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2014 Hockey Award Winners

30 October 2014
Mark Knowles poses during an Australian Men's Kookaburras hockey portrait session at AIS in 2012.

HOCKEY: Hockey Australia crowned its top athletes at a glamorous awards night at the Aviary in Perth on Wednesday with the announcement of its Player of the Year, Top Goal Scorer and Player of the World Cup awards.

Blake Gaudry of Australia competes on the Men's Trampoline during Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 3.

GYMNASTICS - TRAMPOLINE: 2012 Olympian, Blake Gaudry will lead a team of Australia’s best trampoline athletes as they bounce into Daytona Beach, USA, to compete in the 2014 Trampoline and Tumbling World Championships when they kick off next week.

(L-R) Adam Gibson, Naomi Flood, Murray Stewart, Libby Trickett, Kynan Maley, Sarah Tait and Lauren Jackson of the Australian Olympic team pose during the official unveiling of the Australian 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony uniform at Quay restaurant on May 3, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.

AOT: Sportscraft has been announced as the Official Supplier of Opening Ceremony and formal uniforms to the 2016 Australian Olympic Team, designing the symbolic apparel for Australia's most accomplished athletes for the 7th time.

Natascha Keller of the Germany Olympic hockey team carries her country's flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England.

Germany will submit a bid for the 2024 Olympics, the nation's Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) have decided, with either Berlin or Hamburg to be put forward.

Vale Doug Laing

28 October 2014
Back row L-R: Keith Whitehead, Allan Charleston, Bill McCabe, Jake Foster, Jim Farrell, Peter Bennet, John O'Brien. Front row L-R: Doug Laing (g/k), Ray Smee (c), Colin French (Coach), Bill Orchard, Ted Pierce.

WATER POLO: The Olympic community is in mourning following the passing of two time Olympian and former senior national team goalkeeper Doug Laing.

Cameron McEvoy and Matthew Levings of Australia check their phones during an Australian Swim Team Training session at Tollcross International Swimming Centre on July 21, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

SWIMMING: Swimming Australia is among the many sporting organisations keen to tap the merits of a positive coaching pilot.

President of the IOC Thomas Bach hosts the Executive Board Meeting at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.

IOC: The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) agreed today on a set of 40 recommendations that will shape the future of the Olympic Movement. The recommendations will be presented, discussed and voted upon by the full IOC Membership at the 127th IOC session in Monaco on 8 and 9 December.

Catherine Skinner has claimed a bronze medal in Women’s Trap at Shooting World Championship in Granada, Spain.

SHOOTING: Chemical Engineering student Catherine Skinner (East Melbourne, VIC) has come away with the bronze medal after a nail-biting semi-final at the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) World Cup Final in Gabala, Azerbaijan, yesterday.

Hornsey and Patrick retire

24 October 2014
Gold medallists (L-R) Helen Glover and Heather Stanning of Great Britain celebrate on the podium with silver medallists (L-R) Sarah Tait and Kate Hornsey of Australia and bronze medallists (L-R) Rebecca Scown and Juliette Haigh of New Zealand after competing in the Women's Pair Final A on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on August 1, 2012 in Windsor, England.

ROWING: Australia Rowing Team member and London 2012 silver medal-winning athlete, Kate Hornsey, has formally announced her retirement from rowing. Joining Hornsey in announcing her retirement is Australian Rowing Team coxswain, Elizabeth Patrick.

Lisa Martin of Australia finishes first in the women's marathon during the Commonwealth Games held in Auckland, New Zealand on January 31, 1990.

ATHLETICS: In celebration of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, the Athletics Australia Hall of Fame was established to recognise the outstanding achievements of Australia's truly great athletes across the course of this history and since then more than 35 people have been added to the illustrious list.

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