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Elise Kellond-Knight (L) of Australia celebrates with her team-mates after she scored the winning goal against Korea Republic during the AFC Women's Asian Cup Semi Final match between Korea Republic and Australia at Thong Nhat Stadium on May 22, 2014 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

FOOTBALL: The Matildas will have the chance to defend their AFC Women's Asian Cup title following a dominant and deserved 2-1 Semi Final win over Korea Republic on Thursday night at Ho Chi Minh’s Thong Nhat Stadium.

Mark Woodforde and Todd Woodbridge of Australia show off their gold medals after winning the men's tennis doubles at Stone Mountain Tennis Center in Stone Mountain, Georgia at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia.

TENNIS: Legendary Australian doubles pair Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde will receive the International Tennis Federation's (ITF) highest accolade, the Philippe Chatrier Award.

Naoya Tsukahara of Australia competes in the Pommel Horse on Day One of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships Belgium 2013 held at the Antwerp Sports Palace on September 30, 2013 in Antwerp, Belgium.

GYMNASTICS: The Australian gymnastics team is in the midst of a "rebuilding phase" and likely won't be as dominant in Glasgow as at previous Commonwealth Games.

Michael Rogers in action during the Men's Individual Time Trial Road Cycling on day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 1, 2012 in London, England.

CYCLING: Michael Rogers has taken advantage of a downhill attack to win the 11th stage of the Giro d'Italia, while fellow Australian Cadel Evans retained the overall lead.

The process of planting grass begins on the Olympic Golf Course.

The Olympic Golf Course in Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro is taking shape. Earlier this week the process of planting grass commenced on the first of the 18 holes, hole number 8.

Madonna Blyth poses during an Australian women's Hockeyroos hockey portrait session at on May 25, 2012 in Perth, Australia.

HOCKEY: The Hockeyroos showed resilience and grit to take a share of the spoils in a 3-3 draw with Germany on Sunday, securing the World Cup warm-up tournament title in the process as they finished ahead of the hosts on goal difference in Bremen.

Ian Chesterman talks to alpine skier Dominic Demschar at the end of the Alpine Skiing course during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

AOC: Tasmania’s Ian Chesterman has been appointed Chef de Mission of the Australian Olympic Team for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, the sixth time he has led an Australian Olympic Team.

2014 NBA draft prospect Dante Exum watches the round 18 NBL match between the Melbourne Tigers and the Adelaide 36ers at Hisense Arena in February 16, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.

BASKETBALL: Ping-pong balls will soon give the young Australian basketball phenomenon Dante Exum the biggest clue to where his NBA career will start.

Christop Bieler of Austria during the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup HS134/10km on December 4, 2011 in Lillehammer, Norway.

IOC: IOC President, Thomas Bach, met His Majesty the King of Norway, Harald V, at the Royal Castle in Oslo, ahead of a visit to Lillehammer for meetings with the local organisers of Lillehammer 2016.

Dani Samuels competes in the Women's Discus Throw Final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 4, 2012 in London, England.

Dani Samuels has continued her stunning start to the 2014 season at the IAAF Diamond League in Shanghai (CHN).