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Ian Thorpe trains during an Australian Swimming Championships training session at the South Australian Aquatic & Leisure Centre on March 14, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia.

SWIMMING: Swimming Australia President John Bertrand, on behalf of the board and the Australian swimming community, has congratulated Ian Thorpe, on his courageous interview with Sir Michael Parkinson on Network Ten last night.

Australian players form a huddle prior to the start of the International Test match between the Australian Hockeyroos and Korea at Perth Hockey Stadium on April 27, 2013 in Perth, Australia.

HOCKEY: The Australian Commonwealth Games Association has announced the Australian men’s and women’s hockey teams nominated by Hockey Australia for the Commonwealth Games, which begin next month in Glasgow. Both teams are looking to defend the titles won four years ago.

Jeremy Hawyard (left) and Mark Knowles (right) lift the World Cup after defeating the Netherlands 6-1 in The Hague.

HOCKEY: Australia’s men’s hockey team has been crowned world champions once again after an emphatic 6-1 win over World Cup hosts and Olympic silver medallists, the Netherlands.

The Australian Women's Hockey Team celebrate their silver medal at the 2014 World Cup at Hague, Netherlands 14 June 2014.

HOCKEY: The Australian Women's Hockey Team have won the silver medal at the World Cup on Saturday, going down 2-0 to the host nation, the Netherlands.

The Hockeyroos react to winning the semi final shoot-out over the USA in the 2014 World Cup Semi Final.

HOCKEY: The Australian women's hockey team has made it into the World Cup final and will face Olympic Champions, the Netherlands.

Ben Madgen (C) of Australia drives to the basket against Guo Ailun of China during the 2014 Sino-Australia Men's International Basketball Challenge match between the Australian Boomers and China at Liyang City Stadium on June 8, 2014 in Changzhou, China.

BASKETBALL: The Australian men’s basketball team have drawn their home and away series with China 2-2.

Kimberley Mickle of Australia competes in the Women's Javelin final during Day Nine of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships at Luzhniki Stadium on August 18, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. Mickle won the silver and her teammate Kathryn Mitchell was fifth.

ATHLETICS: The IAAF World Championships silver medallist Kim Mickle has placed third in the women’s javelin at Round 4 of the IAAF Diamond League in Rome.

Kim Mickle competes in the Women's Javelin during the IAAF Melbourne World Challenge at Olympic Park on March 22, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.

ATHLETICS: Sally Pearson will square off against the woman who succeeded her as world champion and Kim Mickle takes on the Olympic javelin champion in Rome

Mark Worthington of Australia attempts a lay up against Zhonghao Xu of China during the match between at Challenge Stadium on May 29, 2014 in Perth, Australia.

BASKETBALL: Australia's men dominated China in an eventful 85-64 win in the second game of their four-match basketball series in Perth on Saturday night.

Xiaoxu Li of China goes to the basket against Tom Jervis of Australia during the 2014 Sino-Australia Challenge match on May 29, 2014 in Perth, Australia.

BASKETBALL: The Australian men's team have started their series with China on a winning note, with the debutants inspiring a rousing 97-95 come-from-behind overtime victory a