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Members of the Australian Canoeing Team (minus Jess Fox) for the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in Deep Creek, USA.

CANOE/KAYAK - SLALOM: Seven Australian athletes have advanced to the semifinals after an entertaining opening day of racing at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in Deep Creek, USA.

Burton sails to silver

19 September 2014
Tom Burton (NSW) claimed Australia’s first medal of the ISAF Sailing World Championships – a silver – in the Laser class on Thursday (18 September).

SAILING: Tom Burton claimed Australia’s first medal of the ISAF Sailing World Championships – a silver – in the Laser class on Thursday. In other Australian results, defending World Champions Mat Belcher and Will Ryan took the lead in the Men’s 470 fleet in Santander, Spain, while Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen moved into third in the 49er class.

The process of planting grass begins on the Olympic Golf Course.

GOLF: The future of the golf course under construction for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 is unclear after the city of Rio and the course developer - both defendants in a lawsuit - failed to agree to changes proposed by a Brazilian court.

Jessica Fox of Australia competes during the Womens Kayak Single (K1) Slalom heats on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Lee Valley White Water Centre on July 30, 2012 in London, England.

CANOE/KAYAK - SLALOM: Only a handful of the top paddlers contest both the women’s C1 and K1 events, and Fox is determined to prove she can do both. No woman has ever won both titles at a senior World Championship level.

Australian sports fans in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the FIFA Football World Cup in July 2014.

RIO 2016: Games organisers have unveiled ticket pricing aimed at making attendance "as affordable as possible," with Australian residents encouraged to register their interest.

Flavia Gobbo who was appointed Rowing Australia Chairman on 15 September 2014.

ROWING: Colin Smith has tendered his resignation as Chairman of Rowing Australia, a decision which took effect at the RA Board Meeting yesterday.

Malcolm Speed arrives for the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Annual Induction ceremony at Crown Palladium on October 11, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

CYCLING: The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and Cycling Australia (CA) today welcomed the appointment of a new board to CA which gives the sport the right mix of skills and expertise for it to reach its full potential.

Catherine Skinner of Australia after receiving her bronze medal for the Women's Trap event at the World Championships in Granda Spain on 13 September 2014.

SHOOTING: Victorian 24-year-old Catherine Skinner has claimed a bronze medal in Women’s Trap and Emma Cox has won silver in the non-Olympic women's double trap at the Shooting World Championship in Granada, Spain.

Kevan Gosper, President of Oceania National Olympic Committee speaks during an official Maori welcome to the Oceania National Olympic Committee General Assemly for Jacques Rogge, President of the IOC at the Millennium Hotel on March 31, 2009 in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Kevan Gosper, the quarter-mile champion at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, recently discovered his prized medal was missing when he returned home from spinal surgery.

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.

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