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Australian Ice Dancing pair Danielle O'Brien and Greg Merriman in action over the years.

BLOG: There is no better way to imagine my 24th birthday than marching under the Australian flag in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Opening Ceremony!

John Farrow of Australia starts at the second run of the men's Skeleton World Championship on February 24, 2011 in Koenigssee, Germany.

Lying on the ground with his knee literally in pieces, John Farrow made a decision right there and then - he was going to the Olympics.

(L to R): Ten Network Holdings Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Hamish McLennan; Australian Olympic Committee President, John Coates; and Ten Network Holdings Chairman, Lachlan Murdoch

SOCHI2014: Ten Network Holdings today announced it had signed an agreement with the IOC to broadcast the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, in 2014.

Anna Meares (L) of Australia celebrates winning the Gold medal ahead of Victoria Pendleton of Great Britain in the Women's Sprint Track Cycling Final on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Velodrome on August 7, 2012 in London, England.

CYCLING - TRACK: One moment, Anna Meares and Victoria Pendleton were two of the fiercest rivals at the Olympics - the next, they shared a mirror and chatted about weddings.

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.