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Jo Brigden-Jones paddles to a bronze medal in the K1 200m at the 2010 World Cup in Szeged, Hungary.

Australian kayaker Jo Brigden-Jones claimed her first individual medal at a World Cup event with a third placing in the women's K1 200m in Szeged, Hungary.

Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London 2012 organising committee, looks on as Wenlock, the Olympic mascot and Mandeville (Blue), the Paralympic mascot are unveiled to school children at St Pauls Whitechapel C of E Primary School, Tower Hamlets on May 19, 2010 in London, England.

London has unveiled its 2012 Olympic and Paralympic mascots - one-eyed, alien-looking creations called Wenlock and Mandeville.

Dani Samuels of Australia competes in the Women's Discus Final at the National Stadium on Day 10 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 18, 2008 in Beijing, China.

World discus champion Dani Samuels has made a solid start to the world’s premier international athletics series with a podium finish

Andrew Bogut #6 of the Milwaukee Bucks looks on from the bench against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on April 20, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Australia have also felt the pain from Andrew Bogut's sickening fall last month with the NBA star ruled out of this year's basketball world championship in Turkey. The Milwaukee Bucks centre emerged as one of the best big men in the NBA during the 2009/10 season, becoming the first Australian to earn Third Team All-NBA selection.

Australian Emma Moffatt celebrates her silver medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Her teammate Emma Snowsill won the gold.

Beijing Olympic champion Emma Snowsill has completed her first triathlon of 2010, finishing sixth at the world championship event in Seoul on Saturday. Snowsill missed the end of last year's world championship series due to a hip injury and sat out her first two scheduled races of 2010 due to a virus.

Matthew Ryan, James Marburg, Cameron McKenzie McHarg and Francis Hegerty compete in the Men's Four Semi final on day five of the World Rowing Championships on August 27, 2009 in Poznan, Poland.

A squad of 39 athletes has been announced to contest the Rowing World Cups 2 and 3. Australia will send crews on a four week tour of Europe

The Australian women's hockey team celebrate their win over ireland securing them a spot in the 2010 World Cup.

The Hockeyroos have qualified for the 2010 Hockey World Cup after defeating Ireland 4-1 today in the final match of the World Cup Qualifier tournament in Santiago, Chile.

Australia’s top shooters signalled their intent for 2010 through some outstanding shooting at Australia Cup 3 (Shotgun) over the weekend at the Sydney International Shooting Centre.

Lord Sebastian Coe Chairman of London 2012

Preparations for the 2012 Olympics will continue "seamlessly" even if there is a change in government after next month's general election in Britain, London organisers said on Thursday.

Australian Emma Moffatt celebrates her silver medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Her teammate Emma Snowsill won the gold.

Beijing Olympics gold medallist Emma Snowsill will finally make her return to triathlon on May 8. Snowsill will race for the first time since June last year when she competes at round two of the world championship series in Seoul.