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Laurie Lawrence, team official for Australia, attends a team press conference at the Main Press Centre in Athens prior to the start of the 2004 Olympic Games on August 7, 2004 in Athens, Greece.

AOC: “Stuff the silver, we’ve come for the gold” is one of many classic lines from Laurie Lawrence as he celebrated Duncan Armstrong’s gold medal swim at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

Kim Mickle competes in the Women's Javelin during the IAAF Melbourne World Challenge at Olympic Park on March 22, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.

Kim Mickle of Western Australia has finished second in the women’s javelin at the opening meet of the prestigious IAAF Diamond League in Doha, Qatar

Harry Gordon (C) poses with AOC President John Coates (L) and Australian Olympian Herb Elliott (R) during the Launch of 'From Athens With Pride' by Harry Gordon at Museum of Contemporary Art on May 9, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC: Australian athletes and administrators have played a pivotal role in the Olympic Movement for 120 years.

Kimberley Mickle of Australia competes in the Women's Javelin final during Day Nine of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships at Luzhniki Stadium on August 18, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. Mickle won the silver and her teammate Kathryn Mitchell was fifth.

ATHLETICS: Australian record holders Kim Mickle and Alana Boyd will join some of the world’s best athletes for Round 1 of the IAAF Diamond League in Doha this Friday.

Ken Wallace on his way to winning two medals at the ICF Sprint World Cup in Milan, Italy in May 2014.

CANOE/KAYAK - SPRINT: Ken Wallace has won two medals at the ICF Sprint World Cup in Milan, Italy and K4 Champions Jacob Clear and Murray Stewart combined to win silver in the K2.

2016 Australian Olympic Team Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller speaking at the Campaign Rio forum at Sydney Olympic Park on 30 April 2014.

AOC: In a new move, Team Leaders have been appointed to the Australian Olympic Team for the 2016 Rio Games to boost performance and enforce the culture and values of the Olympic Movement.

Sir Peter Cosgrove, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia addresses the Campaign Rio forum in Sydney on 29 April, 2014.

RIO 2016: The Campaign Rio team has echoed the sentiments delivered by the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) in an address to Olympic and Paralympic coaches and performance leaders in Sydney today.

Lasor sailor Tom Burton celebrates winning the ISAF World Cup in Hyeres, France - 26th of April 2014.

SAILING: Darren Bundock and Nina Curtis have missed out on a World Cup gold medal in controversial fashion during an otherwise vintage day for the Australian sailing team off southern France.

2014 Commonwealth Games Triathlon Team: (L-R) Dan Wilson, Ryan Bailie, Ashleigh Gentle, Emma Moffatt, Emma Jackson and Aaron Royle.

TRIATHLON: Olympians Emma Moffatt and Emma Jackson and a new breed of men will spearhead a six-strong triathlon team for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Paul Adams 4th in the Skeet Men Finals at the ISSF World Cup Shotgun on April 14, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona, USA.

Skeet shooter Paul Adams has finished fourth in his first ever World Cup final aged just 21.