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Sports world reacts to 'Yes' vote win

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Australian sport stars and organisations have shared their elation at the results of the postal plebiscite to legalise same-sex marriage. 

The Australia Bureau of Statistics announced Wednesday morning that 61.6 per cent of the nation supported the change, defeating the 38.4 per cent that voted 'No'.

"The Australia people have had their say and they have voted overwhelmingly yes for marriage equality," Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said.

Following the news, athletes from Australia and even abroad took to social media to celebrate.

The AFL and FFA, two sporting bodies that were vocal in backing the 'Yes' campaign for marriage equality, were also quick to show their support. 

Pictures: Countries that have legalised same-sex marriage

With Australians getting their say on whether same-sex marriage should be legal via a postal survey, we take a look at the countries around the world where it is legal for all couples to get married. Countries that have legalised same-sex marriage

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