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Emily Seebohm reacts after competing in the Women's 100m Backstroke heat 4 on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 29, 2012 in London, England.

The President of the AOC, John Coates, is confident Australia’s swimmers will be a force at the 2016 Rio Olympics. As part of his President’s Review in the AOC’s Annual Report, Coates says

Israel Folau of the Waratahs is tackled during the round eight Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Waratahs at Westpac Stadium on April 6, 2013 in Wellington, New Zealand.

RUGBY SEVENS: The Australian Rugby Union is quietly confident the lure of an Olympic Games gold medal will keep superstar Israel Folau in the code.

Lydia Lassila #3 of Australia competes in the Ladies Aerials during the Freestyle International at Deer Valley on February 1, 2013 in Park City, Utah.

SOCHI 2014: Injury looms as the bogeyman for an Australian Winter Olympics team which is aiming for its most successful Games next February in Sochi.

Josh Ross of Victoria competes in the mens 100 metre open during the Adelaide Track Classic at Santos Stadium on February 16, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.

ATHLETICS: Coveted selection to the Australian Flame will be up for grabs at the Qantas Australian Athletics Championships in Sydney (NSW) on April 11-14.

Mitchell Watt of Australia jumps in the Men's Long Jump during the 2013 Melbourne Track Classic at Olympic Park on April 6, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.

ATHLETICS: Australian favourite Mitchell Watt (QLD) has been out-jumped by Greg Rutherford (GBR) in a repeat of the London Olympic final, at the Qantas Melbourne World Challenge.

Felicity Abram of Australia runs in the ITU World Triathlon Women's Race on April 6, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand. She placed third.

TRIATHLON: Rejuvenated triathlete Felicity Abram got back on the podium at the ITU World Series event in Auckland as three of her young male teammates secured a place in the top 10.

Natalie Cook of the Australian Beach Volleyball team speaks to the media during a press conference at Olympic Park on July 22, 2012 in London, England.

AOC: Two five-time Olympians have been elected as Presidents of their State Olympic Councils on the road to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

(L-R) Danielle Woodward, Nicole Livingstone and Kitty Chiller.

AOC: Women will play a key role in the running of the Olympic Movement in Australia in the future following a massive shift in the gender balance on the Executive (Board) of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC).

The beautiful Sochi ski cross course at the official test event for the 2014 Winter Games.

SOCHI 2014: Russia has started to stockpile hundreds of thousands of cubic metres of snow to ensure the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi is not hit by unpredictable weather conditions.

Snowboard and Freestyle Center in Rosa Khutor near the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

BLOG: Last month I was in Russia for the Olympic test event. Things didn’t go as well as I hoped, finishing in 8th place in finals. My riding was feeling really good but I just couldn’t put a run down when it counted.