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Liam De Young retires

27 June 2014
Liam De Young looks on during an Australian Kookaburras training session at Shenton Park on April 18, 2012 in Perth, Australia.

HOCKEY: Olympic gold medallist Liam De Young, one of the most decorated players in Australian hockey, has announced his retirement from the Kookaburras after 312 appearances.

Will Ryan, Mathew Belcher and Victor Kovalenko after winning gold in the 470 men in Holland, 25 May 2013

AIS: The Australian Institute of Sport continued its focus on investing in sports with the greatest potential to deliver international success at the announcement of its annual investment allocations to sports today.

Australian players form a huddle prior to the start of the International Test match between the Australian Hockeyroos and Korea at Perth Hockey Stadium on April 27, 2013 in Perth, Australia.

HOCKEY: The Australian Commonwealth Games Association has announced the Australian men’s and women’s hockey teams nominated by Hockey Australia for the Commonwealth Games, which begin next month in Glasgow. Both teams are looking to defend the titles won four years ago.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach attends the Men's Luge Singles on Day 2 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

IOC: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach got very much into the spirit of Olympic Day today, addressing over 1,000 runners in a 5.2 km run before hosting Olympic Day celebrations at the IOC headquarters, where he called on people around the world to get physically active and enjoy the benefits of leading healthy lifestyles.

Australia fans cheer as players look on after their 3-0 defeat during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Australia and Spain at Arena da Baixada on June 23, 2014 in Curitiba, Brazil.

FOOTBALL: Australia signed off from the World Cup with a 3-0 loss to a classy Spain thanks to goals from A-League bound David Villa, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata.

Australian Olympians aim to motivate school students across Australia in a new online video resource produced by the AOC.

Sally Kehoe and Olympia Aldersey of Australia look exhausted after winning the Womens Double Sculls race during the Rowing World Cup at the Sydney International Rowing Centre on March 30, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

ROWING: The victors of World Rowing Cup I, Sally Kehoe and Olympia Aldersey, continued their winning ways yesterday by securing gold for Australia in the final of the Women’s Double Sculls at World Rowing Cup II in Aiguebelette, France.

Australia's male volleyball team returns to the World League for the first time since 1999 in a match against Belgium.

VOLLEYBALL: The Australian men's volleyball team has come from two sets to love down to pull off a stunning victory over Canada in their World League match in Edmonton.

Rosalyn Lawrence wins gold in the World Cup C1W final in Prague in June 2014.

CANOE/KAYAK - SLALOM: Rosalyn Lawrence has won gold in in the C1W final at the third ICF canoe slalom World Cup in Prague.

Billy Miller looks to pass in the Men's Classification 7th-8th place match between the United States and Australia on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Water Polo Arena on August 12, 2012 in London, England.

WATER POLO: Match reports from the FINA World League Super Final in Dubai where the Australian men's team is in action.