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Japan and Australia enters the field before the start of the AFC Women's Asian Cup Group A match between Australia and Japan at Thong Nhat Stadium on May 14, 2014 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

FOOTBALL: The Australian women's football team have opened their AFC Women’s Asian Cup title defence with an entertaining 2-2 draw with Japan

(L to R) Emilee Cherry vs China in Atlanta (Michael Lee Photography) and Charlotte Caslick portrait shot in Brisbane.

RUGBY: The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens pair of Emilee Cherry and Charlotte Caslick have been shortlisted for the prestigious IRB Women’s Sevens Player of the Year award.

Chasing the crown

13 May 2014
Emilee Cherry of Australia makes a break during the women's cup final match between England and Australia on day two of the 2012 IRB Hong Kong Sevens at Hong Kong Stadium on March 24, 2012 in So Kon Po, Hong Kong.

RUGBY SEVENS: Australian Women's Sevens Head Coach Tim Walsh has named the 12-strong squad that he hopes will bring home the country's first ever IRB Sevens World Series title.

Sam Willoughby of Australia competes during the Men's BMX Cycling on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at BMX Track on August 8, 2012 in London, England.

CYCLING - BMX: Sam Willoughby has continued Australia’s stunning run of success in international BMX races by claiming the men’s title at the rain-soaked UCI BMX Supercross World Cup event in Papendal, Netherlands.

Melissa Wu competes in the Women's 10m Platform Diving Preliminary on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 8, 2012 in London, England.

DIVING: Australian diver Melissa Wu has capped off a successful weekend at the Puerto Rico Grand Prix with a gold medal in the 10m platform.

Sam Griffiths of Australia celebrates on board Paulank Brockagh after winning on day five of the Badminton Horse Trials on May 11, 2014 in England.

EQUESTRIAN: Olympian Sam Griffiths has won the Badminton Horse Trials, the world's most prestigious annual three-day event

Richard Campbell of Australia and Ning Pan of China in action during the Men's Water Polo preliminary round match between China and Australia during day five of the 15th FINA World Championships at Piscines Bernat Picornell on July 24, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

WATER POLO: The UNSW Wests Magpies have won their first National Water Polo League crown since 2008 with an enthralling 7-5 victory over the Victorian Seals who fell just short of completing a fairytale finish to their inaugural season in the competition.

Matias Tudela of Spain is tackled by Peter Schuster of Australia during the Marriot London Sevens match between Australia and Spain at Twickenham Stadium on May 10, 2014 in London, England.

RUGBY SEVENS: Michael O'Connor's swansong as Men's Sevens Head Coach ended in heartache after his side pushed the 2013/14 World Series Champions New Zealand to the limit, eventually falling short in a points-laden Cup Final at the London Sevens.

AOC President John Coates addresses the Annual General Meeting at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney on 10 May 2014.

AOC: The President of the Australian Olympic Committee, John Coates, has sent a blunt warning to his member sports to be aware of the new WADA rules concerning coaches, trainers and support personnel who are involved in doping.

Alisa Camplin reacts to Sharnita Crompton being confirmed as the bronze medal winner for the Ice Hockey Skills Challenge. Her training partner Sam Hodic and coach Andrew Reynolds are relieved.

AOC: Women are being appointed to more leadership roles by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) with three Olympians in charge of future Teams.