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Back row L-R: Keith Whitehead, Allan Charleston, Bill McCabe, Jake Foster, Jim Farrell, Peter Bennet, John O'Brien. Front row L-R: Doug Laing (g/k), Ray Smee (c), Colin French (Coach), Bill Orchard, Ted Pierce.

WATER POLO: The Olympic community is in mourning following the passing of two time Olympian and former senior national team goalkeeper Doug Laing.

AOC Vice President Helen Brownlee at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 27 October, 2014.

AOC: Australian Olympic Committee Vice President, Helen Brownlee, has capped off a fascinating day one at the Asia Pacific World Sport and Women (APWSW) Conference with an impassioned keynote address.

Warren Potent celebrates becoming the 50m Rifle Prone World Champion at the 2014 World Championships in Granada, Spain on 11 September 2014.

SHOOTING: World number one rifle shooter Warren Potent and young Trap shooters Catherine Skinner and Laetisha Scanlan have been invited to the ISSF World Cup Final

Kerri Pottharst of Australia in action with partner Natalie Cook on their way to winning the final over Summer Lochowicz and Kylie Gerlic of Canada during the Peters Ice Cream Beach Volleyball Tour at Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia on December 22, 2002.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Beach volleyball great Kerri Pottharst has won a long-running battle to have the sport returned to Sydney's Manly beach.

John Coates of the AOC shakes hands with the victorious Australian Men's Four crew during the Rowing World Cup at the Sydney International Rowing Centre on March 30, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC President John Coates has retired from his position as the Oceania Representative on the Council of the World’s Governing body (FISA) after 22 years of service

Combination of triathlete Michellie Jones celebrating her silver medal at the Sydney 2000 Olympics with the spectators, and Jodie Henry all smiles after winning the 100m freestyle at the Athens 2004 Olympics. Henry won another two relay gold at these Games.

AWARDS: Olympic stars Jodie Henry OAM and Michellie Jones complete the list of eight inductees for 2014 into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame - one of the highest of this sporting nation’s individual honours.

Natalie Cook and Kerri Pottharst of Australia celebrate gold in the Beach Volleyball Final against Brazil at Bondi Beach on Day 10 of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Natalie Cook OAM and Kerri Pottharst OAM captivated the nation with Olympic gold in 2000 and now share another special moment as inductees into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame

Australia’s swimming great, Dawn Fraser, is returning to Japan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics where she made history and captured the golden hat trick.

Caroline Buchanan of Australia (L) and Brooke Crain of the United States (R) train on the BMX track in Olympic Park on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 7, 2012 in London, England.

CYCLING-BMX: Caroline Buchanan has been crowned UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series champion edging out Olympic champion Mariana Pajon by a substantial margin to add to the series title she won in 2012.

Australian women's basketball national team line up for photo session before the match during the international friendly against Japan on July 27, 2014 in Kaminoyama, Japan.

BASKETBALL: Huge injury blows have hurt Australia's hopes at the women's basketball world championship but not their ambition.