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Bill Bain of Australia celebrates after winning the Men's K1 1000 during day one of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival at the Sydney International Regatta Centre on January 16, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

CANOE/KAYAK - SPRINT: Following two days of trials in Penrith, Australian Canoeing has selected Athletes to a pool for the 2013 Canoe Sprint World Championships in Duisburg, Germany from 27 August to 1 September.

Fabrice Lapierre of Australia competes in the men's long jump final at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium during day six of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games on October 9, 2010 in Delhi, India.

ATHLETICS: Long jumper Fabrice Lapierre has booked his spot on the Australian team for the world championships in Moscow in August.

Five-time Olympian Natalie Cook with kids from her Primary School in Queensland for 2013 Olympic Day celebrations.

Olympians from Natalie Cook to Betty Cuthbert are getting out their green and gold uniforms in preparation to visit primary and secondary schools as part of International Olympic Day.

Socceroos off to Rio

19 June 2013
Socceroos players celebrate after winning the FIFA 2014 World Cup Asian Qualifier match between the Australian Socceroos and Iraq at ANZ Stadium on June 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

FOOTBALL: Holger Osieck can reflect with pride after his brave substitution of national hero Tim Cahill with the game in the balance swung it - and World Cup qualification - for the Socceroos.

Australian skeleton racer Jaclyn Narracott is hoping to emulate her uncle Paul and be selected for the Winter Olympic Games. She is sliding here at the World Junior Championships in Igls, Austria.

When Jaclyn Narracott told her friends she was taking up the sport of skeleton there was a common reaction: - “They all thought I was nuts!”

Lucas Neill of Australia is congratulated by team mates after scoring his first goal in 91 international matches during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between the Australian Socceroos and Jordan at Etihad Stadium on June 11, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.

FOOTBALL: The Socceroos produced the most commanding performance of their World Cup qualifying campaign to smash Jordan 4-0 in Melbourne last night and take a huge step towards securing a spot at next year's finals in Brazil.

Ron Clarke walks around the MCG holding the Olympic torch during the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games at the Melbourne Cricket Ground November 19, 2006 in Melbourne, Australia.

Acclaimed distance runner Ron Clarke heads a group of sportspeople feted in the Queen's Birthday honours of 2013, appointed an Officer (AO) in the General Division.

Libby Trickett is presented with her Official Pin from the London Games from Queensland Premier Campbell Newman, AOC President John Coates and QOC President Natalie Cook, during a ceremony at Parliament House in Brisbane on 6 June 2013.

Olympians and dignitaries gathered at Parliament House in Brisbane on Thursday to celebrate the contribution Queenslanders have made to Australian Olympic Teams over the years and complete the remarkable journey of the London Olympians.

Brittany Broben expressed her delight after winning silver in the Women's 10m Platform Diving Final on Day 13.

DIVING: Olympic silver medallist Brittany Broben heads an eight-strong diving squad named today for the FINA World Championships in Barcelona next month.

One of Adam Pretty's photos from the London Olympic Games. He was named sport photographer of the year at the Sony World Photography Awards for his black and white photos. Here Brittany Broben of Australia competes in the Women's 10m Platform Diving qualifications on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 8, 2012 in London, England.

DIVING: Olympic silver medallist Brittany Broben won the women's platform final while Anabelle Smith put a broken preparation and a badly busted finger behind her to put themselves well in the frame for the Australian World Championships team.