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Adam Scott of Australia reacts alongside caddie Steve Williams after Scott makes a birdie putt on the second sudden death playoff hole to defeat Angel Cabrera of Argentina to win the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 14, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia.

The International Golf Federation has announced the qualification system for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where the sport will make its return for the first time since St Louis 1904.

Eamon Sullivan adjusts his goggles during previews ahead of the London Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre in Olympic Park on July 23, 2012 in London, England.

SWIMMING: Former world record holder Eamon Sullivan has retired from competitive swimming because of an ongoing shoulder injury.

Joe Ingles of the Boomers in action during the third match between the Australian Boomers and the New Zealand Tall Blacks at Sydney Entertainment Centre on September 11, 2011.

BASKETBALL: Some of the game’s biggest names have been included in the Australian 17-man squad for the road to the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain, tipping off in late August.

Thomas Edgar #19 of Australia spikes the ball as Bartosz Kurek #6,Piotr Nowakowski #1 and Zbigniew Bartman #9 of Poland defend during Men's Volleyball on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Earls Court on August 6, 2012 in London, England.

VOLLEYBALL: Less than 48 hours after pulling off one of the biggest wins in Australian volleyball history, the Volleyroos have arrived in Italy to contest the World League finals with the best five teams in the world.

Ian Thorpe trains during an Australian Swimming Championships training session at the South Australian Aquatic & Leisure Centre on March 14, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia.

SWIMMING: Swimming Australia President John Bertrand, on behalf of the board and the Australian swimming community, has congratulated Ian Thorpe, on his courageous interview with Sir Michael Parkinson on Network Ten last night.

The Australian Volleyball Team lines up to play Canada during the 2014 World League Series in Sydney.

VOLLEYBALL: Australia's men's volleyball team has recorded the biggest win in its history, beating France in five sets to book a place in next week's World League finals in Italy.

Lauren Boden competes in the women's 400 metres hurdles heats during day three of the 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea.

ATHLETICS: Olympic champion Sally Pearson, discus thrower Dani Samuels and 400m hurdler Lauren Wells have each won a bronze medal at the British Athletics Grand Prix in Glasgow.

ROWING: The Australian Rowing Team claimed three silver medals on the final day of World Rowing Cup III in Lucerne, Switzerland yesterday (13 July).

Emma Jackson and Emma Moffatt racing in the London World Championships Series run.

TRIATHLON: Emma Jackson produced a brilliant finish to take the silver medal behind dominant American Gwen Jorgensen in the World Triathlon Series sprint race in Hamburg on Saturday.

Australia fans cheer as players look on after their 3-0 defeat during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Australia and Spain at Arena da Baixada on June 23, 2014 in Curitiba, Brazil.

IOC: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach today received strong support from Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff for the successful delivery of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.