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Kelly Hetherington of VIC celebrates after winning in Women 800m Open during day four of the 2013 Australian Athletics Championships at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre on April 14, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

ATHLETICS: Twenty-five outstanding athletes are officially headed to the IAAF World Championships in Moscow (RUS), with Athletics Australia Selectors today confirming the addition of 14 automatic selections to the Australian Flame team after their performances at the Qantas Australian Athletics Championships this past weekend.

Brandon Starc of NSWIS clears 2.28m at the Athletics Nationals to secure selection for the 2013 World Championships in Moscow.

ATHLETICS: The National Championships concluded on Sunday with numerous outstanding performances and emotion charged results to round-out the 2012/2013 domestic season.

Josh Ross of Victoria competes in the mens 100 metre open during the Adelaide Track Classic at Santos Stadium on February 16, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.

ATHLETICS: Coveted selection to the Australian Flame will be up for grabs at the Qantas Australian Athletics Championships in Sydney (NSW) on April 11-14.

Mitchell Watt of Australia jumps in the Men's Long Jump during the 2013 Melbourne Track Classic at Olympic Park on April 6, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.

ATHLETICS: Australian favourite Mitchell Watt (QLD) has been out-jumped by Greg Rutherford (GBR) in a repeat of the London Olympic final, at the Qantas Melbourne World Challenge.

(L-R) Bronze medalist Will Claye of the United States, gold medalist Greg Rutherford of Great Britain and silver medalist Mitchell Watt of Australia celebrate after the Men's Long Jump Final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 4, 2012 in London, England.

ATHLETICS: IAAF World Cross Country Champion Japhet Korir (KEN) and three-time World Championships medallist Wallace Spearmon (USA) are the two latest star attractions added to entry lists for the Qantas Melbourne World Challenge this Saturday 6 April.

Usain Bolt and Sally Pearson win the IAAF athletes of the year award at the IAAF World Gala on November 12, 2011 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

ATHLETICS: Sally Pearson is set to feature as part of an all-star cast including Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt when she returns to the scene of her Olympic triumph in July.

Alana Boyd competes in the womens open pole vault during the Perth Track Classic at the WA Athletics Stadium on March 16, 2013 in Perth, Australia.

ATHLETICS: Commonwealth Games pole vault champion Alana Boyd is confident she'll secure an A-qualifier for this year's world championships despite missing out at the Queensland Track Classic on Saturday.

Pearson's next hurdle

19 March 2013
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: For Olympic gold medallist Sally Pearson to achieve true greatness, she's going to need the athletics version of 'The Perfect Storm'.

Dani Samuels of NSWIS competes in the Discus during the Sydney Track Classic at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on March 9, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

ATHLETICS: Dani Samuels (NSW) has thrown yet another IAAF World Championships A-Qualifier to win the women’s discus at the Go for 2&5 Perth Track Classic, as three of her Australian Flame teammates achieved B-Qualifiers and Greg Rutherford (GBR) won the much-anticipated men’s long jump.

ASPIRE- The Australian Olympic Team Values: Attitude; Sportsmanship; Pride; Individual Responsibility; Respect; Express Yourself.

AOC: Olympic sports, the AOC and AIS need to address “culture and Team values” as they prepare athletes for the 2016 Games in Rio.