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Taliqua Clancy serves during the Grand Slam final at Manly Beach on 23 November 2014. Clancy and Louise Bawden won the event.

BEACH VOLL: Australia’s top-ranked female beach volleyball team has underlined its class with a comprehensive straight-sets win in the opening round of the Australian Grand Slam tour

Alanna Audley-Murphy (red) of Northen Ireland competes against Shelley Watts (blue) of Australia during the Women' Light 57-60kg Semi-Finals Boxing at Scottish Exhibition And Conference Centre during day nine of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 1, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

BOXING: Shelley Watts' quest to become Australia's first ever amateur world boxing champion is over after the 27-year-old lost on points to Yana Allekseevna on Friday.

Cathy Freeman and John Coates at a media conference in Melbourne to announce changes to the AOC constitution to reflect Australia's Indigenous heritage on 21 November, 2014.

AOC: Cathy Freeman is says she's thrilled and proud that the Australian Olympic Committee will recognise indigenous Australians.

Steve Hooker OAM, VOC President Nicholas Green OAM, Minister for Sport and Recreation Victoria The Hon Damian Drum MP, 2016 Team Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller and Paralympian Richard Colman, acknowledging the State Governments contribution at the 2014 Olympians Club of Victoria Gala Dinner on November 21, 2014.

RIO: The Victorian Olympic Council today announced it has received $575,000 in funding from the Victorian Government to support the athletes representing Australia at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Shelley Watts of Australia celebrates winning the gold medal against Laishram Devi of India in the Women's Light (57 - 60kg) Final at SSE Hydro during day ten of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 2, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Boxing: Commonwealth Games champion Shelley Watts is one fight away from a Women's World Championship boxing medal

The cauldron containing the Olympic flame rises above Aboriginal Australian torch bearer Cathy Freeman September 15, 2000 during the opening ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

The Australian Olympic Committee is changing its constitution to recognise our indigenous heritage, has updated one of the Team values and is putting more practical support behind the Cathy Freeman Foundation.

A computer generated projection of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium.

TOKYO 2020: Tokyo is looking to slash the price tag for the 2020 Summer Olympics by $US1.7 billion ($A1.84 billion) through scrapping or scaling back plans to build new facilities amid fears over spiralling costs.

Eloise Wellings of Australia competes in the Women's 10,000m Final on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 3, 2012 in London, England.

RIO 2016: Swimmers could have their worlds spun upside down with the release of a proposed midnight finish for swimming finals at the Rio Olympic Games, while athletics finals will return to the morning for the first time since Seoul 1988.

Olympic legends Malcolm Page, Kerri Pottharst, Sandra Morgan-Beavis and Deb Watson at the Australian Olympic Committee Road to Rio IGNITE session on 19 November 2014 at Sydney Olympic Park.

RIO2016: There was a buzz in the air, a steely determination and plenty of laughs at the first IGNITE session for Australia's Rio 2016 Olympic hopefuls in Sydney.

IOC President Thomas Bach and Austalian kayaker Jessica Fox in Lausanne, Switzerland at the Agenda 2020 round table discussion on November 18, 2014.

IOC: Australian Olympic kayaker Jessica Fox has played a part in the launch of Agenda 2020- the International Olympic Committee’s road map for the future of the Games.

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