Ron Harvey with Andrew Gaze at the 2012 Australian Olympic Team flagbearer announcement.

AOC: After a stellar career spanning more than half a century, Ron Harvey CVO AM, has been awarded life membership of the Australian Olympic Committee.

AOC: For over 20 years Doug Donoghue AM has watched over the finances of the Australian Olympic Committee and as he prepares to stand down he has been awarded life membership of the AOC as a fitting tribute to his contribution to the Olympic Movement.

Cate Campbell and Bronte Campbell of Australia celebrate finishing first and second in the Women's 100 Metre Freestyle during day six of the Australian Swimming Championships on May 1, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.

SWIMMING: Sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell completed their own family fairytale by finishing first and second in the women’s 100m freestyle final at the 2013 National Swimming Championships in Adelaide.

Figure skater and 2010 Olympian Cheltzie Lee attends outfitting at the Team Assembly for prospective members of the 2014 Olympic Team in Sochi.

TEAM: Sochi 2014 may be 282 days away, but the first Australian Team Assembly held at the IceHouse in Melbourne today marked a significant step on the road to Russia for many of Australia’s finest athletes.

Athletes Britt Cox and Katya Crema with the Blundstone shoes the Australian Team will wear at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

SOCHI 2014: The classic Blundstone dress boot has been chosen by the Australian Winter Olympic Team for Sochi 2014 as the shoe for their formal uniforms.

John Farrow in skeleton action

BLOG: My name is John Farrow and for the past 4 years I have been training and competing for Australia in the winter sport of skeleton. It’s my plan to show you my personal training and the team’s preparation on our journey to Sochi over the next 10 months in order to be our best and bring back gold to Australia.

Alpine skier Sam Robertson aged 2

BLOG: My obsession with skiing started at a very early age. I was born in the Snowy Mountains and I learned to ski at the age of 2. By the time I was 3, I was skiing top to bottom on the Thredbo Supertrail with my parents yelling at me to slow down.

James Magnussen of Australia reacts after seeing her time when he won the Men's 100 Metre Freestyle Final during day five of the Australian Swimming Championships at SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre on April 30, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.

SWIMMING: Reigning world champion James Magnussen has produced the fastest time in the world this year, so to has Cate Campbell and Daniel Tranter swam a huge PB to win his place on the Barcelona Team.

Ben St Lawrence runs in the 2010 Zatopek Men's 10,000m in Melbourne, Australia.

ATHLETICS: Ben St Lawrence has produced a magnificent victory in the men’s 10,000m at the Payton Jordan Invitational to ensure his selection for the IAAF World Championships.

Jessica Fox of Australia competes in the Women's Kayak Single (K1) Slalom on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Lee Valley White Water Centre on August 2, 2012 in London, England.

CANOE/KAYAK: Australia's Olympic canoe silver medallist Jessica Fox has made a strong start to her European tour, winning the C1 event at the opening leg of the Pyrenees Cup in Spain.