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Lucas Neill of Australia is congratulated by team mates after scoring his first goal in 91 international matches during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between the Australian Socceroos and Jordan at Etihad Stadium on June 11, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.

FOOTBALL: The Socceroos produced the most commanding performance of their World Cup qualifying campaign to smash Jordan 4-0 in Melbourne last night and take a huge step towards securing a spot at next year's finals in Brazil.

Boomers assistant coach Andrej Lemanis addresses his players during game one of the international friendly series between the Australian Boomers and China at Challenge Stadium on June 9, 2012 in Perth, Australia.

BASKETBALL: New Australian coach Andrej Lemanis has selected a 12-man squad featuring six rookies for Friday night's basketball clash with China at Perth Arena.

Jared Tallent wins silver in the men's 50km race walk

ATHLETICS: Olympians Jared Tallent, Kim Mickle and Julian Wruck have had impressive performances around the world over the weekend to rank them among the 2013 world's best in race walking, javelin and discus respectively.

Sochi medals unveiled

31 May 2013
The unveiled Sochi 2014 Olympic Gold Medal is displayed during an IOC executive board meeting at the SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg, on May 30, 2013. The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics organisers unveiled today the medals for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

SOCHI 2014: The presentation of the Olympic and Paralympic medals, which will be awarded at the Sochi 2014 Winter Games, took place in St. Petersburg today during the 11th "SportAccord" Annual International Sports Convention.

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.

Kimberley Mickle of Western Australia competes in the Women Javelin Throw Open during the Adelaide Track Classic at Santos Stadium on February 16, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.

ATHLETICS: Australian thrower Kim Mickle has recorded a season’s best of 63.93m in the women’s javelin to come third in a strong field at the IAAF Diamond League meet in New York overnight and in the process record her third world championship A-Qualifier.

Will Ryan, Mathew Belcher and Victor Kovalenko after winning gold in the 470 men in Holland, 25 May 2013

SAILING: Australian sailors have won a gold and silver medal on the final day of racing in Medemblik, Holland, with 470 sailor Mathew Belcher extending his winning run to 15 straight events.

Georgia Nanscawen passes the ball during the Australia v Netherlands friendly match at Riverbank Arena on July 22, 2012 in London, England.

HOCKEY: The Hockeyroos will welcome back a number of familiar faces as they head to Europe for next month’s Investec Hockey World League in London with the aim of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup. The 20 athlete squad strikes a strong balance of experience and youth with seven athletes also eligible for the U21s and July’s Junior World Cup.

(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.