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IOC President Thomas Bach is presented with an Australian Fencing jacket at Sydney Olympic Park on April 29, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC: IOC President Thomas Bach had not been to Australia since the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and it took no time at all to ‘really feel at home again amongst friends’.

IOC President Thomas Bach poses in front of the Olympic Cauldron from the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games outside the Olympic Stadium on April 29, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.

IOC president Thomas Bach says Australia's famous love of sport gives it a great chance of hosting the 2028 Olympics, if an expected bid from south-east Queensland eventuates.

IOC President Thomas Bach presents Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott with a special Olympic medal for heads of state during a meeting at Parliament House in Canberra on 29 April 2015.

AOC: IOC President Thomas Bach has had a busy day in Australia meeting with the most powerful man in the country Prime Minister Tony Abbott and talking about a potential future Olympic bid and the legacy of Sydney 2000 with other important dignitaries.

IOC President Thomas Bach and Australian kayak Olympic silver medallist Jess Fox at an IOC Agenda 2020 discussion with prominent athletes from around the world, 18 November 2014.

IOC President Thomas Bach is coming to Australia this week to hold a series of high-powered meetings

Jess Fox concentrates at she claims the K1 Junior World Cup.

It was another huge weekend on the #RoadtoRio for Australian athletes, including the Sailing World Cup Hyeres and Canoe/Kayak slalom Junior World Championships.

Aussie fans cheer on Ryan Bayley of Australia during the men's track cycling sprint final on August 24, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games.

The Australian public can now request tickets to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the first Olympic Games to be held in South America.

Images of Olympians who fought in World War I, including Cecil Healy, Keith Heritage and Claude Ross who all lost their lives.

AOC: On the centenary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli, the Australian Olympic Committee has compiled the following list of Olympians who enlisted in WW I to recognise their service to the country

WA Premier Colin Barnett has officially opened the WAIS High Performance Service Centre.

New WAIS High Performance Service Centre to provide Olympic hopefuls with a world class training facility as they prepare for the 2016 Rio Games.

An aerial view of the Olympic Joao Havelange Stadium on the 1,000th day before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on November 9, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil is also hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup which commences in June of next year.

With ambitious aims of a top-five finish, the AOC is warning Australia's Olympic hopefuls they'll be in Rio de Janeiro for business not pleasure next year.

Brisbane skyline combined with Gold Coast skyline. These two cities, one-hour drive apart, would be the centrepiece of a potential bid for the 2028 Olympic Games.

The AOC has agreed to support the Mayors of South-East Queensland (SEQ) with a possible bid for the 2028 Olympic Games.