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Australian women's basketball national team line up for photo session before the match during the international friendly against Japan on July 27, 2014 in Kaminoyama, Japan.

The Australian Women's Basketball Team are sitting at the top of Group C after an 87-54 demolition of Korea to make it back-to-back wins to start the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women in Turkey overnight.

Simon Gerrans (2nd) of Australia, Michal Kwiatkowski (1st) of Poland and Alejandro Valverde (3rd) of Spain stand on the podium after the Elite Men's Road Race on day seven of the 2014 UCI Road World Championships.

Victorian Simon Gerrans’ capped a stellar year for himself and a fantastic week for Australia with a nail-biting silver medal in the 258km elite men’s road race at the UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain.

Australian women's basketball national team line up for photo session before the match during the international friendly against Japan on July 27, 2014 in Kaminoyama, Japan.

BASKETBALL: Huge injury blows have hurt Australia's hopes at the women's basketball world championship but not their ambition.

Cadel Evans lifts his bike high after winning Australia's first Tour de France in July, 2011.

Four-time Olympian Cadel Evans has announced he'll retire from cycling in early 2015 bringing the end to the career of Australia's greatest road cyclist.

Deborah Lovely of Australia attempts a lift in the women's +75kg weightlifting event at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

WEIGHTLIFTING: Deborah Acason will lead a seven-strong Australian weightlifting team to this year’s World Champs in what is likely to be her last appearance for Australia.

Rohan Dennis of Australia in action in the Elite Men's Individual Time Trial on day four of the UCI Road World Championships on September 24, 2014 in Ponferrada, Spain. Dennis finished fifth and just 17 seconds off the podium.

CYCLING: Rohan Dennis, 24, claimed a top five finish in the elite men’s time trial at the 2014 UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain.

AWARDS: Seven superb athletes have been nominated for “The Don” Award, for Australia's most inspiring athlete, and Olympians dominate the list.

Australian bronze medallists Lisa Darmanin and Jason Waterhouse celebrate in the Nacra17 class at the 2014 ISAF World Sailing Championships in Santader, Spain.

SAILING: Australia won two bronze medals on the final day of the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain, bringing the overall Australian medal tally to four – including one gold (470M), one silver (Laser) and two bronze (49er, Nacra17).

Australia Coach Alen Stajcic during the AFC Women's Asian Cup Group A match between Australia and Japan at Thong Nhat Stadium on May 14, 2014 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

FOOTBALL: There's more to the Australian Women's Football Team than Ellyse Perry, says new coach Alen Stajcic, who feels he can unearth the next big stars in women's football.

Australian paddler Jessica Fox celebrates winning the K1W at the 2014 World Championships at Deep Creek, USA. Fox also won the C1W at the event to win the historic double and defend her C1W world title from 2013.

CANOE/KAYAK: Jessica Fox has created history winning gold in the K1W and C1W events at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in Deep Creek, USA.