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Setting sail for Rio

13 March 2013
Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan compete on the first day at Sail Melbourne, 2012.

SAILING: Australia’s sailors have begun their Rio 2016 Olympic Games campaign with the naming of the 2013 Australian Sailing Team and Australian Sailing Squad.

ASPIRE- The Australian Olympic Team Values: Attitude; Sportsmanship; Pride; Individual Responsibility; Respect; Express Yourself.

AOC: Olympic sports, the AOC and AIS need to address “culture and Team values” as they prepare athletes for the 2016 Games in Rio.

Australian women's sevens captain Rebecca Tavo and Australian Youth Olympic Festival gold medallist Brooke Anderson after Australia won rugby sevens gold at the 2013 AYOF in Sydney, Australia in January 2013.

RUGBY SEVENS: Women’s Sevens coach Chris Lane has welcomed back two players from injury, while introducing two high school students to the national team, with the naming of his squad for tournaments in Hong Kong and China.

Alex Fitch gives the thumbs up after the snowboard halfpipe semi-final in Innsbruck.

BLOG: Since Innsbruck it has been a long haul of training schedules, travelling the world, competing and doing schoolwork.

Danielle O'Brien and Gregory Merriman perform during day four of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships on March 29, 2012 in Nice, France.

FIGURE SKATING: As the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships get underway in London, Ontario in Canada, Australian Ice Dance champions, Danielle O’Brien and Greg Merriman can only watch on from their training base in Detroit, just a 90-minute drive away.

Ski cross action at the World Championships in Voss, Norway on March 10, 2013.

SKI CROSS: Australians Anton Grimus and Katya Crema reaffirmed that they are closing the gap between themselves and the top echelon of ski cross athletes when they both delivered their best ever results in a World Championships in Voss, Norway, today.

Dani Samuels of NSWIS competes in the Discus during the Sydney Track Classic at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on March 9, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

ATHLETICS: Dani Samuels (NSW), Kim Mickle (WA) and Melissa Breen (ACT) were the stars in Sydney on Saturday night with all three London 2012 Olympians recording IAAF World Championships A-Qualifiers at the 2013 Sydney Track Classic.

Australian teenager Matt Graham narrowly misses a place on the podium at the 2013 FIS Freestyle World Championships in Voss, Norway on 6 March, 2013.

FREESTYLE SKIING: Australian teenager Matt Graham has narrowly missed a place on the podium at the 2013 FIS Freestyle World Championships in Voss, Norway, finishing fourth.

Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates speaks at the Australian Olympic Committee 2012 Olympic Games team flag bearer announcement at the Stratford Westfield Southern Lounge on July 26, 2012 in London, England.

DOPING: National Olympic boss John Coates says publicity surrounding the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) report into doping and potential crime links has clouded the worldwide reputation of Australia sport.

(L-R) AOC President John Coates, President of IOC Olympic Solidarity, Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, and NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell cut the ribbon at the opening of the plaque at the new Australian Olympic Committee Offices at the Museum of Contemporary Art on March 6, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC: With the start of the new Olympic cycle underway, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has today officially opened its new office in Sydney’s Circular Quay.