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Australian bronze medallists Lisa Darmanin and Jason Waterhouse celebrate in the Nacra17 class at the 2014 ISAF World Sailing Championships in Santader, Spain.

SAILING: Australia won two bronze medals on the final day of the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain, bringing the overall Australian medal tally to four – including one gold (470M), one silver (Laser) and two bronze (49er, Nacra17).

Australia Coach Alen Stajcic during the AFC Women's Asian Cup Group A match between Australia and Japan at Thong Nhat Stadium on May 14, 2014 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

FOOTBALL: There's more to the Australian Women's Football Team than Ellyse Perry, says new coach Alen Stajcic, who feels he can unearth the next big stars in women's football.

Australian paddler Jessica Fox celebrates winning the K1W at the 2014 World Championships at Deep Creek, USA. Fox also won the C1W at the event to win the historic double and defend her C1W world title from 2013.

CANOE/KAYAK: Jessica Fox has created history winning gold in the K1W and C1W events at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in Deep Creek, USA.

Fox wins back to back C1W Gold

21 September 2014
Australian Jess Fox on her way to defending her C1 title at the 2014 World Championships in Deep Creek, USA.

CANOE/KAYAK: Jessica Fox has made it back to back C1W world titles, taking gold on day three of the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in Deep Creek, USA.

Members of the Australian Canoeing Team (minus Jess Fox) for the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in Deep Creek, USA.

CANOE/KAYAK - SLALOM: Australian athletes performed well in the early stages of the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships giving plenty of medal hopes ahead of the medal rounds.

Burton sails to silver

19 September 2014
Tom Burton (NSW) claimed Australia’s first medal of the ISAF Sailing World Championships – a silver – in the Laser class on Thursday (18 September).

SAILING: Tom Burton claimed Australia’s first medal of the ISAF Sailing World Championships – a silver – in the Laser class on Thursday. In other Australian results, defending World Champions Mat Belcher and Will Ryan took the lead in the Men’s 470 fleet in Santander, Spain, while Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen moved into third in the 49er class.

Jessica Fox of Australia competes during the Womens Kayak Single (K1) Slalom heats on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Lee Valley White Water Centre on July 30, 2012 in London, England.

CANOE/KAYAK - SLALOM: Only a handful of the top paddlers contest both the women’s C1 and K1 events, and Fox is determined to prove she can do both. No woman has ever won both titles at a senior World Championship level.

Australian sports fans in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the FIFA Football World Cup in July 2014.

RIO 2016: Games organisers have unveiled ticket pricing aimed at making attendance "as affordable as possible," with Australian residents encouraged to register their interest.

Australia's Thomas Edgar attacks during the FIVB World Championships match between Australia and Italy on September 14, 2014 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

VOLLEYBALL: Australia has had a disappointing finish to its 2014 Volleyball World Championships campaign, beaten by Italy in the battle to avoid the wooden spoon in their second round group.

Australian Laser class sailors including Tom Burton sail in the Spanish waters for the 2014 World Championships in Santander.

SAILING: The Laser is the first boat class Australia has qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Tom Slingsby won the gold at London 2012 and also now the Australian Laser fleet is looking strong.