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YOG tickets go on sale Only 114 days out from the second summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) taking place in Nanjing, China, tickets have gone on sale. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/yog-tickets-go-on-sale Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:47:00 GMT Patrick Murphy to make a splash at the Youth Olympic Games Two-time Olympic swimmer Patrick Murphy has been appointed an Athlete Role Model (ARM) for the upcoming Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in August 2014. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/patrick-murphy-to-make-a-splash-at-the-youth-olympic-games Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:32:00 GMT Fox sisters paddling up a storm CANOE-SLALOM: There's another teen Fox set to take the whitewater kayak world by storm. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/fox-sisters-paddling-up-a-storm Tue, 22 Apr 2014 06:15:00 GMT Moffatt and Jackson to lead debutants to Glasgow TRIATHLON: Olympians Emma Moffatt and Emma Jackson and a new breed of men will spearhead a six-strong triathlon team for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/moffatt-and-jackson-to-lead-debutants-to-glasgow Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:23:00 GMT Australia secures YOG spot in Fencing FENCING: A Victorian teenager has returned from the recent Junior Fencing Championships as the likely Australian contender to compete at the Youth Olympic Games. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/australia-secures-yog-spot-in-fencing Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:19:00 GMT Young gun Adams fourth in World Cup Skeet shooter Paul Adams has finished fourth in his first ever World Cup final aged just 21. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/young-gun-adams-fourth-in-world-cup Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:33:00 GMT Upsets in Commonwealth Games boxing trials BOXING: Queensland boxer Joseph Goodall caused a stunning upset at the Commonwealth Games trials in Perth on Saturday night, beating the highly-rated Willis Meehan for the super heavyweight gold medal. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/upsets-in-commonwealth-games-boxing-trials Mon, 14 Apr 2014 03:56:00 GMT Three trap shooting World Cup medals SHOOTING: Australian shot gun shooters have won a gold, silver and bronze medal at the first World Cup of the season in Tuscon, USA. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/three-trap-shooting-world-cup-medals Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:46:00 GMT Bogut 50-50 for basketball's World Cup BASKETBALL: Andrew Bogut rates himself a 50-50 chance of leading Australia at the basketball World Cup in Spain later this year. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/bogut-50-50-for-basketball-s-world-cup Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:52:00 GMT IOC welcomes end to Saudi sports ban IOC: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has urged the Saudi government to push forward with moves to lift a ban on sports in girls' state schools. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/ioc-welcomes-end-to-saudi-sports-ban Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:37:00 GMT Hooker calls an end to stellar career ATHLETICS: Australia’s greatest ever pole vaulter Steve Hooker has called time on his outstanding athletics career. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/hooker-calls-an-end-to-stellar-career Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:35:00 GMT Dani and Greg hang up the skates FIGURE SKATING: Like they say, all good things come to an end and as the 2013/14 season draws to a close so too does our 12 year competitive career for Australia. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/dani-and-greg-hang-up-the-skates Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:35:00 GMT Interstate duo proves a winning combination BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Young beach spikers from 18 countries have tested their mettle in the 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Continental Beach Volleyball Qualification Tournament in Thailand. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/interstate-duo-proves-a-winning-combination Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:36:00 GMT 45 track and field athletes named for Glasgow ATHLETICS: The Australian Commonwealth Games Association has today confirmed a talented 45 athletes to the Australian team bound for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (SCO). http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/45-track-and-field-athletes-named-for-glasgow Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:07:00 GMT Rice retires from swimming SWIMMING - Triple Olympic champion Stephanie Rice has officially announced her retirement from competitive swimming. