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AWARDS: Seven superb athletes have been nominated for “The Don” Award, for Australia's most inspiring athlete, and Olympians dominate the list.

Australian bronze medallists Lisa Darmanin and Jason Waterhouse celebrate in the Nacra17 class at the 2014 ISAF World Sailing Championships in Santader, Spain.

SAILING: Australia won two bronze medals on the final day of the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain, bringing the overall Australian medal tally to four – including one gold (470M), one silver (Laser) and two bronze (49er, Nacra17).

Australian paddler Jessica Fox celebrates winning the K1W at the 2014 World Championships at Deep Creek, USA. Fox also won the C1W at the event to win the historic double and defend her C1W world title from 2013.

CANOE/KAYAK: Jessica Fox has created history winning gold in the K1W and C1W events at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in Deep Creek, USA.

Australian 470 World Champions Will Ryan and Mat Belcher celebrate victory at the 2014 ISAF World Championships at Santader, Spain on Saturday 20 September 2014.

SAILING: Olympic Champion Mat Belcher writes sailing history by making it five titles in a row and Australia has now qualified six boat classes for Rio 2016.

Members of the Australian Canoeing Team (minus Jess Fox) for the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in Deep Creek, USA.

CANOE/KAYAK - SLALOM: Australian athletes performed well in the early stages of the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships giving plenty of medal hopes ahead of the medal rounds.

Australian sports fans in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the FIFA Football World Cup in July 2014.

RIO 2016: Games organisers have unveiled ticket pricing aimed at making attendance "as affordable as possible," with Australian residents encouraged to register their interest.

Australia's Thomas Edgar attacks during the FIVB World Championships match between Australia and Italy on September 14, 2014 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

VOLLEYBALL: Australia has had a disappointing finish to its 2014 Volleyball World Championships campaign, beaten by Italy in the battle to avoid the wooden spoon in their second round group.

Head coach Sandy Brondello of the Phoenix Mercury celebrates with teammates after defeating the Minnesota Lynx 96-78 in game three of the WNBA Western Conference Finals. Phoenix went on to win the WNBA title for 2014.

BASKETBALL: Four-time Olympian Sandy Brondello claimed a slice of basketball history, becoming the first Australian coach to win a WNBA championship

Australian Laser class sailors including Tom Burton sail in the Spanish waters for the 2014 World Championships in Santander.

SAILING: The Laser is the first boat class Australia has qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Tom Slingsby won the gold at London 2012 and also now the Australian Laser fleet is looking strong.

Will Ryan and Mathew Belcher after winning the 2013 470 European Championship

SAILING: The 2014 ISAF World Championships is not only the biggest regatta of the year it also is where 50 per cent of all quota places for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be determined.