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Lauren Mitchell of Western Australia performs on the beam during the Australian National Gymnastics Championships at Hisense Arena on May 23, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.

GYMNASTICS: Having recovered from major shoulder surgery, dual Olympian and Australia's only female gymnastics world champion Lauren Mitchell will spearhead artistic squad at the Commonwealth Games.

Australia pose prior to the AFC Women's Asian Cup Final match between Japan and Australia at Thong Nhat Stadium on May 25, 2014 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Japan won 1-0.

FOOTBALL: The Australian women's football team's hopes of back-to-back continental titles have ended after going down 1-0 to Japan in the Asian Cup Final.

Richard Campbell of Australia and Ning Pan of China in action during the Men's Water Polo preliminary round match between China and Australia during day five of the 15th FINA World Championships at Piscines Bernat Picornell on July 24, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

WATER POLO: The UNSW Wests Magpies have won their first National Water Polo League crown since 2008 with an enthralling 7-5 victory over the Victorian Seals who fell just short of completing a fairytale finish to their inaugural season in the competition.

AOC President John Coates addresses the Annual General Meeting at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney on 10 May 2014.

AOC: The President of the Australian Olympic Committee, John Coates, has sent a blunt warning to his member sports to be aware of the new WADA rules concerning coaches, trainers and support personnel who are involved in doping.

Alisa Camplin reacts to Sharnita Crompton being confirmed as the bronze medal winner for the Ice Hockey Skills Challenge. Her training partner Sam Hodic and coach Andrew Reynolds are relieved.

AOC: Women are being appointed to more leadership roles by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) with three Olympians in charge of future Teams.

Ginia Rinehart accepts the AOC Order of Merit Award on behalf of her mother Ginia Rinehart from AOC President John Coates during the AOC Annual General Meeting at Museum of Contemporary Art on May 10, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC: Leading West Australian businesswoman, Gina Rinehart, has been awarded the Australian Olympic Committee’s Order of Merit for her long standing involvement and support of swimming and volleyball.

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

Kim Mickle of Western Australia has finished second in the women’s javelin at the opening meet of the prestigious IAAF Diamond League in Doha, Qatar

Harry Gordon (C) poses with AOC President John Coates (L) and Australian Olympian Herb Elliott (R) during the Launch of 'From Athens With Pride' by Harry Gordon at Museum of Contemporary Art on May 9, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC: Australian athletes and administrators have played a pivotal role in the Olympic Movement for 120 years.

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: Australian record holders Kim Mickle and Alana Boyd will join some of the world’s best athletes for Round 1 of the IAAF Diamond League in Doha this Friday.

2016 Australian Olympic Team Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller speaking at the Campaign Rio forum at Sydney Olympic Park on 30 April 2014.

AOC: In a new move, Team Leaders have been appointed to the Australian Olympic Team for the 2016 Rio Games to boost performance and enforce the culture and values of the Olympic Movement.