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(L-R) Ross Murray of Great Britain, Ryan Gregson of Australia and Asbel Kiprop of Kenya compete in the Men's 1500m Semi Final on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 5, 2012 in London, England.

The Australian men’s 4x800m relay team claimed bronze and the women’s 4x400m squad all but ensured automatic qualification to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the IAAF World Relays.

Laura Peel and Scotty James have been crowned Snowsports Athlete of the Year

World Championship gold medals have secured aerial skier Laura Peel and snowboarder Scotty James the joint title of Australia’s Snowsports Athlete of the Year.

Mayor for the Sunshine Coast Mark Jamieson, IOC President Thomas Bach and AOC President John Coates share a laugh before meeting to discuss a potential Brisbane bid for the 2028 Olympic Games.

2028 BID: IOC President Thomas Bach has ruled out a joint bid from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane for the 2028 Olympic Games but remains enthusiastic for a Brisbane bid that would encompass the region of south-east Queensland.

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.

Australian teams will duel for automatic qualification to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the IAAF World Relays in Nassau (NAH).

IOC President Thomas Bach is presented with an Australian Fencing jacket at Sydney Olympic Park on April 29, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC: IOC President Thomas Bach had not been to Australia since the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and it took no time at all to ‘really feel at home again amongst friends’.

IOC President Thomas Bach presents Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott with a special Olympic medal for heads of state during a meeting at Parliament House in Canberra on 29 April 2015.

AOC: IOC President Thomas Bach has had a busy day in Australia meeting with the most powerful man in the country Prime Minister Tony Abbott and talking about a potential future Olympic bid and the legacy of Sydney 2000 with other important dignitaries.

IOC President Thomas Bach and Australian kayak Olympic silver medallist Jess Fox at an IOC Agenda 2020 discussion with prominent athletes from around the world, 18 November 2014.

IOC President Thomas Bach is coming to Australia this week to hold a series of high-powered meetings

Jess Fox concentrates at she claims the K1 Junior World Cup.

It was another huge weekend on the #RoadtoRio for Australian athletes, including the Sailing World Cup Hyeres and Canoe/Kayak slalom Junior World Championships.

Jess Fox claims K1 Junior gold at Brazil World Championships

Australia finished the ICF canoe slalom Junior and U23 World Championships in style by winning three medals in Brazil.

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