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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.

Commonwealth Games medallist Emma McKeon looks on after the Women's 100m Butterfly Final on day two of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

SWIMMING: The best swimmers from across Australia will come together at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre in Adelaide for the 2014 Australian Short Course Championships.

IOC President Thomas Bach and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon agree historic deal to use sport to better the world.

IOC: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has welcomed the historic recognition by the United Nations of the autonomy of the IOC and sport.

Vale Jackie Fairweather

4 November 2014
Krishna Stanton of Australia, (102) Kerryn McCann of Australia and (101) Jackie Gallagher of Australia celebrater a 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the women's Marathon at City of Manchester Stadium during the 2002 Commonwealth Games, Manchester, England on July 28, 2002.

TRIATHLON/ ATHLETICS: The Australian Olympic Committee mourns the passing of Jackie Fairweather (née Gallagher), who represented Australia at the highest level in Triathlon and then Athletics.

Aaron Royle and Ashleigh Gentle emerge victorious after winning the 2014 Noosa Triathlon on Sunday November 2.

TRIATHLON: Overcoming two gut-wrenching 2014 failures, Aaron Royle believes his emotional Noosa Triathlon title defence has set the platform for a breakthrough 2015.

Lucas Neill of Australia (centre) poses with John Boultbee, FFA Chairman Frank Lowy, CEO Ben Buckley and Phil Wolanski after winning the 2010 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifying match between the Australian and Japan at the MCG on June 17, 2009.

World class sports administrator John Boultbee has been appointed Director of High Performance to lead Australia's Volleyroos and Beach Volleyroos to Rio 2016.

2014 Hockey Award Winners

30 October 2014
Mark Knowles poses during an Australian Men's Kookaburras hockey portrait session at AIS in 2012.

HOCKEY: Hockey Australia crowned its top athletes at a glamorous awards night at the Aviary in Perth on Wednesday with the announcement of its Player of the Year, Top Goal Scorer and Player of the World Cup awards.