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Israel Folau of the Waratahs is tackled during the round eight Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Waratahs at Westpac Stadium on April 6, 2013 in Wellington, New Zealand.

RUGBY SEVENS: The Australian Rugby Union is quietly confident the lure of an Olympic Games gold medal will keep superstar Israel Folau in the code.

Lydia Lassila #3 of Australia competes in the Ladies Aerials during the Freestyle International at Deer Valley on February 1, 2013 in Park City, Utah.

SOCHI 2014: Injury looms as the bogeyman for an Australian Winter Olympics team which is aiming for its most successful Games next February in Sochi.

Mitchell Watt of Australia jumps in the Men's Long Jump during the 2013 Melbourne Track Classic at Olympic Park on April 6, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.

ATHLETICS: Australian favourite Mitchell Watt (QLD) has been out-jumped by Greg Rutherford (GBR) in a repeat of the London Olympic final, at the Qantas Melbourne World Challenge.

Felicity Abram of Australia runs in the ITU World Triathlon Women's Race on April 6, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand. She placed third.

TRIATHLON: Rejuvenated triathlete Felicity Abram got back on the podium at the ITU World Series event in Auckland as three of her young male teammates secured a place in the top 10.

Natalie Cook of the Australian Beach Volleyball team speaks to the media during a press conference at Olympic Park on July 22, 2012 in London, England.

AOC: Two five-time Olympians have been elected as Presidents of their State Olympic Councils on the road to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Ken Wallace of Australia in action during a Mens K1 Class race during day one of the London Canoe Sprint Invitational at Eton Dorney on September 1, 2011 in Windsor, England.

CANOE/KAYAK-SPRINT: Beijing Olympic gold medallist Ken Wallace overcame illness and windy conditions to win the blue riband K1 1000 title at the national canoe and kayak championships in Perth.

(L-R) Danielle Woodward, Nicole Livingstone and Kitty Chiller.

AOC: Women will play a key role in the running of the Olympic Movement in Australia in the future following a massive shift in the gender balance on the Executive (Board) of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC).

Water Polo All Stars

2 April 2013
All Stars South claim the 2013 Cathy Parkes Trophy.

WATER POLO: Olympians have faced off in a series that showcases Australia's best water polo players before a crowd of aspiring young players.

The beautiful Sochi ski cross course at the official test event for the 2014 Winter Games.

SOCHI 2014: Russia has started to stockpile hundreds of thousands of cubic metres of snow to ensure the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi is not hit by unpredictable weather conditions.

Joshua Dunkley-Smith, Joshua Booth, James Chapman and William Lockwood of Australia celebrate winning the men's Four Final during day 3 of the 2013 Samsung World Cup at Sydney International Rowing Centre on March 24, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

ROWING: Home waters proved a happy hunting ground for Australian rowers competing at the opening round of the Samsung World Cup at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith on Sunday.