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Michael Diamond of Australia completes in the Men's Singles Trap final at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range during day seven of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games on October 10, 2010 in Delhi, India.

Sydney is gearing itself to host the 2013 Oceania Shooting Continental Championship, an event run once every two years. To be held at the 2000 Olympic Games legacy venue, the Sydney International Shooting Centre will welcome about 230 athletes, with over 400 starts expected.

Australian Team members supporting the women's basketball team during the Beijing Olympic Games.

The AOC has made public the new restrictions on the consumption of alcohol for members of future Australian Olympic Teams including athletes and officials.

Marjorie Jackson, on the podium after winning gold in the 100m at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games.

ATHLETICS: Marjorie Jackson, the first Australian female ever to set an athletics world record, will join her equally impressive compatriot Betty Cuthbert in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Hall of Fame.

(Lft) Australians Tom Slingsby and James Spithill celebrate with their Team USA crew after winning the Americas Cup decider in San Francisco, California on 25 September 2013.

SAILING: Tom Slingsby has re-signed with rich America's Cup champions Oracle Team USA in a decision that appears likely to scupper any hopes of him repeating his London Olympic heroics.

An aerial picture of the site of the athletes village in Barra as preparations continue ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games on June 6, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Rio 2016: Australian Team Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller has been busy since she was appointed under two months ago. She sets the scene with November 9 marking 1,000 days to go.

Diver Matthew Mitcham poses after the Australian 2012 Olympic Games team announcement at Chandler Aquatic Centre on May 29, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia.

DIVING: A rejuvenated Matthew Mitcham has produced a perfect backflip, rekindling his "love affair" with 10m platform diving - the event that brought him Olympic glory.

Vale: Albie Thomas

28 October 2013
One of Australia's greatest distance runners Albie Thomas broke world records, competed at three Olympic Games, was a dual Commonwealth Games medallist and after his career he coached and worked tireless for his athletics club.

ATHLETICS: After a year long illness Albie Thomas died on the morning of Sunday October 27, 2013 and the athletics’ world lost one of its greats.

Mitcham and Wu in form

28 October 2013
Australian Divers Matthew Mitcham and Melissa Wu pose during the Commonwealth Games Parade March 27, 2006 in Melbourne, Australia.

DIVING: Olympic medallists Matthew Mitcham and Melissa Wu have made encouraging returns to competition at the Queensland Open on the weekend.

Deputy Chief Commisioner, Kitty Chiller talks at the Australian Olympic Committee Garden Party on August 1, 2012 in London, England.

The Australian section of the Olympic Village in Rio will be an alcohol free zone.

AOC President John Coates poses for a photo in front of the Sydney Opera House on October 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Coates last night was named Chairman of the 2020 Tokyo IOC Coordination Commission.

RIO 2016: The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) needs to be “inside the tent” if the Australian Olympic Team is to achieve a top five finish on the medal tally at the 2016 Rio Games according to the President of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) John Coates.