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Michael Rogers of Australia and the Tinkoff-Saxo team celebrates winning stage 16 of the 2014 Tour de France, on July 22, 2014 in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France.

CYCLING: Australia's Michael Rogers will start this week's Tour Down Under among the favourites.

Britt Cox of Australia takes 3rd place during the FIS Freestyle Ski World Championships Men's and Women's Moguls on January 18, 2015 in Kreischberg, Austria.

FREESTYLE SKIING: Moguls skier Britt Cox claimed the World Championships bronze medal with the best performance of her career.

Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia plays a backhand in her quarter final match against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during day four of the 2015 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre on January 14, 2015.

TENNIS: Jarmila Gajdosova looks set to get the locals off to a good start at the Australian Open and break her Melbourne Park hoodoo.

Scott Law, Joshua Harrison, Jackson Law, and Tirian McManus claim victory at the World Cup.

CYCLING: Australia has claimed two gold medals at the UCI Track World Cup Series in Columbia, with both men's and women's teams victorious in team pursuit.

Ric Charlesworth, coach of Australia looks on during the match between Australia and the Netherlands during day two of the Champions Trophy on December 2, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

HOCKEY: Former Kookaburras coach Ric Charlesworth has been named hockey’s International Men’s Coach of the Year.

Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs drives to the basket against the Miami Heat during Game Three of the 2014 NBA Finals on June 10, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

BASKETBALL: Australian basketball history is set to be made when the San Antonio Spurs host the Utah Jazs, with four Australians set to take to the court.

Gold medallist Scotty James of Australia celebrates victory during the medal ceremony for the Men's Halfpipe Final of the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championship 2015 on January 17, 2015 in Kreischberg, Austria.

SNOWBOARD: Dual Olympian Scotty James claimed Australia’s second gold medal in the FIS Ski and Snowboard World Championships by taking out the Halfpipe competition, in Kreischberg, Austria.

Australian fans enjoy the action and get close to the women's basketball teams during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

RIO 2016: The Rio 2016 Organising Committee has launched its ticket programme, revealing more information about how the 7.5 million tickets will be sold.

Laura Peel celebrates winning the Aerials at the FIS Freestyle Ski World Championships on January 15, 2015 in Kreischberg, Austria.

FREESTYLE SKIING: Laura Peel has become the first Australian to win a gold medal in the aerials at the freestyle skiing world championships since Alisa Camplin 12 years ago.