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Seen Lee competes in the Women's 63kg Weightlifting final on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on July 31, 2012 in London, England.

WEIGHTLIFTING: The Australian weightlifters competing at the Oceania Championships had impressive competitions, especially from the strong women's team which included Olympians Seen Lee and Deborah Acason.

Harry Gordon (C) poses with AOC President John Coates (L) and Australian Olympian Herb Elliott (R) during the Launch of 'From Athens With Pride' by Harry Gordon at Museum of Contemporary Art on May 9, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

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Wu rises to the occasion

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Joshua Wu celebrates his AYOF weightlifting bronze medal with his diving dual Olympian sister Melissa in Sydney on 17 January 2013.

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2020 Sports Equation

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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.

Australia celebrates winning the Women's Hockey Final between Australia and China at Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre on January 20, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

Across all of the 17 sports at the 2013 AYOF the standard of competition was outstanding and future Olympians where in action across Sydney. Check out how all the competitions unfolded in the sport by sport wrap.

Madeline Groves of Australia competes in the Women's 200m butterfly final during day two of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on January 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

As the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) finishes up here in Sydney, the junior athletes could not have got a better experience on the road to Rio 2016.

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