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Natalie Cook of the Australian Beach Volleyball team speaks to the media during a press conference at Olympic Park on July 22, 2012 in London, England.

AOC: Two five-time Olympians have been elected as Presidents of their State Olympic Councils on the road to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Senator Kate Lundy, Australian Sports Minister, speaks during a press conference at the Main Press Centre on July 26, 2012 in London, England.

AOC: Minister for Sport Kate Lundy has welcomed the announcement that three outstanding sports women will soon join the board of the AOC.

(L-R) Danielle Woodward, Nicole Livingstone and Kitty Chiller.

AOC: Women will play a key role in the running of the Olympic Movement in Australia in the future following a massive shift in the gender balance on the Executive (Board) of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC).

The beautiful Sochi ski cross course at the official test event for the 2014 Winter Games.

SOCHI 2014: Russia has started to stockpile hundreds of thousands of cubic metres of snow to ensure the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi is not hit by unpredictable weather conditions.

Joshua Dunkley-Smith, Joshua Booth, James Chapman and William Lockwood of Australia celebrate winning the men's Four Final during day 3 of the 2013 Samsung World Cup at Sydney International Rowing Centre on March 24, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

ROWING: Home waters proved a happy hunting ground for Australian rowers competing at the opening round of the Samsung World Cup at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith on Sunday.

Kim Crow on her way to bronze in the women's single sculls final on day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney. Crow also won silver in the double scull.

ROWING: For London Games rowing star Kim Crow, every race matters on her four-year solo journey to Rio and she isn't wasting any opportunity while most rivals and teammates rest up at the start of the Olympic cycle.

Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates speaks at the Australian Olympic Committee 2012 Olympic Games team flag bearer announcement at the Stratford Westfield Southern Lounge on July 26, 2012 in London, England.

AOC: The President of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), John Coates, fully supports the new governance standards announced today by Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Chair John Wylie.

The beautiful Sochi ski cross course at the official test event for the 2014 Winter Games.

IOC: The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission, which was joined by representatives from all seven Olympic winter International Federations (IFs), paid its penultimate visit to Sochi this week, as local organisers continued to draw lessons from an array of test events ahead of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

Setting sail for Rio

13 March 2013
Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan compete on the first day at Sail Melbourne, 2012.

SAILING: Australia’s sailors have begun their Rio 2016 Olympic Games campaign with the naming of the 2013 Australian Sailing Team and Australian Sailing Squad.

ASPIRE- The Australian Olympic Team Values: Attitude; Sportsmanship; Pride; Individual Responsibility; Respect; Express Yourself.

AOC: Olympic sports, the AOC and AIS need to address “culture and Team values” as they prepare athletes for the 2016 Games in Rio.