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Steve Hooker hugs BK after winning gold in the pole vault at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Steve Hooker would love to have been the man to finally consign one of pole vault supremo Sergey Bubka's world records to the history books.

(L-R) Guzel Khubbieva of Uzbekistan, Melissa Breen of Australia and Debbie Ferguson-Mckenzie of the Bahamas compete in the Women's 100m Round 1 Heats on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 3, 2012 in London, England.

Melissa Breen of the ACT is the new Australian 100m record holder

Olympic star Jared Tallent was sensationally disqualified from the national 20km race walk with the title almost in his grasp.

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: Javelin thrower Kim Mickle has been rewarded for a stellar 2013 campaign, edging out Sally Pearson to claim the Australian female athlete of the year award.

Marjorie Jackson, on the podium after winning gold in the 100m at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games.

ATHLETICS: Marjorie Jackson, the first Australian female ever to set an athletics world record, will join her equally impressive compatriot Betty Cuthbert in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Hall of Fame.

Sally Pearson celebrates after winning the gold medal 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.

Olympic hurdles champion Sally Pearson is enjoying a 'fresh approach' with her new coach following the shock decision to part with Sharon Hannan.

Vale: Albie Thomas

28 October 2013
One of Australia's greatest distance runners Albie Thomas broke world records, competed at three Olympic Games, was a dual Commonwealth Games medallist and after his career he coached and worked tireless for his athletics club.

ATHLETICS: After a year long illness Albie Thomas died on the morning of Sunday October 27, 2013 and the athletics’ world lost one of its greats.

Sally Pearson of Australia hugs Sharon Hannan after her victory in the women's 100 metres hurdles final during day eight of 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships at Daegu Stadium on September 3, 2011 in Daegu, South Korea.

ATHLETICS: Olympic 100m hurdles champion Sally Pearson has ended one of the most successful partnerships in Australian sport, parting ways with coach Sharon Hannan.

The late Basil Dickinson competes in the triple jump at the Berlin 1936 Games and attending the Kapyla Club reunion at Sydney Rowing Club in 2009.

Australia's oldest surviving Olympian, Basil Dickinson, a track and field athlete from the 1936 Berlin Games has passed away at the age of 98.

President of the IOC Jacques Rogge presents the Olympic Order to Kevan Gosper during the 125th IOC Session on September 10, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

AOC: Australia’s most senior member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Kevan Gosper has been awarded the Olympic Order in silver.