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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.

Australian bronze medallists Lisa Darmanin and Jason Waterhouse celebrate in the Nacra17 class at the 2014 ISAF World Sailing Championships in Santader, Spain.

SAILING: Australia won two bronze medals on the final day of the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain, bringing the overall Australian medal tally to four – including one gold (470M), one silver (Laser) and two bronze (49er, Nacra17).

Australian paddler Jessica Fox celebrates winning the K1W at the 2014 World Championships at Deep Creek, USA. Fox also won the C1W at the event to win the historic double and defend her C1W world title from 2013.

CANOE/KAYAK: Jessica Fox has created history winning gold in the K1W and C1W events at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in Deep Creek, USA.

Australian sports fans in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the FIFA Football World Cup in July 2014.

RIO 2016: Games organisers have unveiled ticket pricing aimed at making attendance "as affordable as possible," with Australian residents encouraged to register their interest.

Australia's Thomas Edgar attacks during the FIVB World Championships match between Australia and Italy on September 14, 2014 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

VOLLEYBALL: Australia has had a disappointing finish to its 2014 Volleyball World Championships campaign, beaten by Italy in the battle to avoid the wooden spoon in their second round group.

Will Ryan and Mathew Belcher after winning the 2013 470 European Championship

SAILING: The 2014 ISAF World Championships is not only the biggest regatta of the year it also is where 50 per cent of all quota places for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be determined.

Boomers forward Joe Ingles against Turkey at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Barcelona.

BASKETBALL: Two three-pointers in the final minute has guided Turkey to a 65-64 win over the Australian Men's Basketball Team in the Round of 16 at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Barcelona this morning.

Coach Graham Reid of Australia talks to the players after the win in the match between Australia and India during day five of the 2012 Champions Trophy at the State Netball and Hockey Centre on December 8, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

Senior Assistant Coach Graham Reid to step up to lead Australian men's hockey team to Rio Olympic Games