2, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

The Australian Sports Commission has said they are close to achieving the target of 20 World Champions in 2013 by releasing a list of 18* World Champions so far this year in Olympic and Commonwealth Sports.

Adam Scott of Australia reacts alongside caddie Steve Williams after Scott makes a birdie putt on the second sudden death playoff hole to defeat Angel Cabrera of Argentina to win the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 14, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia.

Just weeks after celebrating the 30th anniversary of the historic America’s Cup victory, Australia II skipper John Bertrand AM has been elevated to “Legend” status by The Sport Australia Hall of Fame, becoming the “35th Legend of Australian Sport”.

Tiana Penitani of Australia makes a break to score a try in the Women's Rugby Sevens during day three of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival at St Ignatius College on January 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

YOUTH OLYMPICS: Australia’s youngest female Rugby Sevens players have been given a boost on the road to the Rio Olympic Games with news of their qualification for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

Concierge Travel signs as new AOC Supplier for Business Travel to assist the Teams for Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016.

AOC: Concierge Business Travel (part of the Concierge Travel Group) has proudly announced that it will support the AOC and the Australian Olympic Team as an Official Supplier

Competitors line up for the start of the swim leg in the Womens Triathlon during day three of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival at the Sydney International Regatta Centre on January 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC: The Australian Olympic Committee has thrown its full support behind a nationwide search for future Olympic champions being conducted by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

The Olympic rings are projected onto the House of Parliament during a light show to mark the start of the 2012 Olympic Games on July 27, 2012 in London, England.

AOC: Recently elected International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President and Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President, John Coates has appeared as a witness before the House of Lords Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee.

AOC President John Coates

New IOC Vice President John Coates has voiced his serious concerns for the problems with infrastructure projects and venues for the next summer Olympics in Brazil.

An aerial picture of the site of the athletes village in Barra as preparations continue ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games on June 6, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

IOC: Wrapping-up its fifth visit to Rio de Janeiro, the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Coordination Commission, underlined the strong progress being made to deliver a lasting legacy from the 2016 Games.