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Australian Winter Olympic hopefuls train on the beach with strength and conditioning coach John Marsden in May 2013.

SOCHI 2014: For most of the world, Australia evokes imagery of a sunburnt country – surfing, swimming and cricket. The idea that Australia competes at the Winter Olympics, let alone winning medals at the last five Games, comes as a big surprise to most.

(L to R): Ten Network Holdings Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Hamish McLennan; Australian Olympic Committee President, John Coates; and Ten Network Holdings Chairman, Lachlan Murdoch

SOCHI2014: Ten Network Holdings today announced it had signed an agreement with the IOC to broadcast the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, in 2014.

Anna Meares (L) of Australia celebrates winning the Gold medal ahead of Victoria Pendleton of Great Britain in the Women's Sprint Track Cycling Final on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Velodrome on August 7, 2012 in London, England.

CYCLING - TRACK: One moment, Anna Meares and Victoria Pendleton were two of the fiercest rivals at the Olympics - the next, they shared a mirror and chatted about weddings.

Athletes at the Sochi 2014 Team Assembly in Sydney on May 9, 2013.

SOCHI 2014: With just nine months to go until the next Olympic Winter Games in Russia, over 30 Australian athletes gathered on the other side of the world to brace for Sochi 2014.

AOC President John Coates addresses the Annual General Meeting in Sydney on 4 May 2013.

The AOC has introduced new rules forcing athletes and officials to truthfully answer all questions put to them by the doping authority, ASADA.

James Magnussen of Australia celebrates winning as Matthew Abood catches his breath after the Men's 50 Metre Freestyle during day seven of the Australian Swimming Championships at SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre on May 2, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.

SWIMMING: More than 60 swimmers will represent Australia at the 2013 FINA and IPC World Championships in Barcelona and Montreal this year with a host of new faces announced on the Australian Swim Team in Adelaide.

Athletes arrive back to Sydney Australia on the Qantas chartered plane from the London 2012 Olympic Games.

TEAM: The AOC is proud to announce an extension of our longstanding partnership with Qantas, who have renewed their association with the Australian Olympic Team until 2016.

An image of the Australian Olympic Committee Order of Merit.

AOC: The Australian Olympic Committee has awarded six men the Order of Merit for their remarkable contributions to the Olympic Movement in Australia.

AOC: For over 20 years Doug Donoghue AM has watched over the finances of the Australian Olympic Committee and as he prepares to stand down he has been awarded life membership of the AOC as a fitting tribute to his contribution to the Olympic Movement.

Ron Harvey with Andrew Gaze at the 2012 Australian Olympic Team flagbearer announcement.

AOC: After a stellar career spanning more than half a century, Ron Harvey CVO AM, has been awarded life membership of the Australian Olympic Committee.