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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.

Jared Tallent wins silver in the men's 50km race walk

ATHLETICS: Olympians Jared Tallent, Kim Mickle and Julian Wruck have had impressive performances around the world over the weekend to rank them among the 2013 world's best in race walking, javelin and discus respectively.

Ken Wallace wins the 2013 ICF World Cup 2 has concluded in Racice, Czech Republic.

CANOE/KAYAK-SPRINT: Ken Wallace has capped off his excellent World Cup campaign by winning Gold in the men’s K1 5000 in Poznan, Poland overnight.

Ed Jenkins and fans celebrate winning the Cup Final over Samoa after the Samoa vs Australia Cup Final during day two of the Tokyo Sevens at Prince Chichibu Stadium on April 1, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan.

RUGBY SEVENS: Australian Men’s Sevens captain Ed Jenkins will lead an experienced squad to the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens which features three current Super Rugby players, including former Australian Sevens captain Bernard Foley.

Sochi medals unveiled

31 May 2013
The unveiled Sochi 2014 Olympic Gold Medal is displayed during an IOC executive board meeting at the SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg, on May 30, 2013. The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics organisers unveiled today the medals for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

SOCHI 2014: The presentation of the Olympic and Paralympic medals, which will be awarded at the Sochi 2014 Winter Games, took place in St. Petersburg today during the 11th "SportAccord" Annual International Sports Convention.