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Boomers assistant coach Andrej Lemanis addresses his players during game one of the international friendly series between the Australian Boomers and China at Challenge Stadium on June 9, 2012 in Perth, Australia.

BASKETBALL: New Australian coach Andrej Lemanis has selected a 12-man squad featuring six rookies for Friday night's basketball clash with China at Perth Arena.

Sydney 2000 flag bearer Andrew Gaze poses outside ANZ Stadium as part of celebrations marking the 10th anniversary of the Sydney 2000 Olympics at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on September 15, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. The celebrations included appearances from Olympians & Paralympians, opening ceremony recreation and the re-lighting of the Olympic Cauldron.

BASKETBALL: Basketball Australia today congratulated Andrew Gaze AM on his induction to the FIBA Hall of Fame.

Blaze coach Brendan Joyce coaching the Wollongong Hawks against the Gold Coast Blaze on November 14, 2008 in Wollongong, Australia.

BASKETBALL: Brendan Joyce has been announced by Basketball Australia as head coach of the Australian Opals women's basketball team

David Andersen #13 boxes out Jianlian Yi #11 of China in the second half during the Men's Basketball Preliminary Round match on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Basketball Arena on August 2, 2012 in London, England.

Basketball: In a major coup for Australian basketball, the Australian men’s and women’s teams will play 24 games against China over the next four years – in Perth and China.

Boomers assistant coach Andrej Lemanis addresses his players during game one of the international friendly series between the Australian Boomers and China at Challenge Stadium on June 9, 2012 in Perth, Australia.

BASKETBALL: Andrej Lemanis has been named as the new head coach of the Australian men's basketball team.

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.

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.

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.

Head coach Carrie Graf of Australia coaches against Russia during the Women's Basketball Bronze Medal game on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 11, 2012 in London, England.

BASKETBALL: Basketball Australia has opened up recruitment for head coaching positions for both Australian National Teams – and will for the first time in more than a decade offer a full-time role to the Australian Opals Head Coach.

2020 Sports Equation

13 February 2013
IOC Executive Board Meeting Dec 2012

IOC: On 12 February, 2013, the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) agreed on the 25 sports it will propose to the 125th IOC Session for approval as the core sports for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.