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Australian athletes celebrate the London Olympic Games at the Welcome Home Parade in Melbourne.

RIO 2016: Leading Australian Olympic officials say a top-five finish in the 2016 Rio medalcount is difficult but achievable, with probably double the gold medals won in London needed to make it happen.

An aerial view of the Christ The Redeemer statue (F) and the Maracana Stadium (B) on November 12, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

RIO 2016: The 5th of August 2014 is an exciting day as it marks two years until the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Ian Baker-Finch of Australia watches his tee shot on the 14th hole during day one the 2010 Australian Senior Open at Royal Perth Golf Club on November 19, 2010 in Perth, Australia.

RIO 2016: Australian Olympic Team Chef de Mission, Kitty Chiller has used the two-years-to Rio countdown to name the next crop of Team Leaders for the 2016 Olympic Games, headlined by golfing great and 1991 winner of The Open, Ian Baker-Finch.

The Seven Network - Australia's Olympic Network

IOC: The Seven Network, Australia’s most-watched broadcast television platform, today confirmed the signing of an historic, long-term agreement for an all-encompassing coverage of the Olympic Games over the coming decade.

The IOC has awarded Seven West Media Ltd. (Seven) the Australian broadcast rights for the Olympic Games through until 2020, starting with Nanjjng 2014 and then Rio 2016.

The Australia team celebrate winning the Men's Gold Medal Match Final between India and Australia at Glasgow National Hockey Centre during day eleven of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 3, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

The following is a report card on each Olympic sport from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland after the 10 days of competition, courtesy of AAP.

The Australia team celebrate winning the Men's Gold Medal Match Final between India and Australia at Glasgow National Hockey Centre during day eleven of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 3, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

HOCKEY: For the third consecutive Commonwealth Games, Australia have swept the gold medals in men's and women's hockey.

Matthew Glaetzer of Australia leads the pack through the final corner in the Men's Keirin Final at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome during day four of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 27, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

COMM GAMES CYCLING: Australian cycling again topped the sport's medal tally at the Commonwealth Games for golds (seven) and total medals won (23).

Australian canoe/kayak athlete Jess Fox on her way to victory in the C1 final at the ICF World Cup in La Seu d'Urgell, Spain on 2 August 2014.

CANOE-SLALOM: Jessica Fox and Rosalyn Lawrence have won gold and bronze in the C1W final at the fourth ICF canoe slalom World Cup in La Seu D’Urgell, Spain.

Lauren Mitchell of Western Australia performs on the beam during the Australian National Gymnastics Championships at Hisense Arena on May 23, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.

COMM GAMES GYMNASTICS: Mary-Anne Monckton and Lauren Mitchell have finished second in the beam and floor finals respectively at Glasgow 2014.