AOC News Feed Official website of the Australian Olympic Committee and Australian Olympic Teams; with vision, latest news, images, every Australian Olympic result and historical vignettes. Water polo men start 2015 international campaign WATER POLO: The Aussie men kick off their 2015 overseas campaign Tuesday when they take on Brazil in the opening round of the World League Intercontinental tournament Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:19:00 GMT Strong start to qualifying from Aussie football men FOOTBALL: The Australian men's under-23 team have got their Rio 2016 qualifying campaign off to a strong start and are two steps closer to the AFC U-23 Championships, which will be the final qualifier for Rio 2016. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:56:00 GMT Aussies take the plate in Hong Kong The men's Aussie Sevens team has extended its advantage over England to six points after it finished fifth in Hong Kong. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:40:00 GMT Victoria dominate interstate regatta ROWING: The State of Victoria had a bumper day winning the King’s Cup and the Queen’s Cup at the Interstate Rowing Regatta at Penrith. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:35:00 GMT Makeshift pairing snatch gold in Perth Becchara Palmer and Mariafe Artacho del Solar have pulled off a stunning upset by winning the National Grand Slam event. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:33:00 GMT Moffatt and Bailie climb into top 10 in Auckland TRIATHLON: Two-time Olympian Emma Moffatt and young West Australian Ryan Bailie have produced encouraging top ten finishes in the World Triathlon Series race in Auckland. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:29:00 GMT Riseley creates history Six more athletes, including Olympic champion Sally Pearson, have confirmed their selection to the Australian Team bound for Beijing 2015. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:26:00 GMT Australia’s elite triathlete’s set sail for Auckland Commonwealth Games trio Dan Wilson, Ryan Bailie and Aaron Royle will return to Auckland for round two of the World Triathlon Series. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 06:30:00 GMT Scott trains with the best in China Commonwealth Games boxer Kaye Scott trains with the world’s best at the International Boxing Association Training camp. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:28:00 GMT Family affair for Coles Australian Laura Coles aims for a quota place for Rio 2016 at the ISSF World Cup. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:52:00 GMT Calling all young designers! IOC launches medal design competition for Lillehammer 2016 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:29:00 GMT Willett scares Olympians with junior world record SHOOTING: Junior Double Trap athlete James Willett who is only 19 has set a Junior World Record in qualifying with 142/150 targets at his first ever International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Al Ain, UAE, overnight. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 06:18:00 GMT Celebrating 500 days until Rio Australian Olympic Team 2016 Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller and Australian Rubgy7s women Emilee Cherry, Sharni Williams and Shannon Parry celebrate 500 days until Rio 2016. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 06:08:00 GMT Vibrant Games only 500 days away and not a day to waste RIO 2016: The first Olympic Games in South America are now only 500 days away and the prospect of representing Australia in Rio de Janeiro is what drives athletes all around the country every day. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:08:00 GMT Slater and Gordon join Australian Olympic Team AOT: Leading Australian consumer law firm Slater and Gordon has been announced as the Official Law Firm of the Australian Olympic Team during an event in Sydney. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 04:49:00 GMT Pullin finishes season ranked second Two-time World Champion Alex “Chumpy” Pullin finished third in the men’s final in Spain to finish the season ranked second overall. Sun, 22 Mar 2015 22:06:00 GMT Electric eight qualify for Beijing 2015 Commonwealth Games finalist Jeff Riseley headlined a contingent of eight Australians who qualified for Beijing 2015 at the IAAF Melbourne World Challenge. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 22:28:00 GMT Wilkin set for Sevens World Series Bow in Hong Kong Former Queensland Reds Elite Development flanker Brad Wilkin is set for his World Series debut after being named in Men's Sevens squad for the Hong Kong tournament. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:16:00 GMT IOC plans to retest Beijing doping samples The IOC plans to retest hundreds of doping samples in a bid to catch any drug cheats. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:08:00 GMT Gold medallist Brennan unable to row on ROWING: Triple Olympian and Beijing 2008 gold medallist Scott Brennan has formally announced his retirement from rowing. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 06:36:00 GMT New and old Kookaburras striving for Olympic gold HOCKEY: Debutants and veteran members of the Australian Men’s Hockey team, the Kookaburras, have their eyes firmly set on gold at the end of their Road to Rio. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 02:13:00 GMT Aussie match up at Indian Wells The great run of the Aussie contingent has continued at Indian Wells, with Bernard Tomic surprising eighth seed David Ferrer. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:27:00 GMT Crumpler to design luggage for 2016 Australian Olympic Team AOC: Iconic Australian bag brand Crumpler has been announced as the Official Supplier of luggage to the 2016 Australian Olympic Team. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 00:42:00 GMT Dolphins Swim Team re-launched Swimming Australia has re-launched the Dolphins brand for Australian Swim Team. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT Women's Sevens finish fifth in Atlanta Sevens Women's Head Coach Tim Walsh has challenged his charges to recover from the disappointment of a fifth place finish at the Atlanta Sevens. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 01:27:00 GMT Patterson equals own high jump record Eleanor Patterson equalled her own national under 20 high jump record to win gold at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:19:00 GMT Pullin wins gold Two-time World Champion Alex “Chumpy” Pullin has won the second of the World Cup events in Switzerland. Sun, 15 Mar 2015 20:06:00 GMT Wallace and Tame cause K2 200 upset Ken Wallace and Lachlan Tame have won gold and national selection in the K2 200 final at the National canoe sprint Championships in Penrith. Sun, 15 Mar 2015 11:29:00 GMT Synchro medal highlight on opening weekend Australia’s 3-metre synchro team Maddison Keeney score silver at the Diving World Series in China. Sun, 15 Mar 2015 03:53:00 GMT Undefeated Aussies to meet hosts in Atlanta QF Sun, 15 Mar 2015 00:50:00 GMT