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Mark Knowles during the Men's Hockey match between Australia and Pakistan on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Riverbank Arena Hockey Centre on August 7, 2012 in London, England.

HOCKEY: Australian men’s hockey captain Mark Knowles has been named as the sport’s International Player of the Year for 2014. The 30-year-old lead the Kookaburras to gold at the 2014 World Cup and Commonwealth Games.

Danielle Scott of Australia flies to fourth place in the women's Aerials at the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup during the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley on February 1, 2013 in Park City, Utah.

FREESTYLE SKIING: Danielle Scott and Laura Peel have qualified for the finals of the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Kreischberg, Austria, in first and second place.

Massimo Luongo of Australia is substituted for Mark Bresciano during the 2015 Asian Cup match between Oman and Australia at ANZ Stadium on January 13, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.

FOOTBALL: Australia’s impressive displays in their opening pair of AFC Asian Cup victories are a reflection of the football being played by the Socceroos rather than the quality of the opponents, believes coach Ange Postecoglou.

Torah Bright celebrates after winning the silver medal in the Snowboard Halfpipe at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

FREESTYLE/SNOWBOARD: A team of 21 Australians, 10 men and 11 women, will mount their assault on the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Austria, from Thursday.

Courtney Atkinson competes in the swimming leg of the men's triathlon at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Former national champion Courtney Atkinson has ended a two-year sabbatical in a bid to become the first Australian triathlete to contest three Olympics.

Two World Cup Moguls medals

12 January 2015
Matt Graham of Australia competes in the Men's Moguls Finals on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

Mogul skier Britt Cox secured Australia’s second World Cup medal in 24 hours to cap off a highly successful weekend, following Matt Graham's silver medal.

Kristi Willoughby (Harrower) moves the ball aduring the women's basketball gold medal game at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

BASKETBALL: Retiring Australian basketball star Kristi Harrower has gone out a winner, with Bendigo Spirit winning her final WNBL game.

Peta Mullens celebrates her 2015 Road Nationals title win ahead of Rachel Neylan on 10 January 2015.

CYCLING: Peta Mullens showed her future could be on the road rather than the dirt and Heinrich Haussler was so happy in green and gold, as the Road Cycling Nationals at Buninyong in Victoria concluded with the gruelling and exciting road race events.

Massimo Luongo of Australia runs with the ball during the 2015 Asian Cup match between the Australian Socceroos and Kuwait at AAMI Park on January 9, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.

FOOTBALL: Massimo Luongo’s eye-catching performance in Friday’s 4-1 win over Kuwait at the AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 highlights the success of Australia’s ongoing revamp according to coach

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.

Australian sport has embraced the new World Anti-Doping Code with John Coates declaring the uptake is a “clear indication that Australian sport is united in the fight against doping”.