RIO 2016: Leading into the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, there has never been a stronger alliance between the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).
RIO 2016: Australian Olympic Team Chef de Mission, Kitty Chiller has used the two-years-to Rio countdown to name the next crop of Team Leaders for the 2016 Olympic Games, headlined by golfing great and 1991 winner of The Open, Ian Baker-Finch.
The following is a report card on each Olympic sport from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland after the 10 days of competition, courtesy of AAP.
RUGBY: The three-month search for a new national Rugby Sevens coach is over with Welshman Geraint John announced as Michael O'Connor's replacement.
RUGBY: The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens pair of Emilee Cherry and Charlotte Caslick have been shortlisted for the prestigious IRB Women’s Sevens Player of the Year award.
AOC: Australian athletes and administrators have played a pivotal role in the Olympic Movement for 120 years.
RUGBY SEVENS: The Australian Men’s Sevens team slipped to defeats against a powerful New Zealand outfit and an inspired England side on Day Two to finish their Glasgow Sevens campaign in joint-seventh place at Scotstoun Stadium.
RUGBY SEVENS: A brave effort from the Australian Women's Sevens team in the Cup Final of the Guangzhou Sevens was not enough to see them slip to a 26-12 defeat to New Zealand in the pouring rain in China.
RUGBY SEVENS: The Australian Men’s Sevens team recorded their second best placing of the 2013/14 Sevens World Series season after finishing fourth at a packed-out Hong Kong Stadium on Sunday night.
RUGBY SEVENS: Stand-in skipper Con Foley praised his side as the Australia Men’s Sevens team bounced back from earlier defeat to New Zealand to claim the Plate trophy in the sixth leg of the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series in Tokyo.