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The Australian Men's Water Polo Team getting instructions during their tense clash with the International All Stars at Bondi Icebergs, 3 January 2014.

WATER POLO: Australia's men's water polo team, the Aussies Sharks, have come from behind to score a thrilling 15-14 penalty shootout win over an International All-Stars outfit in the Water Polo By The Sea event at iconic Bondi Icebergs in Sydney.

Some of the highlights of 2013.

OLYMPIC: In years squashed between a Summer and Winter Olympics, you get a wonderful blend of inspiration. From the slopes of Austria to the Australian shores, you don't have to look far to see Australian athletes striving for excellence. Relive the #ASPIREtoSochi #ASPIREtoNanjing #RoadtoRio magic of 2013!

Melissa Wu competes in the Women's 10m Platform Diving Preliminary on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 8, 2012 in London, England.

DIVING: Matthew Mitcham, Melissa Wu and the AYOF's Maddison Keeney were the stories of the 2013 Australian Open Diving Championships in Sydney over the weekend.

Diving nationals heat up

12 December 2013
Mitcham Sky High

DIVING: Matthew Mitcham and Melissa Wu headline a strong line up of divers at the national titles in Sydney this week.

Nathan Outteridge (L) and Iain Jensen (R) celebrate winning gold in the Men's 49er Sailing on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Weymouth & Portland Venue at Weymouth Harbour on August 8, 2012 in Weymouth, England.

SAILING: Fresh from coming to the rescue of his injured sister, Australia's Olympic sailing champion Nathan Outteridge wants to step up again for his country by winning gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

1500m freestyle Olympians Daniel Kowalski, John Konrads and Grant Hackett with 1500m Olympic hopefuls Matt Levings, Jordan Harrison and Mack Horton at the Murray Rose Tribute Dinner at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney on 26 November, 2013.

AOC: Imagine a room where you have Ian Thorpe and Herb Elliot deep in conversation; a table away three budding young 1500m swimmers are hanging on to Grant Hackett’s every word; Dawn Fraser is on the other side of the room reminiscing with teammates John Konrads and Sandra Morgan-Beavis; and London 2012 K4 gold medallist David Smith is down the back getting his Murray Rose book signed by 1956 and 1960 swim team captain John Devitt.

Olympic legends at the Murray Rose Tribute Dinner

AOC: Australian swimming legend, Murray Rose AM was honoured and celebrated at an exclusive Tribute Dinner in his namesake on Tuesday 26 November 2013 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.

Michael Diamond of Australia completes in the Men's Singles Trap final at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range during day seven of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games on October 10, 2010 in Delhi, India.

Sydney is gearing itself to host the 2013 Oceania Shooting Continental Championship, an event run once every two years. To be held at the 2000 Olympic Games legacy venue, the Sydney International Shooting Centre will welcome about 230 athletes, with over 400 starts expected.

Australian Team members supporting the women's basketball team during the Beijing Olympic Games.

The AOC has made public the new restrictions on the consumption of alcohol for members of future Australian Olympic Teams including athletes and officials.

Marjorie Jackson, on the podium after winning gold in the 100m at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games.

ATHLETICS: Marjorie Jackson, the first Australian female ever to set an athletics world record, will join her equally impressive compatriot Betty Cuthbert in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Hall of Fame.