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Australia's Thomas Edgar attacks during the FIVB World Championships match between Australia and Italy on September 14, 2014 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

VOLLEYBALL: Australia has had a disappointing finish to its 2014 Volleyball World Championships campaign, beaten by Italy in the battle to avoid the wooden spoon in their second round group.

Russell Mark wins gold in the men's double trap at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

SHOOTING: Six-time Olympian Russell Mark OAM has announced the end of an outstanding shooting career, choosing to retire after his Double Trap event at the 51st ISSF World Championship in Granada, Spain.

Head coach Sandy Brondello of the Phoenix Mercury celebrates with teammates after defeating the Minnesota Lynx 96-78 in game three of the WNBA Western Conference Finals. Phoenix went on to win the WNBA title for 2014.

BASKETBALL: Four-time Olympian Sandy Brondello claimed a slice of basketball history, becoming the first Australian coach to win a WNBA championship

Australian Laser class sailors including Tom Burton sail in the Spanish waters for the 2014 World Championships in Santander.

SAILING: The Laser is the first boat class Australia has qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Tom Slingsby won the gold at London 2012 and also now the Australian Laser fleet is looking strong.

Warren Potent of Australia celebrates after winning the Gold medal during the Men's 50m Rifle Prone Shooting at at Barry Buddon Shooting Centre during day five of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 28, 2014 in Carnoustie, United Kingdom.

SHOOTING: Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist Warren Potent has won his first World Championship title, on the way to securing Australia’s first quota place for Rio 2016.

Leilani Mitchell of Australia drives the ball during the women's basketball international friendly match between Japan and Australia at Kamiyama City Sports and Cultural Center on July 27, 2014 in Kaminoyama, Japan.

BASKETBALL: Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the Australian Team to compete at the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women in Turkey.

IOC President Thomas Bach attends a press conference on July 1, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea.

IOC: International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble met today at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne to advance collaboration on the protection of sport from corruption, particularly the manipulation of competition through betting.

Will Ryan and Mathew Belcher after winning the 2013 470 European Championship

SAILING: The 2014 ISAF World Championships is not only the biggest regatta of the year it also is where 50 per cent of all quota places for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be determined.

Boomers forward Joe Ingles against Turkey at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Barcelona.

BASKETBALL: Two three-pointers in the final minute has guided Turkey to a 65-64 win over the Australian Men's Basketball Team in the Round of 16 at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Barcelona this morning.

Coach Graham Reid of Australia talks to the players after the win in the match between Australia and India during day five of the 2012 Champions Trophy at the State Netball and Hockey Centre on December 8, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

Senior Assistant Coach Graham Reid to step up to lead Australian men's hockey team to Rio Olympic Games