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(L to R) Craig Phillips, Julien Prosser, Kitty Chiller, Chris Fydler and Matt Favier of the 2016 Australian Olympic Team Executive pose for a group photo at Melbourne Cricket Ground on November 20, 2013 during a Rio 2016 planning visit.

BLOG: Last time I posted a blog it was 1,000 days to go until the Rio Opening Ceremony in 2016. Today it is just 867 days to go and writing this blog provided an opportunity to reflect on what we have achieved in the last 133 days.

Susie O'Neill and Michael Klim out enjoying the Sydney Olympic Games in September 2000.

SWIMMING: Dual Olympic gold medallists Susie O'Neill and Michael Klim were on Thursday officially announced as mentors to the national team's leadership group.

Brendan Sexton competes in the running stage of the Men's Triathlon event at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Hyde Park which was won by Alistair Brownlee of Team GB on August 7, 2012 in London, England.

TRIATHLON: There was plenty of fierce racing across the weekend, with Australia well represented in the top 10 of the men's and women's events at the Mooloolaba Triathlon.

TRIATHLON: Australian triathletes know they face a step up in class with a host of big name international’s sure to keep them honest in Saturday’s opening Triathlon World Cup race of the season in Mooloolaba, QLD.

SWIMMING: The first Australian Olympic medallist from the Gold Coast, Greg Brough, has passed away on Sunday at the age of 63.

Pearson wins silver

9 March 2014
Silver medalist Sally Pearson of Australia celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Women's 60m Hurdles on day three of the IAAF World Indoor Championships at Ergo Arena on March 9, 2014 in Sopot, Poland.

ATHLETICS: The Australian Flame captain Sally Pearson (Qld) has won a silver medal in the women’s 60m hurdles at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot (POL).

Team Australia's leader Bob Oatley (R) talks to skipper Mathew Belcher (2nd R) as Sandy Oatley (C) chats to the syndicate's CEO Iain Murray (2nd L) and sailor Tom Slingsby (L) at the launch of the new AC45 catamaran on Sydney Harbour on March 6, 2014.

SAILING: Olympic champion Mathew Belcher insists he can defend his gold medal while also leading Australia's new America's Cup team.

Sally Pearson of Australia and Tiffany Porter of Great Britain compete in the Women's 60 Metres Hurdles Final during day two of the 14th IAAF World Indoor Championships at the Atakoy Athletics Arena on March 10, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.

ATHLETICS: The stage is set for Sally Pearson (Qld) to defend her 60m hurdles crown at the IAAF World Indoor Championships, with the 26-year-old arriving in the host city of Sopot, Poland after a blistering two weeks on the track.

Some of the highlights of 2013.

OLYMPIC: In years squashed between a Summer and Winter Olympics, you get a wonderful blend of inspiration. From the slopes of Austria to the Australian shores, you don't have to look far to see Australian athletes striving for excellence. Relive the #ASPIREtoSochi #ASPIREtoNanjing #RoadtoRio magic of 2013!