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Some of the highlights of 2013.

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Carmen Marton wins gold at the 2013 World Championships in Puebla, Mexico.

TAEKWONDO: Two-time Olympian Carmen Marton has made history, become the first Australian to win a World Championships in Taekwondo.

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.

Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates speaks at the Australian Olympic Committee 2012 Olympic Games team flag bearer announcement at the Stratford Westfield Southern Lounge on July 26, 2012 in London, England.

I congratulate the Australian Crime Commission and the Federal Government for the stance they have taken because as far as cheating in sport goes the “gloves are now off”, we now have the powers to properly investigate doping and match fixing.

Carmen Marton celebrates beating Sousan Hajipourgoli of Iran during the Women's -67kg Taekwondo Preliminary Round on Day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 10, 2012 in London, England.

Australia’s London 2012 taekwondo team of Carmen Marton and Safwan Khalil have returned to elite competition in resounding fashion, with the husband-and-wife-to-be both qualifying for the Taekwondo World Championships.

Taekwondo wrap up

11 August 2012
Carmen Marton and Safwan Khalil, Australia's two 2012 Olympic taekwondo representatives.

TAEKWONDO: The Australian taekwondo team of Carmen Marton and Safwan Khalil can be well satisfied with their performances at the Olympic Games, despite the disappointment of narrowly missing medals.

Carmen Marton of Australia competes against Sousan Hajipourgoli of Iran during the Women's -67kg Taekwondo Preliminary Round on Day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

TAEKWONDO: Australia’s female taekwondo athlete Carmen Marton had the chance to fight for bronze in the -67kg event after watching her fiancé Safwan Khalil finish fourth in the men’s event.

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