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The cauldron containing the Olympic flame rises above Aboriginal Australian torch bearer Cathy Freeman September 15, 2000 during the opening ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

The Australian Olympic Committee is changing its constitution to recognise our indigenous heritage, has updated one of the Team values and is putting more practical support behind the Cathy Freeman Foundation.

Olympic legends Malcolm Page, Kerri Pottharst, Sandra Morgan-Beavis and Deb Watson at the Australian Olympic Committee Road to Rio IGNITE session on 19 November 2014 at Sydney Olympic Park.

RIO2016: There was a buzz in the air, a steely determination and plenty of laughs at the first IGNITE session for Australia's Rio 2016 Olympic hopefuls in Sydney.

Vale Jackie Fairweather

4 November 2014
Krishna Stanton of Australia, (102) Kerryn McCann of Australia and (101) Jackie Gallagher of Australia celebrater a 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the women's Marathon at City of Manchester Stadium during the 2002 Commonwealth Games, Manchester, England on July 28, 2002.

TRIATHLON/ ATHLETICS: The Australian Olympic Committee mourns the passing of Jackie Fairweather (née Gallagher), who represented Australia at the highest level in Triathlon and then Athletics.

(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.

AOC President John Coates in Sydney after returning from Buenos Aires where he was elected IOC Vice President.

AOC: Australia's Olympics chief John Coates believes delaying the adoption of a world anti-drugs policy could put at risk the nation's participation in major sports events.

RIO 2016: The AIS today launched the most significant athlete wellbeing program in its history to make sure Australia's top athletes are given the best possible access to education and information to manage their actions and decisions in sport and life.

Caroline Buchanan of Australia (L) and Brooke Crain of the United States (R) train on the BMX track in Olympic Park on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 7, 2012 in London, England.

CYCLING-BMX: Caroline Buchanan has been crowned UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series champion edging out Olympic champion Mariana Pajon by a substantial margin to add to the series title she won in 2012.

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.

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

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