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23 October 2014
Silver medallist Sam Willoughby of Australia celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Men's BMX Cycling Final on Day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the BMX Track on August 10, 2012 in London, England.

RIO 2016: Leading into the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, there has never been a stronger alliance between the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

Christian Sprenger of Australia celebrates winning the Swimming Men's 100m Breaststroke Final at the FINA World Championships on July 29, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

SWIMMING: Reigning world-champion breaststroker Christian Sprenger is determined to shake off a major shoulder injury in time for what will likely be his last Olympic Games.

Margaret and Gough Whitlam during their lobbying for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Africa in 1993. With their help Sydney defeated Beijing by 45 votes to 43.

Among the many triumphs Gough Whitlam had during his life, the former Prime Minister played a vital role in winning the 2000 Olympic Games bid for Sydney- an event that shaped the nation.

Australian rowers prepare for the National Rowing Selection Trials at Penrith International Regatta Centre on March 27, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.

ROWING: Rowing Australia today announced the appointment of Olympic silver medallist Rob Scott as Chairman of Rowing Australia. The dual Olympian will be accompanied by Flavia Gobbo as Deputy Chairman.

Tom Burton wins bronze at the Sailing World Cup in Qingdao in October 2014.

SAILING: The all conquering 470 class combination of Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan added to their overflowing trophy cabinet on Friday, winning male sailor of the year at the 2014 Yachting Australia awards. Meanwhile Tom Burton (NSW) finished third in the Laser fleet at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Qingdao (14-18 October), China.

AOC President John Coates speaking at the Senate enquiry into Anti-Doping Legislation.

DOPING: Australia's Olympics chief has urged all sporting bodies to bring their anti-drugs codes up to world standard or risk not being able to participate in major events.

AOC President John Coates in Sydney after returning from Buenos Aires where he was elected IOC Vice President.

AOC: Australia's Olympics chief John Coates believes delaying the adoption of a world anti-drugs policy could put at risk the nation's participation in major sports events.

AOC President John Coates speaks during the Australian Olympic Committee Annual General Meeting at Museum of Contemporary Art on May 10, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC: John Coates will appear at a Senate Inquiry in Canberra on Friday where he will support tougher bans for drug cheats and a targeted campaign to rid sport of corrupt athlete associates.

Warren Potent celebrates becoming the 50m Rifle Prone World Champion at the 2014 World Championships in Granada, Spain on 11 September 2014.

SHOOTING: World number one rifle shooter Warren Potent and young Trap shooters Catherine Skinner and Laetisha Scanlan have been invited to the ISSF World Cup Final

RIO 2016: The AIS today launched the most significant athlete wellbeing program in its history to make sure Australia's top athletes are given the best possible access to education and information to manage their actions and decisions in sport and life.

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