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Coach Tim Decker with Miles Scotson, Sam Welsford, DanFitter and Alex Porter after the young Australians won gold in the Team Pursuit at the UCI Track World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico on November 8, 2014.

CYCLING - TRACK: Matthew Glaetzer's (SA) men's sprint gold and third fastest 'Flying 200m' in history punctuated a successful start for Australia to the 2014/15 UCI Track World Cup Series.

Ty Swadling and Shaun Swadling of Australia compete in the Synchronized Trampoline Mens Qualification during the 28th Trampoline and Tumbling World Championships at National Indoor Arena on November 19, 2011 in Birmingham, England.

GYMNASTICS - TRAMPOLINE: Australia has finished its run on a high at the 30th Trampoline and Tumbling World Championships in Daytona Beach, Florida, with star athletes finishing seventh in the men's individual trampoline final, and fifth in the women's double-mini trampoline final.

Mitchell Larkin looks pleased with his performance after winning the final of the Mens 100 metre Backstroke event during the 2014 Australian Swimming Championships at Brisbane Aquatic Centre on April 2, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.

SWIMMING: Three rookies will join 11 members of Australia’s successful Commonwealth Games team and seven Olympians in a 20-strong Australian Swim Team named tonight for next month’s FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships in Doha (December 3-7).

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.

AOC: All coaches, staff and officials must undergo a mandatory Working with Children Check before they can join the Australian Olympic Team at the 2016 Rio Games.

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 President Thomas Bach urged delegates to seize the chance for change and approve a wide-ranging revamp of the Games likely to include a shake-up of the sports contested and a new TV channel.

Deborah Lovely of Australia attempts a lift in the women's +75kg weightlifting event at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

WEIGHTLIFTING: Two-time Olympian Deborah Acason (nee Lovely) heads a 7-strong Australian team at the World Weightlifting Championships in Kazakhstan beginning this weekend.

The entrance to Espaco Rio, which will be transformed as The Edge for the Australian Olympic Team during the Rio Olympic Games. It is located a short distance from the Rio 2016 Athletes' Village.

RIO 2016: The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has a new home in Rio de Janeiro- The Edge.

Head coach Aurelio Vidmar controls the ball during an Olyroos training session at Leichhardt Oval on September 16, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.

FOOTBALL: Olyroos Head Coach Aurelio Vidmar today named a 22-man squad to play high profile matches against Brazil, China PR and Korea Republic in a Four-Nation International Friendly tournament in Wuhan, China from 14-18 November 2014.

Renee McElduff on the start track at the Beijing Olympic Stadium which was transformed into an Aerial Skiing venue for the 2013 World Cup event in December.

2022 WINTER OLYMPICS: Beijing is confident it can host the 2022 Winter Olympics, an official said on Tuesday, after several withdrawals left the bid -- initially seen as a dry run for a future event -- the unlikely favourite.

Rio medals will be recycled

5 November 2014
It’s what all the athletes going to the Youth Olympic Games are dreaming of, the Nanjing 2014 medal...

RIO 2016: The Brazilian Mint will produce the objects most desired by the world's top athletes in the next few years – the medals that will be awarded at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.