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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.

Warren Potent of Australia celebrates after winning the Gold medal during the Men's 50m Rifle Prone Shooting at at Barry Buddon Shooting Centre during day five of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 28, 2014 in Carnoustie, United Kingdom.

SHOOTING: Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist Warren Potent has won his first World Championship title, on the way to securing Australia’s first quota place for Rio 2016.

Will Ryan and Mathew Belcher after winning the 2013 470 European Championship

SAILING: The 2014 ISAF World Championships is not only the biggest regatta of the year it also is where 50 per cent of all quota places for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be determined.

Boomers forward Joe Ingles against Turkey at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Barcelona.

BASKETBALL: Two three-pointers in the final minute has guided Turkey to a 65-64 win over the Australian Men's Basketball Team in the Round of 16 at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Barcelona this morning.

Coach Graham Reid of Australia talks to the players after the win in the match between Australia and India during day five of the 2012 Champions Trophy at the State Netball and Hockey Centre on December 8, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

Senior Assistant Coach Graham Reid to step up to lead Australian men's hockey team to Rio Olympic Games

Sam Griffiths and his horse Paulank Brockagh contest the Jumping phase of the Eventing competition at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France on 31 August 2014.

EQUESTRIAN: It wasn't quite the finish the Australian Eventing team we're hoping for at the 2014 World Equestrian Games (WEG), slipping from the bronze medal position to finish fifth in the team's score.

Australian rower Kim Crow on her way to victory in the quarter-final of the Single Scull at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam.

ROWING: Kim Crow won silver, and the men's lightweight four and women's double scull won bronze, on the final day of the World Rowing Championships in The Netherlands.