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The Rio 2016 Organising Committee has launched the application process for the volunteer programme that will operate during the 2016 Olympic Games.

Spectacular Closing Ceremony of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China on 28 August 2014.

YOG: The second Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) came to a spectacular close today in Nanjing, China, with a dramatic Closing Ceremony at the Olympic Sports Centre Stadium.

Sally Pearson of Australia and Tiffany Porter of Great Britain compete in the Women's 60 Metres Hurdles Final during day two of the 14th IAAF World Indoor Championships at the Atakoy Athletics Arena on March 10, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.

ATHLETICS: Sally Pearson (Qld) has finished second in the women’s 100m hurdles and Dani Samuels has reached the podium again.

AUS and NZL team up to finish third in the mixed team relay in triathlon.

MIXED GENDER: While the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) has been a fantastic experience for everyone involved it has also acted as a dress rehearsal for mixed gender events on a larger Olympic stage.

TEAM: Sydney teenager, Jessica Thornton has been announced as the Flag Bearer for the Closing Ceremony of the second summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing, China.

2014 Australian Youth Olympic Team Chef de Mission Susie O'Neill and the Nanjing YOG mascot.

NANJING 2014: Australia's inability to win a swimming gold medal at the Youth Olympics should not be viewed as a bad omen, says pool great Susie O'Neill.

Analyst Arian Nemani splits urine samples in the anti-doping laboratory which will test athlete’s samples from the London 2012 Games on January 19, 2012 in Harlow, England. The facility, which will be provided by GSK and operated by King’s College London, will test over 6250 samples throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Over 150 anti-doping scientists will work in the laboratory, which measures the size of seven tennis courts, 24 hours a day.

AOC: The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority welcomes the initiative by the President of the Australian Olympic Committee, John Coates, in comprehensively embracing the revised World Anti-Doping Code (the Code).

Trap shooting gold medallist Adam Vella is congratulated by teammate Michael Diamond, who was fourth, at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

SHOOTING: Shooting Australia’s charge at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championship in Granada, Spain (6-20 September) will be led by four Glasgow Commonwealth Games champions.

HOCKEY: It has been a remarkable night for the Hockey5s team in Nanjing, beating Canada in a penalty shoot out, to win the Gold medal at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

Golden Start, Golden End

27 August 2014

TEAM: It was a golden start and a golden end for the Australian Youth Olympic Team competing at the second summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.