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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.

Campaign Rio launches

23 October 2013
The Maracanã stadium and the Maracanãzinho gymnasium are part of the Maracanã Zone.

RIO 2016: The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) today launched a partnership aimed at ensuring Australian athletes had the best possible planning and preparation ahead of the Rio Games.

AOC President John Coates and the Japanese Ambassador , Mr Yoshitaka Akimoto in Sydney on 17 October, 2013.

AOC: The Japanese Ambassador to Australia, Mr Yoshitaka Akimoto, has met with AOC President John Coates in Sydney to congratulate him on his appointment as Chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Pieter VAN DEN HOOGENBAND with Trainer Jacco VERHAEREN in 2003

SWIMMING: Swimming Australia President John Bertrand AM and CEO Mark Anderson have today announced Jacco Verhaeren as the new National Head Coach to work under Director of High Performance Michael Scott.

Competitors line up for the start of the swim leg in the Womens Triathlon during day three of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival at the Sydney International Regatta Centre on January 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC: The Australian Olympic Committee has thrown its full support behind a nationwide search for future Olympic champions being conducted by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

Damien Howson of Australia celebrates on the podium after winning the Men Under 23 Time Trial during day two of the UCI Road World Championships on September 23, 2013 in Florence, Italy.

CYCLING - ROAD: South Australian rising star Damien Howson has farewelled the under-23 ranks in style by securing time-trial gold at the road cycling world championships in Italy.

AOC President and incoming IOC Vice President John Coates at the 125th International Olympic Committee Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina in September 2013.

AOC: John Coates will be elected International Olympic Committee Vice President unopposed after his rival; Sami Moudallah from Syria withdrew from the race.