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Sam Griffiths and his horse Paulank Brockagh contest the Jumping phase of the Eventing competition at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France on 31 August 2014.

EQUESTRIAN: It wasn't quite the finish the Australian Eventing team we're hoping for at the 2014 World Equestrian Games (WEG), slipping from the bronze medal position to finish fifth in the team's score.

Australian rower Kim Crow on her way to victory in the quarter-final of the Single Scull at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam.

ROWING: Kim Crow won silver, and the men's lightweight four and women's double scull won bronze, on the final day of the World Rowing Championships in The Netherlands.

Australian Brad Newley drives past a Korean defender in the big win for Australia in their second game of the FIBA World Cup on 31 August 2014.

The Australian Men's Basketball Team have recorded their first win of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, crushing Korea 89-55 in Gran Canaria, Spain.

Spectacular Closing Ceremony of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China on 28 August 2014.

YOG: The second Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) came to a spectacular close today in Nanjing, China, with a dramatic Closing Ceremony at the Olympic Sports Centre Stadium.

Mary Hanna and Sancette competing in the Dressage at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. Hanna helped Australia qualify a Team spot for Rio 2016 and also made the Grand Prix Special.

EQUESTRIAN: The Australian Dressage team have performed exceptionally to finish in the top 10 at the 2014 World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Normandy, France, and secure a quota place for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

AOC President John Coates speaks during the Australian Olympic Committee Annual General Meeting at Museum of Contemporary Art on May 10, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

DOPING: John Coates has embraced the new WADA Code and commenced moves preventing Rio-bound athletes from dealing with coaches, trainers, sports scientists and other support personnel who have violated anti-doping rules.

Belinda Hocking (L) and Emily Seebohm of Australia celebrate after finishing first and second in the Women's 200m Backstroke Final during day three of the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships at Gold Coast Aquatics on August 23, 2014 in Gold Coast, Australia.

SWIMMING: High praise today from AOC President, John Coates, for the Australian Swimming Team after their outstanding performances against the powerful Americans at the Pan Pacific Championships on the Gold Coast.

(L-R) Cate Campbell, Alicia Coutts, Lorna Tonks and Emily Seebohm of Australia celebrates winning the Women's 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final during day four of the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships at Gold Coast Aquatics on August 24, 2014 on the Gold Coast, Australia.

SWIMMING: The pool competition at the 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships have come to an end with Australia coming away with a total of 26 medals – 10 gold, 8 silver and 8 bronze from the four day meet at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre.

Australia defeated Kazakhstan in the 5th/6th play-off at the FINA Water Polo World Cup in Almaty, Kazakhstan 12-6 on 24th of August 2014.

WATER POLO: A controlled 12-6 victory over host nation Kazakhstan has seen the Australian men’s water polo team finish fifth overall at the FINA World Cup in Almaty.

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.

AOC: John Coates has advised all Olympic sporting organisations of proposed changes to the AOC’s Anti-Doping Rules and their need to be compliant with the new WADA Code which comes into effect on January 1st 2015.

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