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Australia's Louise Bawden (C) defends during the Xue-Zhang Xi vs Bawden-Clancy game as part of the FIVB Gstaad Grand Slam second day on July 10, 2013 in Gstaad, Switzerland.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Australia's top ranked beach volleyballers have enjoyed their most successful finish at a World Grand Slam event this year, both finishing fifth in Moscow.

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

AOC: Sydney Olympian, Kitty Chiller, has been appointed Chef de Mission of the Australian Olympic Team for the Rio Games in 2016.... the first woman to be awarded the honour.

Nanjing 2014 One Year To Go

YOG: Olympic silver medallist and Youth Olympic Games gold medallist, Jessica Fox, is calling on aspiring young Australian athletes to ‘dream big’ to mark the one year to go milestone to the start of the second Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing, China.

Jessica Trengove of Australia and Sonia Samuels of Great Britain run past The Kremlin as they competes in the Women's Marathon during Day One of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013. Trengove placed 11th for best finish by a female Australian at a world championships.

ATHLETICS: Jess Trengove (SA) has finished a stunning 11th in the women’s marathon in Moscow (RUS) to become the toast of Australian distance running.

Swim Team on the rise

5 August 2013
Cate Campbell (L) of Australia celebrates with Bronte Campbell of Australia after the Swimming Women's Freestyle 50m Semifinal heat 2 on day fifteen of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on August 3, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

SWIMMING: The Australian Swim Team has wrapped up the 2013 FINA World Championships with three silver medals on the final night of competition, for a total of 13 medals overall including individual gold to Cate Campbell, James Magnussen and Christian Sprenger.

IOC President Jacques Rogge announces Buenos Aires as the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2018 winning city on July 4, 2013 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The IOC Extraordinary Session held on the two days will allow IOC members to follow the 2020 summer Olympics candidate cities bids, the IOC presidential candidates briefing, and will elect the host city of the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2018.

YOG: The 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games will be hosted by the city of Buenos Aires in 2018, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge announced today following a vote by the IOC members at an Extraordinary IOC Session in Lausanne.

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

BLOG: Follow Australia's Olympic hopefuls on the road to the next Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Powered by Olympics.com.au @AUSOlympicTeam

Simon Gerrans of Australia riding for Orica GreenEdge takes the podium after winning stage three of the 2013 Tour de France, a 145.5KM road stage from Ajaccio to Calvi, on July 1, 2013 in Calvi, France. The 100th edition of Le Tour de France commences on the island of Corsica and ends July 21 in Paris.

CYCLING: Australia's Simon Gerrans of the Orica-GreenEDGE team won the third stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday (AEST) in a sprint finish at the end of the 145-kilometre ride from Ajaccio to Calvi on Corsica.

AOC President John Coates and Senator Kate Lundy at the AOC Annual General Meeting on 4 May 2013.

AOC President, John Coates, has congratulated the Federal Sports Minister, Senator Kate Lundy, after the ASADA Bill passed through the Senate saying it “reinforces the Minister’s strong commitment to the fight against doping in sport in Australia”.

Lleyton Hewitt of Australia celebrates match point during his Gentlemen's Singles first round match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2013 in London, England.

TENNIS: Lleyton Hewitt made a scintillating start to his 15th consecutive Wimbledon campaign with a straight-sets upset win over Swiss 11th seed Stanislas Wawrinka on Monday.