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/rice-retires-from-swimming Wed, 09 Apr 2014 03:44:00 GMT ‘Unlucky’ Thorpe in hospital with serious infection SWIMMING: Ian Thorpe's manager says Australia’s greatest Olympian was unlucky to have contracted a serious infection that's laid him up in hospital. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/unlucky-thorpe-in-hospital-with-serious-infection Tue, 08 Apr 2014 23:10:00 GMT Triathlon breakthrough for Aussie men It was a breakthrough day for Australian men’s triathlon in Auckland on Sunday when Aaron Royle claimed his first ITU World Triathlon Series podium http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/triathlon-breakthrough-for-aussie-men Mon, 07 Apr 2014 01:24:00 GMT Pearson ready for double as Samuels smashes PB ATHLETICS: Sally Pearson can't wait to step out of her comfort zone and take on many of the world's fastest women when she doubles up at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in the 100 metre hurdles and 100m sprint. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/pearson-ready-for-double-as-samuels-smashes-pb Sun, 06 Apr 2014 23:46:00 GMT Aussies second in China RUGBY SEVENS: A brave effort from the Australian Women's Sevens team in the Cup Final of the Guangzhou Sevens was not enough to see them slip to a 26-12 defeat to New Zealand in the pouring rain in China. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/aussies-second-in-china Sun, 06 Apr 2014 23:43:00 GMT Burton rides a wave of gold SAILING: World No.1 sailor Tom Burton is fast emerging as London Olympics hero Tom Slingsby's natural successor after a brilliant come-from-behind win at the latest ISAF World Cup regatta. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/burton-rides-a-wave-of-gold Sun, 06 Apr 2014 16:06:00 GMT Australian Swim Trials: As it happened SWIMMING: Updates from the Australian Swimming Championships in Brisbane which also acted as selection trials for the 2014 Pan Pacs and Commonwealth Games. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/australian-swim-trials-as-it-happened Sun, 06 Apr 2014 11:04:00 GMT Australian Swim Team set for Glasgow glow SWIMMING: The Australian Swim Team for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has been announced, tonight following a week of world class action at the Australian Swimming Championships in Brisbane. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/australian-swim-team-set-for-glasgow-glow Sun, 06 Apr 2014 11:02:00 GMT Solomon superb in windy conditions Olympic finalist Steve Solomon asserted his supremacy in the 400m, winning in an impressive time of 45.38 in his first outdoor race of the year in Melbourne on Saturday. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/solomon-superb-in-windy-conditions Sun, 06 Apr 2014 00:38:00 GMT Farrow focused on gold and goodwill SKELETON: As the sun set on the Sochi Games, there were two things on John Farrow’s mind – winning gold in four years’ time and helping others along the way. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/farrow-focused-on-gold-and-goodwill Wed, 02 Apr 2014 01:51:00 GMT Australians appointed to key IOC posts AOC: The President of the Australian Olympic Committee and IOC Vice President, John Coates, will head-up two key Commissions on the IOC. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/australians-appointed-to-key-ioc-posts Wed, 02 Apr 2014 01:49:00 GMT Home-town heroes deliver A-Qualifiers ATHLETICS: Benn Harradine (Qld), Alana Boyd (Qld) and Sally Pearson (Qld) have entertained their home crowd by achieving Commonwealth Games A-Qualifiers at the Queensland Track Classic. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/home-town-heroes-deliver-a-qualifiers Sun, 30 Mar 2014 22:12:00 GMT Aussies finish 4th at Hong Kong 7s RUGBY SEVENS: The Australian Men’s Sevens team recorded their second best placing of the 2013/14 Sevens World Series season after finishing fourth at a packed-out Hong Kong Stadium on Sunday night. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/aussies-finish-4th-at-hong-kong-7s Sun, 30 Mar 2014 22:03:00 GMT Canoeing Nationals conclude CANOE/KAYAK - SPRINT: A wrap up of all the results from racing at the National Sprint Championships in Adelaide. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/canoeing-nationals-conclude Sun, 30 Mar 2014 21:49:00 GMT Australia tops the table after first round of World Rowing Cup ROWING: Updates from the 2014 Sydney International Rowing Regatta (SIRR) in Penrith. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/australia-tops-the-table-after-first-round-of-world-rowing-cup Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:03:00 GMT Figure Skating Worlds wrap up FIGURE SKATING: Just weeks after their Sochi Olympic campaigns, Danielle O'Brien, Greg Merriman and Brooklee Han have taken to the ice again at last week's Figure Skating World Championships in Saitama, Japan. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/figure-skating-worlds-wrap-up Sun, 30 Mar 2014 07:03:00 GMT