The next time an Australian Olympic Team marches in an Olympic Opening Ceremony will be in exactly 12 months, at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway.
ATHLETICS: Sally Pearson (Qld.) has won her highly anticipated Australian Athletics Tour showdown with rival sprinter Melissa Breen (ACT).
SWIMMING: Australian swimming's golden girl Cate Campbell didn't feel at full fitness at the Aquatic Super Series in Perth but her dominant swims proved she's well on track for the world championships later this year.
Woolworths, the fresh food people, have signed on to be the Official Supermarket of the Australian Olympic Team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
AOC: A distinguished career that spanned 70 years has ended with the passing of journalist, foreign correspondent, editor, author and Olympic historian, Harry Gordon.
HOCKEY: Australian men’s hockey captain Mark Knowles has been named as the sport’s International Player of the Year for 2014. The 30-year-old lead the Kookaburras to gold at the 2014 World Cup and Commonwealth Games.
Former national champion Courtney Atkinson has ended a two-year sabbatical in a bid to become the first Australian triathlete to contest three Olympics.
SWIMMING: Olympic Champion and Commonwealth Games star Cate Campbell continues to scoop the pool, winning the major gongs at Swimming Australia's annual awards.
SAILING: Mat Belcher and Will Ryan have signed off a triumphant sailing year with another big regatta victory on the Olympic waters off Rio de Janeiro.
TOKYO: Softball and baseball are the big winners from the 40 reforms announced by the International Olympic Committee in Monaco.