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Becky James (R) of Great Britain beats Anna Meares of Australia in the Women's Sprint on day two of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup at Manchester Velodrome on November 2, 2013 in Manchester, England.

CYCLING - TRACK: Anna Meares has hailed the emergence of a new major British rival to her Olympic track cycling sprint crown after bowing to Welshwoman Becky James.

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.

Ashleigh Gentle (left) and Emma Moffatt after placing 2nd and 1st respectively in the Nepean Triathlon at the Sydney International Regatta Centre on 27 October 2013.

TRIATHLON: Olympic medallist Emma Moffatt donated her $2000 bonus to the NSW Bushfire Appeal after she beat the men in Sunday's Nepean Triathlon in Sydney.

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.

Campaign Rio launches

23 October 2013
The Maracanã stadium and the Maracanãzinho gymnasium are part of the Maracanã Zone.

RIO 2016: The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) today launched a partnership aimed at ensuring Australian athletes had the best possible planning and preparation ahead of the Rio Games.

Nat Cook dives during the bronze medal match at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

BEACH VOLL: Five-time Olympian Natalie Cook will be officially inducted into the International Volleyball Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Boston.

AOC President John Coates and the Japanese Ambassador , Mr Yoshitaka Akimoto in Sydney on 17 October, 2013.

AOC: The Japanese Ambassador to Australia, Mr Yoshitaka Akimoto, has met with AOC President John Coates in Sydney to congratulate him on his appointment as Chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Pieter VAN DEN HOOGENBAND with Trainer Jacco VERHAEREN in 2003

SWIMMING: Swimming Australia President John Bertrand AM and CEO Mark Anderson have today announced Jacco Verhaeren as the new National Head Coach to work under Director of High Performance Michael Scott.

Australian Rugby Sevens captain Ed Jenkins in action against South Africa in the 2013 Gold Coast Sevens.

RUGBY SEVENS: Australia have finished second at the Gold Coast Sevens after losing 40-19 to New Zealand in the Cup final at Skilled Park on Sunday night.