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Danielle O'Brien and Gregory Merriman of Australia compete in the Ice Dance Short Dance during ISU World Figure Skating Championships at Saitama Super Arena on March 28, 2014 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by

FIGURE SKATING: Just weeks after their Sochi Olympic campaigns, Danielle O'Brien, Greg Merriman and Brooklee Han have taken to the ice again at last week's Figure Skating World Championships in Saitama, Japan.

2014 Australian Youth Olympic Team Chef de Mission Susie O'Neill and the Nanjing YOG mascot.

NANJING 2014: Australian Olympic medallists Susie O’Neill (Swimming) and Jessica Fox (Canoe/Kayak) are in Nanjing, China this week for official meetings prior to the start of the second summer Youth Olympic Games, taking place in the city from 16 – 28 August 2014.

(L to R) Craig Phillips, Julien Prosser, Kitty Chiller, Chris Fydler and Matt Favier of the 2016 Australian Olympic Team Executive pose for a group photo at Melbourne Cricket Ground on November 20, 2013 during a Rio 2016 planning visit.

BLOG: Last time I posted a blog it was 1,000 days to go until the Rio Opening Ceremony in 2016. Today it is just 867 days to go and writing this blog provided an opportunity to reflect on what we have achieved in the last 133 days.

Sally Pearson crosses the finish line to win the Womens 100m race during the Sydney Track Classic at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on March 15, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

ATHLETICS: An enthralled crowd of almost 5,000 people have been entertained at the Sydney Track Classic tonight, with great racing on track shining alongside outstanding Commonwealth Games A-Standard performances in the field.

Athletes cross the finish line while competing in the Womens Under 18's 100m event during the Australian Junior Athletics Championships at Sydney Olympic Park on March 16, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

ATHLETICS: Australia has a new national record from the Australian Junior Athletics Championships, with Gabriella O’Grady, Jessica Thornton, Sam Geddes and Audrey Kyriacou combining to eclipse the girl’s under 18 4x100m relay record set way back in 1979.

Emma Twigg of New Zealand (silver), Kim Crow of Australia (gold), Mirka Knapkova of Czech Republic (bronze) pose with their medals after the Women's Single Sculls final during day eight of the 2013 World Rowing Championships on September 1, 2013 in Chungju, South Korea.

ROWING: Sydney's World Cup rowing regatta has received a major boost with Olympic champion Mirka Knapkova arriving for a showdown with Australia's sculling queen Kim Crow.

Australian thrower Matt Denny heaving the hammer over 79 metres to an Australian Record.

ATHLETICS: The ever-developing Australian Junior Athletics Championships will reach a very positive new milestone when competition gets underway at Sydney Olympic Park tomorrow, as more than 2000 athletes prepare to compete.

Sally Pearson of Australia and Tiffany Porter of Great Britain compete in the Women's 60 Metres Hurdles Final during day two of the 14th IAAF World Indoor Championships at the Atakoy Athletics Arena on March 10, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.

ATHLETICS: The stage is set for Sally Pearson (Qld) to defend her 60m hurdles crown at the IAAF World Indoor Championships, with the 26-year-old arriving in the host city of Sopot, Poland after a blistering two weeks on the track.

EQUESTRIAN: Smack bang in the middle of NSW, a chance encounter with a drover over a paddock fence linked Bridget Hyem to Olympic glory.