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Men progress to semi-final

16 January 2014

The Australian men's hockey team progressed to the semi-finals of the World League Finals tournament after a storming 7-2 victory over their Indian hosts in Delhi on Wednesday night.

The Australian Men's Water Polo Team getting instructions during their tense clash with the International All Stars at Bondi Icebergs, 3 January 2014.

WATER POLO: Australia's men's water polo team, the Aussies Sharks, have come from behind to score a thrilling 15-14 penalty shootout win over an International All-Stars outfit in the Water Polo By The Sea event at iconic Bondi Icebergs in Sydney.

Australia celebrates after they won the second set against Poland during Men's Volleyball on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Earls Court on August 6, 2012 in London, England.

VOLLEYBALL: Australia's prospects for the 2016 Rio Olympics have been boosted by inclusion in the 28-nation indoor volleyball World League.

Some of the highlights of 2013.

OLYMPIC: In years squashed between a Summer and Winter Olympics, you get a wonderful blend of inspiration. From the slopes of Austria to the Australian shores, you don't have to look far to see Australian athletes striving for excellence. Relive the #ASPIREtoSochi #ASPIREtoNanjing #RoadtoRio magic of 2013!

Jamie Dwyer of Australia gets to the ball ahead of Richard Smith of England during the match between Australia and England on day four of the 2012 Champions Trophy at the State Netball and Hockey Centre on December 6, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

HOCKEY: No Jamie Dwyer, no problem. That was Kookaburras coach Ric Charlesworth's attitude after being forced to overlook the five-time World Player of the Year for their upcoming inaugural World League men's hockey finals campaign in India.

AOC President John Coates poses for a photo in front of the Sydney Opera House on October 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Coates last night was named Chairman of the 2020 Tokyo IOC Coordination Commission.

AOC: The President of the AOC John Coates believes performances by Australia’s Olympic athletes have “bottomed” and results will improve as we get closer to the 2016 Rio Games.

Kitty Chiller, Chef de Mission 2016 Australian Olympic Team poses for a portrait at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on November 20, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.

MODERN PENTATHLON: Kitty Chiller, 2016 Australian Chef de Mission, has been appointed to the International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) 'Sport for All' Commission.

Rowie Webster #7 passes the ball in the Women's Preliminary Round Water Polo match between Great Britain and Australia on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympics at Water Polo Arena on August 1, 2012 in London, England.

WATER POLO: Australia’s women’s water polo team’s North American tour has come to a close after the Aussie Stingers fell to Canada 8-7 in their final game of the Holiday Cup in Los Angeles.

Melissa Wu competes in the Women's 10m Platform Diving Preliminary on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 8, 2012 in London, England.

DIVING: Matthew Mitcham, Melissa Wu and the AYOF's Maddison Keeney were the stories of the 2013 Australian Open Diving Championships in Sydney over the weekend.

Diving nationals heat up

12 December 2013
Mitcham Sky High

DIVING: Matthew Mitcham and Melissa Wu headline a strong line up of divers at the national titles in Sydney this week.