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Liesel Jones displays her Olympic medals as the Australian Olympic team arrive home at Sydney Airport following the Beijing 2008 Olympics August 26, 2008 in Sydney, Australia.

Serial medallists Leisel Jones and Anna Meares open their campaigns for three gold medals each at the Delhi Commonwealth Games on Tuesday but their biggest danger comes from teammates.

Anna Meares of Australia powers to gold in the 500m Time Trial final at the IG Sports Complex during day two of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games on October 5, 2010 in Delhi, India.

Australian track cycling queen Anna Meares believes the nation's new-look team for Delhi has proved it can match the Commonwealth Games heroics of those four years earlier.

Australia Liz Cambage drives to the basket against Greece at the 2010 World Championships, 27 September Ostrava, Czech Republic.

The Opals plan to wash their mouths out of the bitter taste of the 2010 world championship as quickly as possible before plotting a return to the podium at the London Olympic Games.Australia's 74-62 win over France on Sunday left them in fifth place in the Czech Republic, their worst finish in a major tournament in 20 years.

Team Australia (Gold), England (Silver) and Canada (Bronze) pose on the podium at the medal presentation for the Men's Artistic Gymnastics at the IG Sports Complex during day one of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games on October 4, 2010 in Delhi, India.

Following a spectacular Opencing Ceremony on Sunday night the Australian athletes got into action on Monday at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Jack Bobridge of Australia on his way to winning the Mens Individual Pursuit Gold during day one of the UCI Track World Cup at Hisense Arena on November 20, 2008 in Melbourne, Australia.

Australian officials are confident their youthful cycling team can shed the training wheels when Commonwealth Games competition starts on Tuesday, and fast-track the nation's progress towards the 2012 Olympics. Just two of the 27-strong track and road team were at the Beijing Olympics,

The Australian team lead the peloton out of Melbourne during the Elite Men's Road Race on day five of the UCI Road World Championships on October 3, 2010 in Geelong, Australia.

Queensland's Allan Davis has given more than 150,000 parochial fans something to cheer about on the final day of racing at the 2010 UCI Road World Championships

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Laden with medals the Australian Boxing Team almost reached the excess baggage limit before boarding their return flight from the 2007 Oceania Championships in Samoa.

Brett Parbery of Australia rides on Victory Salute during the Dressage Grand Prix Freestyle CDIO competition of the CHIO on July 18, 2010 in Aachen, Germany.

Australian Dressage rider Brett Parbery has made history at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, Kentucky USA. Parbery has qualified for tomorrow night’s Grand Prix Freestyle

Richie Porte of Australia crosses the finish line as he competes in the Men's Elite Time Trial on day two of the UCI Road World Championships on September 30, 2010 in Geelong, Australia.

Tasmanian Richie Porte and triple time trial World Champion Michael Rogers from Canberra have narrowly missed the medals in the men's time trial

Tamer Hussein (blue) of Egypt lands a kick to the head of Myeong Seob Song of Korea in the men's under 68 kg Taekwondo repechage match on August 27, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Sports Pavilion part of the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex.

The World Taekwondo Federation (‘WTF’) has issued its Qualification System for the London Olympic Games. The Qualification System is approved by the International Olympic Committee (‘IOC’).Under the Qualification System (attached), quota places are allocated to the respective National Olympic Committees (‘NOCs’).