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A general view of the Copacabana beach ahead of the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 on June 6, 2013.

Brazil will enjoy five days of non-stop partying, after Rio de Janeiro's Carnival officially opened.

Ambrose Curtis of New Zealand is tackled by Nick Malouf (top) and Ed Jenkins of Australia during the USA Sevens Rugby tournament on February 14, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

RUGBY: Qantas Australian Men's Sevens Head Coach Geraint John has lauded the attitude of his players after wins over Canada and England secured the Plate in Las Vegas.

Lindsay Gaze coaching at the NBL semi-final between the West Sydney Razorbacks v Melbourne Tigers at the State Sports Centre, Sydney.

BASKETBALL: Australian basketball legend Lindsay Gaze, who was part of seven Olympic campaigns as a player and coach, has been elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Nina Kennedy of the West Australian Institute of Sport reacts after clearing 4.59m and breaking the World Junior Record in the Womens Pole Vault during the 2015 Perth Track Classic.

Seventeen-year-old Nina Kennedy is the toast of international athletics after she performed the biggest ever leap by an under 20 aged athlete outdoors.

Australian slalom paddler Jessica Fox and Lucien Delfour each won K1 gold at the Australian Open in Penrith on Sunday.

Nathan Power of Australia controls the ball against Filip Filipovic of Serbia during the Fina Men's Water Polo World League Super Semi Final match between Australia and Serbia at the Hamdan Sports Complex.

Australia’s men and women’s water polo teams both face an early challenge in the group stages of the 2015 FINA World Championships in Russia.

The Matildas embrace before the Women's International Friendly match between the Australian Matildas and Brazil at Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre on April 9, 2014.

FOOTBALL: The Matildas have ended the international tri series with two wins from their two matches.

The Omega clock is unveiled in Lillehammer to mark the one-year countdown to the Winter Youth Olympic Games.

Celebrations to mark one year to go to the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016 have kicked off.

Alex Rowe (Vic) could become the nation’s fastest ever 800m runner in his own right this Australian Athletics Tour, with confirmation today that world record holder David Rudisha (KEN) will compete at upcoming events in Sydney (NSW) and Melbourne (Vic).

The Australian team enter the stadium during the Winter Youth Olympic Games Opening Ceremony at the Bergisel Stadium on January 13, 2012 in Innsbruck, Austria.

The next time an Australian Olympic Team marches in an Olympic Opening Ceremony will be in exactly 12 months, at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway.