Pieter VAN DEN HOOGENBAND with Trainer Jacco VERHAEREN in 2003

SWIMMING: Swimming Australia President John Bertrand AM and CEO Mark Anderson have today announced Jacco Verhaeren as the new National Head Coach to work under Director of High Performance Michael Scott.

Australian Rugby Sevens captain Ed Jenkins in action against South Africa in the 2013 Gold Coast Sevens.

RUGBY SEVENS: Australia have finished second at the Gold Coast Sevens after losing 40-19 to New Zealand in the Cup final at Skilled Park on Sunday night.

The late Basil Dickinson competes in the triple jump at the Berlin 1936 Games and attending the Kapyla Club reunion at Sydney Rowing Club in 2009.

Australia's oldest surviving Olympian, Basil Dickinson, a track and field athlete from the 1936 Berlin Games has passed away at the age of 98.

Competitors line up for the start of the swim leg in the Womens Triathlon during day three of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival at the Sydney International Regatta Centre on January 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC: The Australian Olympic Committee has thrown its full support behind a nationwide search for future Olympic champions being conducted by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

Oracle Team USA skippered by Australian James Spithill celebrates onstage after defending the Cup as they beat Emirates Team New Zealand to defend the America's Cup during the final race on September 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California.

SAILING: Four Australian sailors were on board the flying Oracle Team USA catamaran that swept to an emphatic victory in the America’s Cup decider in San Francisco this morning.

Royle 7th in World Grand Final

16 September 2013
Australians Aaron Royle front and Ryan Baile left in the lead pack of 12 on the cycle leg during the World Triathlon Series Grand Final around Hyde Park London, on 15 September 2013.

TRIATHLON: Australia’s latest rising triathlon star Aaron Royle was isolated in hospital three months ago and still managed seventh at the World Triathlon Final in London.

Ellen Pennock of Canada, Charlotte McShane of Australia and Amelie Kretz pose with their medals after the U-23 Women's PruHealth ITU World Triathlon Grand Final London at Hyde Park on September 12, 2013 in London, England.

TRIATHLON: Wollongong triathlete Charlotte McShane timed her run to perfection to become Australia's latest triathlon world champion in London on Thursday.

Jess Fox creates history at the ICF World Cup in Tacen on August 17-18, 2013. Fox became the first woman to win both the C1 and K1 titles at the same World Cup event.

CANOE/KAYAK: London Olympic K1 silver medallist Jessica Fox and 24 year-old kayaker Lucien Delfour will lead the Australian Team at the ISF World Championships in Prague.

AOC President and incoming IOC Vice President John Coates at the 125th International Olympic Committee Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina in September 2013.

AOC: John Coates will be elected International Olympic Committee Vice President unopposed after his rival; Sami Moudallah from Syria withdrew from the race.

IOC President Jacques Rogge shows the name of the city of Tokyo elected to host the 2020 Summer Olympics during a session of the IOC in Buenos Aires, on September 7, 2013.

2020: AOC President John Coates has congratulated Tokyo on winning the right to host the 2020 Olympics saying “the IOC has put the Games back in safe hands”.