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Sam Willoughby of Australia competes during the Men's BMX Cycling on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at BMX Track on August 8, 2012 in London, England.

Australian Olympic silver medallist Sam Willoughby, fresh off his Time Trial crown on Saturday, survived a dramatic day of head-to-head racing to win his second world title.

Matthew Glaetzer of Australia leads the pack through the final corner in the Men's Keirin Final at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome during day four of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 27, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

COMM GAMES CYCLING: Australia's track cyclists are smiling after finishing on top of the Glasgow 2014 medal table with seven gold and 20 total medals (17 in Olympic events – 7G 7S 3B)

Gold medallist James Magnussen with silver medallist Cameron McEvoy (R) and bronze medallist Tommaso D'Orsogna (L) after the medal ceremony for the Men's 100m Freestyle Final at Tollcross International Swimming Centre during day four of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 27, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Australian sprinters James Magnussen, Cameron McEvoy and Tommaso D’Orsogna have produced a clean sweep of the men’s 100m freestyle at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games

Michael Rogers of Australia and the Tinkoff-Saxo team celebrates winning stage 16 of the 2014 Tour de France, on July 22, 2014 in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France.

CYCLING: Riding in his 10th Tour de France, four-time Olympian Michael Rogers finally got his first stage victory in cycling's greatest race

Ian Thorpe trains during an Australian Swimming Championships training session at the South Australian Aquatic & Leisure Centre on March 14, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia.

SWIMMING: Swimming Australia President John Bertrand, on behalf of the board and the Australian swimming community, has congratulated Ian Thorpe, on his courageous interview with Sir Michael Parkinson on Network Ten last night.

Caroline Buchanan of Australia celebrates winning the Womens Elite Final during day five of the UCI BMX World Championships at Vector Arena on July 28, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand.

CYCLING - BMX: Two years on from her London Olympics misstep, BMX world champion Caroline Buchanan is dominating the world racing circuit.

Will Ryan, Mathew Belcher and Victor Kovalenko after winning gold in the 470 men in Holland, 25 May 2013

AIS: The Australian Institute of Sport continued its focus on investing in sports with the greatest potential to deliver international success at the announcement of its annual investment allocations to sports today.

Jeremy Hawyard (left) and Mark Knowles (right) lift the World Cup after defeating the Netherlands 6-1 in The Hague.

HOCKEY: Australia’s men’s hockey team has been crowned world champions once again after an emphatic 6-1 win over World Cup hosts and Olympic silver medallists, the Netherlands.

The Australian Women's Hockey Team celebrate their silver medal at the 2014 World Cup at Hague, Netherlands 14 June 2014.

HOCKEY: The Australian Women's Hockey Team have won the silver medal at the World Cup on Saturday, going down 2-0 to the host nation, the Netherlands.

Australian BMX rider Caroline Buchanan poses during a portrait session during the Australian BMX Championships on May 2, 2014 in Shepparton, Australia.

CYCLING - BMX: BMX World Champion Caroline Buchanan won a nail-biting final in the third round of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Berlin on Saturday to begin her Olympic qualification process.