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Leaping towards Rio

4 July 2013
Blake Gaudry competes on the Men's Trampoline during Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 3, 2012 in London, England.

GYMNASTICS: The journey begins from Sunday, 7 July at the 2013 Australian Gymnastics Championships held at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre, for gymnasts across the country aiming to wear the green and gold at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and ultimately, the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Australian halfpipe skier Davina Williams competing in the Dew Tour.

Davina Williams has bounced back from serious injury and the death of a friend to chase her Olympic debut in Sochi in Ski Halfpipe which also makes its debut.

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

BLOG: Follow Australia's Olympic hopefuls on the road to the next Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Powered by Olympics.com.au @AUSOlympicTeam

Great to have a smile on my face with teammate Anton Grimus and Moguls athlete Brodie Summers and BK- the Boxing Kangaroo.

BLOG: On March 26, 2013 I returned home from the World Cup Tour. I was returning home with plenty to think about and a thirst for success.

Simon Gerrans of Australia riding for Orica GreenEdge takes the podium after winning stage three of the 2013 Tour de France, a 145.5KM road stage from Ajaccio to Calvi, on July 1, 2013 in Calvi, France. The 100th edition of Le Tour de France commences on the island of Corsica and ends July 21 in Paris.

CYCLING: Australia's Simon Gerrans of the Orica-GreenEDGE team won the third stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday (AEST) in a sprint finish at the end of the 145-kilometre ride from Ajaccio to Calvi on Corsica.

Jessica Fox wins the C1 at the World Cup 2 in Ausburg, Germany.

CANOE/KAYAK - SLALOM: Nineteen-year-old Jessica Fox went one better than her silver medal performance in Cardiff last weekend to win Gold in the women’s C1 final at ICF World Cup 2 in Augsburg, Germany over the weekend.

John Farrow on a beautiful scenic bike ride in the Park City ski resort back country and Wasatch National Park.

BLOG: I’d landed in Park City, Utah and settled into my routine: two hours of push training and start analysis to start each day, a physio session with Ashley Merkur and then mountain biking runs for the rest of the day.

Nate Johnstone of Australia poses during a portrait session on May 14, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Johnstone is aiming to qualify for the Australian Winter Olympic Team in the Snowboard Halfpipe event for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

SNOWBOARD: From rock bottom to world-beater; that is the goal for snowboarder Nathan Johnstone as he eyes the Olympic berth that should have been.

AOC President John Coates and Senator Kate Lundy at the AOC Annual General Meeting on 4 May 2013.

AOC President, John Coates, has congratulated the Federal Sports Minister, Senator Kate Lundy, after the ASADA Bill passed through the Senate saying it “reinforces the Minister’s strong commitment to the fight against doping in sport in Australia”.

William Lockwwod (b), Alexander Lloyd, Spencer Turrin and Joshua Dunkley-Smith (s) of Australia race in the men's four heat at the 2013 Samsung World Rowing Cup in Eton Dorney, Great Britain. The Australians won the final.

A change in personnel hasn't stopped Australia's men's four scoring a second successive rowing World Cup victory at the meet at England's Eton Dorney.