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Australian hockey star Jamie Dwyer.

HOCKEY: Match reports from the 2013 FIH Hockey World League semi-final 1 held in Rotterdam, Netherlands from June 13-23. Australia, Belgium, France, India, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand and Spain are vying to finish in the top three to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in The Hague.

Georgia Nanscawen passes the ball during the Australia v Netherlands friendly match at Riverbank Arena on July 22, 2012 in London, England.

HOCKEY: The Hockeyroos will welcome back a number of familiar faces as they head to Europe for next month’s Investec Hockey World League in London with the aim of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup. The 20 athlete squad strikes a strong balance of experience and youth with seven athletes also eligible for the U21s and July’s Junior World Cup.

Kieran Govers during the Men's Hockey bronze medal match on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Hockey Centre on August 11, 2012 in London, England.

HOCKEY: A dominant Kookaburras performance was rewarded with four quickfire goals in ten second half minutes as Australia’s men emerged as 4-1 victors over Korea in the fourth and final test in Perth. The result also sealed a series win for the Kookaburras who won twice and drew twice.

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.

Jamie Dwyer, Eddie Ockenden and Chris Ciriello of Australia and their team mates line up for the national anthems before the match between Australia and the Netherlands during day two of the Champions Trophy on December 2, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

HOCKEY: The Australian men's and women's hockey teams are back in action on home turf for the first time this year as they prepare to face Korea later this month at the Perth Hockey Stadium, WA.

Australia claims their seventh Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia on 17 March, 2013.

HOCKEY: Australia left it until the dying seconds of the final to claim their seventh Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia, with Trent Mitton hitting the backboard with just four seconds left on the clock.

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.

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.

Georgia Nanscawen passes the ball during the Australia v Netherlands friendly match at Riverbank Arena on July 22, 2012 in London, England.

HOCKEY: World number 4 England defeated world number 6, the Hockeyroos in the bronze medal match at Harteyvale Stadium today in Cape Town.