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An image of the Australian Olympic Committee Order of Merit.

AOC: The Australian Olympic Committee has awarded six men the Order of Merit for their remarkable contributions to the Olympic Movement in Australia.

Deputy Chef de Mission Lynne Bates at the swimming, Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

AOC: One of sport’s most highly respected female administrators is stepping down from her role as an Executive Board Member of the Australian Olympic Committee

Ron Harvey with Andrew Gaze at the 2012 Australian Olympic Team flagbearer announcement.

AOC: After a stellar career spanning more than half a century, Ron Harvey CVO AM, has been awarded life membership of the Australian Olympic Committee.

AOC: For over 20 years Doug Donoghue AM has watched over the finances of the Australian Olympic Committee and as he prepares to stand down he has been awarded life membership of the AOC as a fitting tribute to his contribution to the Olympic Movement.

Figure skater and 2010 Olympian Cheltzie Lee attends outfitting at the Team Assembly for prospective members of the 2014 Olympic Team in Sochi.

TEAM: Sochi 2014 may be 282 days away, but the first Australian Team Assembly held at the IceHouse in Melbourne today marked a significant step on the road to Russia for many of Australia’s finest athletes.

Athletes Britt Cox and Katya Crema with the Blundstone shoes the Australian Team will wear at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

SOCHI 2014: The classic Blundstone dress boot has been chosen by the Australian Winter Olympic Team for Sochi 2014 as the shoe for their formal uniforms.

Svetlana Radkevich of Belarus competes with Sophie Muir of Australia during the women's speed skating 500 m on day five of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Richmond Olympic Oval on February 16, 2010.

FUNDING: Australian national sporting organisations have today learnt their funding allocations from the Australian Government for 2013-14 with Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Chair John Wylie AM announcing the breakdown in almost $120 million in government investment.

(L-R) Emily Seebohm, Leisel Jones, Jessicah Schipper and Alicia Coutts of Australia pose with their gold medals during the medal ceremony for the Women's 4x100m Medley Relay Final at Dr. S.P. Mukherjee Aquatics Complex during day six of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Direct financial support for Australia’s top athletes, including potential medal winners at the next year’s Commonwealth Games, will be boosted thanks to a new partnership between the ASC and ACGA.

Kelly Hetherington of VIC celebrates after winning in Women 800m Open during day four of the 2013 Australian Athletics Championships at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre on April 14, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

ATHLETICS: Twenty-five outstanding athletes are officially headed to the IAAF World Championships in Moscow (RUS), with Athletics Australia Selectors today confirming the addition of 14 automatic selections to the Australian Flame team after their performances at the Qantas Australian Athletics Championships this past weekend.

Australian mogul skier Britteny Cox executing a perfect jump at the Deer Valley World Cup.

Britt Cox was only 15 and the youngest competitor at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Now less than 12 months out from Sochi 2014 she recaps her latest great season