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Belle Brockhoff (boarder-X), Anna Segal (ski slopestyle), Nate Johnstone (snowboard pipe) and Kent Callister (snowboard pipe) at one of John Marsden's strength and conditioning sessions on Sydney's Northern Beaches.

BLOG: With two weeks of strength and conditioning training left before I head overseas, I’m giving it everything I have. It’s Saturday night at 8.30pm and I’m sitting in bed, drinking tea like a nanna. The rockstar life of an extreme athlete it is not.

Kieran Govers during the Men's Hockey bronze medal match on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Hockey Centre on August 11, 2012 in London, England.

HOCKEY: A dominant Kookaburras performance was rewarded with four quickfire goals in ten second half minutes as Australia’s men emerged as 4-1 victors over Korea in the fourth and final test in Perth. The result also sealed a series win for the Kookaburras who won twice and drew twice.

Russell Henshaw of Australia competes in the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup slope style final at the U.S. Grand Prix on January 12, 2013 in Copper Mountain, Colorado. Henshaw finished the event in second place.

FREESTYLE SKIING: Time, money and patience are usually high on the catalogue of requirements for parents of gifted young athletes.

Athletes at the Sochi 2014 Team Assembly in Sydney on May 9, 2013.

SOCHI 2014: With just nine months to go until the next Olympic Winter Games in Russia, over 30 Australian athletes gathered on the other side of the world to brace for Sochi 2014.

AOC President John Coates addresses the Annual General Meeting in Sydney on 4 May 2013.

The AOC has introduced new rules forcing athletes and officials to truthfully answer all questions put to them by the doping authority, ASADA.

James Magnussen of Australia celebrates winning as Matthew Abood catches his breath after the Men's 50 Metre Freestyle during day seven of the Australian Swimming Championships at SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre on May 2, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.

SWIMMING: More than 60 swimmers will represent Australia at the 2013 FINA and IPC World Championships in Barcelona and Montreal this year with a host of new faces announced on the Australian Swim Team in Adelaide.

Athletes arrive back to Sydney Australia on the Qantas chartered plane from the London 2012 Olympic Games.

TEAM: The AOC is proud to announce an extension of our longstanding partnership with Qantas, who have renewed their association with the Australian Olympic Team until 2016.

2013 Athletes of the Year with Suzuki Communications Manager, Andrew Ellis. L-R David Morris (Aerial Athlete of the Year), Anton Grimus (Ski Cross Athlete of the Year), Chumpy Pulin (Boardercross Athlete of the Year), Andrew Ellis (Suzuki), Britteny Cox (Moguls Athlete of the Year), Holly Crawford (Snowboard Halfpipe Athlete of the Year).

SOCHI: Snowboard cross dual World Champion Alex “Chumpy” Pullin added another prestigious accolade to a growing list of career achievements when he was named the Ski and Snowboard Australia Snowsports Athlete of the Year in Melbourne last night.

Mathew Belcher poses for a photo after the announcement of the 2012 Australian Olympic Sailing Team on January 10, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia.

SAILING: In plenty of other disciplines Mathew Belcher would be a household name as he is on one of the great winning streaks in Australian sport.

AOC Executive and Life Member Helen Brownlee.

AOC: The newly elected Australian Olympic Committee Vice President, Helen Brownlee OAM, has been awarded the prestigious Special Commemorative Medal.