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President of the IOC Thomas Bach hosts the Executive Board Meeting at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.

IOC: The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) agreed today on a set of 40 recommendations that will shape the future of the Olympic Movement. The recommendations will be presented, discussed and voted upon by the full IOC Membership at the 127th IOC session in Monaco on 8 and 9 December.

Catherine Skinner has claimed a bronze medal in Women’s Trap at Shooting World Championship in Granada, Spain.

SHOOTING: Chemical Engineering student Catherine Skinner (East Melbourne, VIC) has come away with the bronze medal after a nail-biting semi-final at the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) World Cup Final in Gabala, Azerbaijan, yesterday.

Hornsey and Patrick retire

24 October 2014
Gold medallists (L-R) Helen Glover and Heather Stanning of Great Britain celebrate on the podium with silver medallists (L-R) Sarah Tait and Kate Hornsey of Australia and bronze medallists (L-R) Rebecca Scown and Juliette Haigh of New Zealand after competing in the Women's Pair Final A on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on August 1, 2012 in Windsor, England.

ROWING: Australia Rowing Team member and London 2012 silver medal-winning athlete, Kate Hornsey, has formally announced her retirement from rowing. Joining Hornsey in announcing her retirement is Australian Rowing Team coxswain, Elizabeth Patrick.

Lisa Martin of Australia finishes first in the women's marathon during the Commonwealth Games held in Auckland, New Zealand on January 31, 1990.

ATHLETICS: In celebration of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, the Athletics Australia Hall of Fame was established to recognise the outstanding achievements of Australia's truly great athletes across the course of this history and since then more than 35 people have been added to the illustrious list.

How 220 = Top 5

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.