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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.

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 Carmen Marton is through to the semi finals of the Under 69kg category at the ExCel Arena.

Carmen Marton and Safwan Khalil, engaged Australian Olympic Taekwondo Team members, pose during the Athlete Farewell Appeal Dinner for the 2012 Australian Olympic Team at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre on May 16, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.

TAEKWONDO: Taekwondo player Safwan Khalil is hoping his fiance Carmen Marton can go one better than him and medal when she starts competition at the London Olympics on Friday.

TAEKWONDO: Safwan Khalil has narrowly missed a bronze medal in the under 58 kilogram division of the taekwondo competition at the ExCel Arena.

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

TAEKWONDO: After four years, Safwan Khalil has to wait no longer for his chance at Olympic glory.

TAEKWONDO: For most couples a few months out from their wedding, a visit to a change room would normally comprise trying on endless white dresses, suits, ties and shoes.

Australian Olympic Athletes (L-R) Jessicah Schipper, Cate Campbell, Henry Frayne, Craig Mottram, Natalie Cook, Sally Pearson, Justin Han, Jenna O'Hea, Bronte Campbell, Kynan Maley and Mitchell Watt model the adidas 2012 Australian Olympic Games competitor uniforms during the adidas 2012 Australian Olympic Games competitor uniform launch at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on March 28, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.

It's a long road to London and many athletes say the toughest part is getting to the start line. 410 athletes completed the gauntlet of Olympic selection and qualification in what shapes up as an exciting 2012 Australian Team. See how the Team came together.