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Jamie Dwyer of Australia gets to the ball ahead of Richard Smith of England during the match between Australia and England on day four of the 2012 Champions Trophy at the State Netball and Hockey Centre on December 6, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

HOCKEY: No Jamie Dwyer, no problem. That was Kookaburras coach Ric Charlesworth's attitude after being forced to overlook the five-time World Player of the Year for their upcoming inaugural World League men's hockey finals campaign in India.

AOC President John Coates poses for a photo in front of the Sydney Opera House on October 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Coates last night was named Chairman of the 2020 Tokyo IOC Coordination Commission.

AOC: The President of the AOC John Coates believes performances by Australia’s Olympic athletes have “bottomed” and results will improve as we get closer to the 2016 Rio Games.

The Australian women collect the silver medal after The Dutch won the World League gold medal match 5-1.

HOCKEY: The Hockeyroos had to settle for silver at the inaugural World League tournament in Tucuman as an inspired Dutch comeback saw the Olympic champion Netherlands claim the gold medal, cancelling out Australia’s half time advantage to win 5-1.

Claire Messent of Australia celebrates scoring a goal during the penalty shoot-out against Germany and quarter-final victory, at the 2013 World League finals in Argentina, 5 December 2013.

HOCKEY: Australia’s Hockeyroos will face the Netherlands in the final of the World League tournament in Tucumán following both sides’ semi-final victories. The Dutch, the Olympic champions, progressed to the grand final at the expense of hosts Argentina, winning through on a shoot-out following a 2-2 draw.

Kellie White of Australia celebrates after scoring the teams second goal of the game during the Investec Hockey World League - Final match between England and Australia at The University of Westminster Sports Ground on June 30, 2013 in London, England.

HOCKEY: Head Coach Adam Commens says “the tournament begins now” after Australia’s women sealed a commanding 5-1 win over rivals New Zealand to set up a crunch quarter-final clash with either Germany or Korea at the World League Finals in Argentina.

The Hockeyroos celebrate a goal during the Oceania Test against New Zealand in October 2011.

HOCKEY: The Hockeyroos squad for the forthcoming World League Finals in Argentina has been announced by Hockey Australia.

Kobie McGurk retires

12 November 2013
Kobie Mcgurk during the second half of the Women's Hockey classification match for 5th and 6th place between Australia and China on Day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Riverbank Arena Hockey Centre on August 10, 2012 in London, England.

HOCKEY: Beijing and London Olympian Kobie McGurk has announced her retirement from international duties after a stellar nine-year career, spanning 185 caps for Australia.

Aussies win Oceania Cup

4 November 2013
Kieran Govers of Australia, second left, celebrates his goal with Jacob Whetton of Australia during the match between Australia and Pakistan in day three of the Champions Trophy at State Netball Hockey Centre on December 4, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

HOCKEY: Australia's male and female hockey teams have both won the Oceania Cup with tough finals victories over New Zealand.

Australians top Super 9s

21 October 2013
Australian players celebrate their victories at the 2013 Super Series in Perth.

HOCKEY: Australia's men's and women's hockey teams have finished on top after strong wins in the finals of the International Super Series in Perth.

Kobie Mcgurk during the second half of the Women's Hockey classification match for 5th and 6th place between Australia and China on Day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Riverbank Arena Hockey Centre on August 10, 2012 in London, England.

HOCKEY: Australia’s Hockeyroos went down narrowly 1-0 to World Champions Argentina in the first of three test matches in Perth on Saturday evening.