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. Gold in the 470 Men and 49er classes at Kiel Week Australia’s sailors have won the 470 Men and 49er classes at Kiel Week. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 01:03:00 GMT Barty falls to Kvitova in Birmingham final before winning doubles Ash Barty’s brilliant week in Birmingham came to an end on Sunday with a three-set loss to Petra Kvitova in a high-quality final. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:23:00 GMT Quality field drawn to Gold Coast for Oceania Boxing Championships Australia’s best male boxers will today begin their campaign to qualify for this year’s World Championships, when they take on the best athletes from the region in the Oceania Boxing titles on the Gold Coast. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:01:00 GMT Hockeyroos win final pool match 4 - 1 v Spain The Hockeyroos won their final pool game against Spain at the World League Semi-Finals in Brussels, Belgium. Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:10:00 GMT Women's Aussie 7s finish second in World Series The Australian Women’s Sevens team has claimed the Clermont Ferrand silver medal and finished the 2016/17 HSBC Sevens World Series in second position Sun, 25 Jun 2017 22:49:00 GMT Home crowd lift Australia to World League bronze A big home crowd has helped lift Australia to the bronze medal at the FIVB World League Group Two finals on the Gold Coast, beating Netherlands 3-0 on Sunday. Sun, 25 Jun 2017 07:33:00 GMT Undefeated women's 7s through to Quarter Finals in France The Australian Women’s Sevens team has steamrolled through to the Quarter Finals of the final leg of the HSBC Women’s Sevens World Series in Clermont Ferrand, France, with convincing wins over Spain (41-0), Fiji (35-5) and France (20-17) Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:49:00 GMT Fox back to her best with quality World Cup win It took Jessica Fox less than one week to remind everyone just how good she is, the two-time Olympic medallist demolishing the field to win gold in the C1 at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Augsburg on Saturday. Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:41:00 GMT New Zealand defeat Aussies 2 - 0 The Hockeyroos took on the Black Sticks in a trans-Tasman rivalry match at the World League Semi-Finals in Brussels, Belgium. It was the Black Sticks day, with New Zealand taking out the game 2 – 0 Australia. Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:53:00 GMT Olympic Day 2017 See how Australian Olympians and National Federations celebrated international Olympic Day on June 23. Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:42:00 GMT Australian Indigenous Olympians recognised for Olympic Day The spirit of the Olympic movement was alive and well today, as the Australian Olympic Committee hosted a ‘Reception for Indigenous Olympic Athlete Recognition’ at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence. Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:35:00 GMT Bach heads to White House IOC President Thomas Bach visits the White House on Thursday to meet for the first time with U.S. President Donald Trump. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:28:00 GMT Aussie sailors head to Kiel Week As the Australian Sailing team turns its focus towards preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, our sailors will be competing at the Kiel Week regatta in Germany this week. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:28:00 GMT Marotta fences into top 16 at Asian Champs Three top-20 performances have highlighted a strong Asian Championships for the Australian Fencing Team who have just returned home from Hong Kong. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:22:00 GMT Hockeyroos win World League Semi-Finals opener The Hockeyroos World League Semi-Final campaign began today with the Australian’s defeating Malaysia 3 – 0 in their first game, thanks to a double from Madi Fitzpatrick and a goal from Georgie Morgan. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:57:00 GMT Scott steadily building towards PyeongChang push Speeding down a hill in excess of 100 km/ph is certainly not for the faint-hearted. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:47:00 GMT World class action at Australian Badminton Open The 2017 Australian Badminton Open program unfolded today at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre, with a jam-packed day of action featuring a host of Olympic champions and top ranked players all looking for wins Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:14:00 GMT Australia prepares for Olympic Day 2017 The Australian Olympic Committee is ready to celebrate International Olympic Day on Friday June 23 with numerous great Olympians rallying behind this significant day on the Olympic calendar. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 02:35:00 GMT Australia fall agonisingly short of 3x3 World Cup Quarter-finals Australia have completed the pool stage of the 3x3 World Cup but fallen just short of a Quarter-Final berth after a defeat of Japan was followed by an overtime loss to the Netherlands on day 2 competition. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:38:00 GMT Top-shelf line-up confirmed for Gold Coast World League finals The final four to contest this weekend’s FIVB World League Group Two finals on the Gold Coast have been announced, with the current Asian Champions, European silver medallists and a former Olympic gold medallist taking on the Volleyroos. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:08:00 GMT Men’s World League Semi-Final team announced The national men’s hockey team that will travel to Johannesburg, South Africa to take part in the World League Semi-Final has been announced. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 04:15:00 GMT Tallent heads to London as Griffith impresses Rachel Tallent has been added to Team Australia for the IAAF World Championships, as Georgia Griffith continued her rapid rise in the women’s 1500m on a big weekend of athletics. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 04:09:00 GMT Men's volleyball head to Gold Coast finals with confidence The Australian men’s volleyball team will head into next weekend’s FIVB World League Group Two finals on the Gold Coast full of confidence after finishing their preliminary campaign with a 3-1 win over Turkey in China on Sunday. Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:43:00 GMT Troubled waters for Aussies at Prague World Cup Jessica Fox has described her feelings of anger and frustration as her chances of a medal at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup slipped away for a second day in Prague overnight. Sun, 18 Jun 2017 22:56:00 GMT Women’s and Men’s Fours take gold at World Rowing Cup Australia finished its first World Rowing Cup event of 2017 with a total of five medals including two golds from the Women’s and Men’s Fours. Sun, 18 Jun 2017 22:36:00 GMT Aussie volleyballers continue strong form against Japan The Australian men’s volleyball team has scrapped their way to a fourth consecutive FIVB World League win, beating Asian rivals Japan 3-2 in Kunshing, China. Sat, 17 Jun 2017 02:41:00 GMT Pierre de Coubertin award turns 25! For 25 years, the Australian Olympic Committee has awarded outstanding secondary students with the Pierre de Coubertin award, an accolade that acknowledges displays of the Olympic ideals - fair play and sportsmanship. Fri, 16 Jun 2017 05:23:00 GMT Aussie 7s looking to finish World Series on a winning note The Australian Women’s Sevens squad for the last leg of the HSBC Women’s Sevens World Series in Clermont Ferrand, France has been named with Head Coach Tim Walsh announcing a full-strength side for the tournament. Fri, 16 Jun 2017 05:08:00 GMT Shkara shifts down and shapes up With the experience of the Rio 2016 Games under his belt and a drop in weight divisions Hayder Shkara looks set for his best World Championships to date. Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:49:00 GMT 6 things you didn't know about Rohan Chapman-Davies Rohan Chapman-Davies represented Australia in his first international moguls event in 2008 as a 16-year-old. Now, almost 10 years later and ranked in the top 30 in the world, the skier from Mosman, NSW is looking to make his Olympic debut in 2018. Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:10:00 GMT