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Fabrice Lapierre of Australia competes in the men's long jump final at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium during day six of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games on October 9, 2010 in Delhi, India.

ATHLETICS: Long jumper Fabrice Lapierre has booked his spot on the Australian team for the world championships in Moscow in August.

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.

The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Jacques Rogge with former Ukrainian pole vaulter Sergey Bubka in the Athletes rest area during his walk-about before the official opening of the Village on July 23, 2012 in Stratford, east London.

IOC: Legendary pole vaulter Sergei Bubka announced on Tuesday his candidacy to succeed Jacques Rogge as president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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.

Jessica Trengove competes during the Women's Marathon on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 5, 2012 in London, England.

ATHLETICS: More Australians than ever will battle it out in the marathon at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow (RUS) after Athletics Australia today confirmed the selection of an additional six charges to compete in one of the toughest events in sport.

Genevieve LaCaze of Australia poses during an Athletics Australia Olympic Media Day at Tonbridge Training Camp, 2012 in Tonbridge, England.

ATHLETICS: Queenslander Genevieve Lacaze will compete in the women’s 3000m steeplechase at the IAAF World Championships after running 9:37.62, an IAAF World Championships A-Qualifier, to win at the Ponce Grand Prix in Ponce (PUR) yesterday.

Sally Pearson of Australia poses next to the timing screen after setting a new Olympic record of 12.35 in the Women's 100m Hurdles Final on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 7, 2012 in London, England.

ATHLETICS: Reigning world and Olympic 100m hurdles champion Sally Pearson is unlikely to race again until July after re-injuring her hamstring.

Benn Harradine competes in the Men's Discus Throw Final on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 7, 2012 in London, England.

ATHLETICS: Queenslander Benn Harradine has announced his return competitive athletics in unbelievable fashion by smashing his own Oceania and Australian record in the men’s discus throw.

Ben St Lawrence runs in the 2010 Zatopek Men's 10,000m in Melbourne, Australia.

ATHLETICS: Ben St Lawrence has produced a magnificent victory in the men’s 10,000m at the Payton Jordan Invitational to ensure his selection for the IAAF World Championships.

Svetlana Radkevich of Belarus competes with Sophie Muir of Australia during the women's speed skating 500 m on day five of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Richmond Olympic Oval on February 16, 2010.

FUNDING: Australian national sporting organisations have today learnt their funding allocations from the Australian Government for 2013-14 with Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Chair John Wylie AM announcing the breakdown in almost $120 million in government investment.