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Some of the highlights of 2013.

OLYMPIC: In years squashed between a Summer and Winter Olympics, you get a wonderful blend of inspiration. From the slopes of Austria to the Australian shores, you don't have to look far to see Australian athletes striving for excellence. Relive the #ASPIREtoSochi #ASPIREtoNanjing #RoadtoRio magic of 2013!

Annette Edmondson of Australia competes in the Women's Omnium Track Cycling 3km Individual Pursuit on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Velodrome on August 7, 2012 in London, England.

CYCLING - TRACK: Australian cyclists could be facing excess baggage charges on their return flight from New Zealand following a flurry of medals, including seven gold, on the final night of the UCI Oceania Track Cycling Championships in Invercargill.

Anna Meares of Australia in action in race one of the Women's Sprint Quarter Finals on day two of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup at Manchester Veledrome on November 2, 2013 in Manchester, England.

CYCLING - TRACK: Olympic gold medalist Anna Meares produced a world-class performance to claim gold in the 500m time trial at the Oceania track cycling championships as Australia grabbed three golds on the opening night of competition in Invercargill, New Zealand.

Australian Team members supporting the women's basketball team during the Beijing Olympic Games.

The AOC has made public the new restrictions on the consumption of alcohol for members of future Australian Olympic Teams including athletes and officials.

Gymnasts win historic bronze

11 November 2013
The Australian Team of Ty Swadling, Blake Gaudry, Will Morris and Jack Penny take out the bronze medal in the Team Final at the 29th Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.

GYMNASTICS - TRAMPOLINE: The Australian Team of Ty Swadling, Blake Gaudry, Will Morris and Jack Penny have taken out the bronze medal in the Team Final at the 29th Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.

An aerial picture of the site of the athletes village in Barra as preparations continue ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games on June 6, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Rio 2016: Australian Team Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller has been busy since she was appointed under two months ago. She sets the scene with November 9 marking 1,000 days to go.

Palmer returns to the beach

25 October 2013
Becchara Palmer dives for the ball during the Women's Beach Volleyball preliminary match between Brazil and Australia on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Horse Guards Parade on August 2, 2012 in London, England.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: There were a lot of very disillusioned athletes after the London Olympics, and among them was beach volleyballer Becchara Palmer.

Deputy Chief Commisioner, Kitty Chiller talks at the Australian Olympic Committee Garden Party on August 1, 2012 in London, England.

The Australian section of the Olympic Village in Rio will be an alcohol free zone.

AOC President John Coates poses for a photo in front of the Sydney Opera House on October 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Coates last night was named Chairman of the 2020 Tokyo IOC Coordination Commission.

RIO 2016: The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) needs to be “inside the tent” if the Australian Olympic Team is to achieve a top five finish on the medal tally at the 2016 Rio Games according to the President of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) John Coates.