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Jamie Dwyer, Eddie Ockenden and Chris Ciriello of Australia and their team mates line up for the national anthems before the match between Australia and the Netherlands during day two of the Champions Trophy on December 2, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

HOCKEY: The Australian men's and women's hockey teams are back in action on home turf for the first time this year as they prepare to face Korea later this month at the Perth Hockey Stadium, WA.

Ken Wallace of Australia in action during a Mens K1 Class race during day one of the London Canoe Sprint Invitational at Eton Dorney on September 1, 2011 in Windsor, England.

CANOE/KAYAK-SPRINT: The 2013 National Canoe Sprint Championships have concluded after five days of exciting racing at the Champion Lakes Regatta Course in Perth, Western Australia.

Natalie Cook of the Australian Beach Volleyball team speaks to the media during a press conference at Olympic Park on July 22, 2012 in London, England.

AOC: Two five-time Olympians have been elected as Presidents of their State Olympic Councils on the road to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Ken Wallace of Australia in action during a Mens K1 Class race during day one of the London Canoe Sprint Invitational at Eton Dorney on September 1, 2011 in Windsor, England.

CANOE/KAYAK-SPRINT: Beijing Olympic gold medallist Ken Wallace overcame illness and windy conditions to win the blue riband K1 1000 title at the national canoe and kayak championships in Perth.

(L-R) Danielle Woodward, Nicole Livingstone and Kitty Chiller.

AOC: Women will play a key role in the running of the Olympic Movement in Australia in the future following a massive shift in the gender balance on the Executive (Board) of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC).

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

SOCHI 2014: Russia has started to stockpile hundreds of thousands of cubic metres of snow to ensure the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi is not hit by unpredictable weather conditions.

Scenic Sochi! Checking out the 2014 Olympic city during the 2013 test event.

BLOG: I have made a big step forward in my racing career since I competed at the Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria in January 2012.

LUGE: A car crash ended the London Olympics Games prospects for gymnast Ashley Cooney, but it couldn’t stop her determination to be an Olympian.

Joshua Dunkley-Smith, Joshua Booth, James Chapman and William Lockwood of Australia celebrate winning the men's Four Final during day 3 of the 2013 Samsung World Cup at Sydney International Rowing Centre on March 24, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

ROWING: Home waters proved a happy hunting ground for Australian rowers competing at the opening round of the Samsung World Cup at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith on Sunday.

Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates speaks at the Australian Olympic Committee 2012 Olympic Games team flag bearer announcement at the Stratford Westfield Southern Lounge on July 26, 2012 in London, England.

AOC: The President of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), John Coates, fully supports the new governance standards announced today by Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Chair John Wylie.