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Sally Pearson of Australia poses next to the timing screen after setting a new Olympic record of 12.35 in the Women's 100m Hurdles Final on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 7, 2012 in London, England.

ATHLETICS: Former national cricket coach John Buchanan will chair a wide-ranging Australian Sports Commission review into the troubled state of athletics in Australia.

Lauren Jackson #15 attempts a free throw in the first half against Russia during the Women's Basketball Bronze Medal game on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 11, 2012 in London, England.

BASKETBALL: Australian star Lauren Jackson has been forced to withdraw from the 2014 FIBA World Championships campaign in order to undertake further rehabilitation for her knee injury.

Sam Griffiths and his horse Paulank Brockagh contest the Jumping phase of the Eventing competition at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France on 31 August 2014.

EQUESTRIAN: It wasn't quite the finish the Australian Eventing team we're hoping for at the 2014 World Equestrian Games (WEG), slipping from the bronze medal position to finish fifth in the team's score.

Australian rower Kim Crow on her way to victory in the quarter-final of the Single Scull at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam.

ROWING: Kim Crow won silver, and the men's lightweight four and women's double scull won bronze, on the final day of the World Rowing Championships in The Netherlands.

Charlotte McShane competing at the ITU Grand Final in Edmonton, Canada on 31 August 2014.

The World Triathlon Grand Final was held in Edmonton over the weekend and it was a tough end to the elite season for the Australian athletes.

GAMES: The 2nd Youth Olympic Games have ended after a gala Closing Ceremony at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Stadium.

Rio 2016 Volunteers

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.