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Wu rises to the occasion

28 November 2013
Joshua Wu celebrates his AYOF weightlifting bronze medal with his diving dual Olympian sister Melissa in Sydney on 17 January 2013.

WEIGHTLIFTING: So what races through the mind of a 17-year-old, as he stands quivering on a platform, somehow keeping 117 kilograms hoisted above his head, knowing he’d just secured a bronze medal?

1500m freestyle Olympians Daniel Kowalski, John Konrads and Grant Hackett with 1500m Olympic hopefuls Matt Levings, Jordan Harrison and Mack Horton at the Murray Rose Tribute Dinner at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney on 26 November, 2013.

AOC: Imagine a room where you have Ian Thorpe and Herb Elliot deep in conversation; a table away three budding young 1500m swimmers are hanging on to Grant Hackett’s every word; Dawn Fraser is on the other side of the room reminiscing with teammates John Konrads and Sandra Morgan-Beavis; and London 2012 K4 gold medallist David Smith is down the back getting his Murray Rose book signed by 1956 and 1960 swim team captain John Devitt.

Olympic legends at the Murray Rose Tribute Dinner

AOC: Australian swimming legend, Murray Rose AM was honoured and celebrated at an exclusive Tribute Dinner in his namesake on Tuesday 26 November 2013 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.

Australian Rugby Sevens captain Ed Jenkins in action against South Africa in the 2013 Gold Coast Sevens.

RUGBY SEVENS: The Australian men's and women's Rugby Sevens sides have been named ahead of the Dubai 7s World Series.

Cate Campbell of Australia prepares to compete in the 100m freestyle at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

AOC:Olympic gold medallist Cate Campbell has joined the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) Athletes’ Commission, after the proposal was accepted at the AOC Executive Meeting in Melbourne on Friday.

Katrina Gorry of the Matildas celebrates with team mates after scoring the first goal during the match between the Australian Matildas and China PR at WIN Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Wollongong, Australia.

FOOTBALL: The Matildas have started their two-game friendly series against China with a 2-0 win in Wollongong to claim just their second victory in eight matches.

Annette Edmondson of Australia competes in the Women's Omnium Track Cycling 3km Individual Pursuit on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Velodrome on August 7, 2012 in London, England.

CYCLING - TRACK: Australian cyclists could be facing excess baggage charges on their return flight from New Zealand following a flurry of medals, including seven gold, on the final night of the UCI Oceania Track Cycling Championships in Invercargill.

Michael Diamond of Australia completes in the Men's Singles Trap final at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range during day seven of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games on October 10, 2010 in Delhi, India.

Sydney is gearing itself to host the 2013 Oceania Shooting Continental Championship, an event run once every two years. To be held at the 2000 Olympic Games legacy venue, the Sydney International Shooting Centre will welcome about 230 athletes, with over 400 starts expected.

Anna Meares of Australia in action in race one of the Women's Sprint Quarter Finals on day two of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup at Manchester Veledrome on November 2, 2013 in Manchester, England.

CYCLING - TRACK: Olympic gold medalist Anna Meares produced a world-class performance to claim gold in the 500m time trial at the Oceania track cycling championships as Australia grabbed three golds on the opening night of competition in Invercargill, New Zealand.

K4 fastest over 500m

20 November 2013
Montage image of Australia's gold medal winning K4 from the London Olympics and the men's coxless four who won rowing silver.

KAYAKING/ ROWING: It was all about bragging rights, and in the end the winners took up the opportunity to do just that.