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Cate Campbell (R) of Australia celebrates with Bronte Campbell (L) of Australia after winning the Womens 100m Freestyle Final during day six of the Australian National Swimming Championships on April 8, 2015.

Swimming Australia has announced three key appointments to its high performance structure in the countdown to next year’s Rio Olympics.

James Magnussen of Australia smiles into a TV camera after competing in the Men's 100m Freestyle semi final 1 on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 31, 2012 in London, England.

IOC: The new 24-hour Olympic television channel will be up and running "by April or May 2016", in time for the Rio Games.

Australian Geoff Bloomfield in action on Money Talks during the Team Show Jumping at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

EQUESTRIAN: The International Equestrian Federation has stripped France of its spot in team eventing at next year's Olympics because of a doping violation.

Lynn Parker and Matthew Dunn OAM were awarded the Order of Merit by the NSWOC Executive for 2015

Lynn Parker and Matthew Dunn OAM have been awarded the Order of Merit by the NSWOC Executive for 2015

Aussie fans cheer on Ryan Bayley of Australia during the men's track cycling sprint final on August 24, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games.

The Australian public can now request tickets to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the first Olympic Games to be held in South America.

Tessa Lavey (L) of Australia handles the ball against Emi Kudeken (R) of Japan
during the women's basketball international friendly match between Japan and Australia at Kamiyama City Sports and Cultural Center on July 27, 2014.

22-year-old Tessa Lavey will join 17 other players at the Australian women's basketball team camp in Gosford, Sydney on April 27.

Images of Olympians who fought in World War I, including Cecil Healy, Keith Heritage and Claude Ross who all lost their lives.

AOC: On the centenary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli, the Australian Olympic Committee has compiled the following list of Olympians who enlisted in WW I to recognise their service to the country

Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), is seen on the stage at Christuskirche on March 10, 2015 in Bochum, Germany.

IOC President Thomas Bach, whose schedule included stops in five countries, meetings with world leaders, and seven days championing the importance of sport in society and its ability to spread peace.

WA Premier Colin Barnett has officially opened the WAIS High Performance Service Centre.

New WAIS High Performance Service Centre to provide Olympic hopefuls with a world class training facility as they prepare for the 2016 Rio Games.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 22: Australian Rugby CEO Bill Pulver discusses the appointment of Michael Cheika as Australian Wallabies coach during an Australian Wallabies press conference at ARU Headquarters on October 22, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

ARU boss Bill Pulver has all but scuppered Bernard Foley's bid to represent Australia at next year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.