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. Skateboarding unites in Olympic push Australia’s brightest skateboarding prospects are gathering in Melbourne for a historic launch of the ‘Skateboard 2020 Commission’ as the sport begins preparing for its Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:27:00 GMT Aussie men set for 2018 Asian Handball Championships 2018 begins with an important event for Australian handball, as the men’s national team prepare to make their debut at the Asian Men’s Championship in January. Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:14:00 GMT Pearson and Wright nominated for Laureus World Sport Award Australian track star Sally Pearson has been nominated for a prestigious Laureus World Sport Award following her emotional gold medal win at the World Championships last year. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:56:00 GMT Lausanne 2020 only two years away The countdown to the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games has hit two years to go today. Tue, 09 Jan 2018 23:41:00 GMT Kyrgios wins Brisbane International Nick Kyrgios has doused any concerns of injury after claiming his maiden ATP title on home soil and first since 2016. Sun, 07 Jan 2018 21:53:00 GMT Double podium for Aussie mogul skiers in Calgary Gold for Britt Cox and bronze for Matt Graham provided Australia with two appearances on the podium on Saturday following the first Moguls World Cup of the year in Calgary, Canada. Sun, 07 Jan 2018 00:54:00 GMT The Top Contenders: Men's Aerials David Morris claimed Australia’s first men’s Aerials medal at Sochi and will be looking to go one better at PyeongChang. We take a look at the contenders for the high flying competition at the 2018 Winter Games. Fri, 05 Jan 2018 05:46:00 GMT Track Cycling Team selected for World Championships The Australian Team for the 2018 UCI Track World Championships to be held in Apeldoorn, Netherlands from February 28 - March 4 2018 has been selected. Thu, 04 Jan 2018 04:10:00 GMT Bogut aiming for Tokyo 2020 as career finale Andrew Bogut is eyeing the medal podium at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the perfect stage to end his distinguished basketball career. Thu, 04 Jan 2018 02:48:00 GMT Cuthbert, Mathews statues unveiled in Sydney IAAF President, Lord Sebastian Coe has unveiled two bronze sculptures of Betty Cuthbert and Marlene Mathews in a special ceremony at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) precinct today. Wed, 03 Jan 2018 05:19:00 GMT Top 5 stories from 2017 The momentum from Rio 2016 rolled straight on into 2017 with a number of Summer Olympians continuing to impress on the world stage. While in cooler climates, our Winter Olympic hopefuls ramped up their preparation for PyeongChang throughout the year as they secured more World Cup and World Champions Tue, 02 Jan 2018 00:46:00 GMT Chloe Esposito named Young Change-Maker for Buenos Aires 2018 Australian Rio 2016 Modern Pentathlon gold medallist Chloe Esposito will have the opportunity to mentor the next generation of elite athletes as she has been announced as a Young Change-Maker for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG). Fri, 22 Dec 2017 01:51:00 GMT New appointments complete organisational restructure for AOC Matt Carroll, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), today announced two new appointments filling the roles of Head of People and Culture and Head of Public Affairs and Communications to complete the AOC’s Senior Management team. Mon, 18 Dec 2017 03:00:00 GMT Sail Sydney Farewells Olympic Classes Sail Sydney’s Olympic class section has ended with national team and squad members winning six of the eight fleets. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:29:00 GMT Catherine Fettel joins AOC Executive The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) today announced Catherine Fettell has been elected to the AOC Executive filling the casual vacancy left by Nicole Livingstone who stepped down in November. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:38:00 GMT Douglas records breakthrough result for Australian Fencing Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:51:00 GMT Thrilling Contests To Decide Sail Sydney Tasman rivalries will come to an exciting crescendo on Sydney Harbour tomorrow when medallists are decided in the seven Olympic classes contesting Sail Sydney. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:14:00 GMT IOC awards seven Australian Olympians education funding to help post-sporting transition A host of Australian athletes have been awarded Olympic solidarity funding from the IOC to assist them in their bid to make a successful transition into their post-athletic careers. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:41:00 GMT Women sailors shining at Sail Sydney Olympic silver medallist Lisa Darmanin has welcomed the high standard of sailing by female competitors at Sail Sydney and shared her hope that some of them will be wearing national colours at Tokyo in 2020. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:02:00 GMT Snow athletes, Pearson & Matildas win top AIS awards Australia's winter athletes and the Matildas were the big winners at the AIS Sport Performance Awards in Sydney on Tuesday night. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:54:00 GMT Aussies take Cape Town Challenge Trophy, NZ win Cup The Aussie Sevens have taken out the Challenge Trophy at the Cape Town Sevens, finishing the tournament on a high, with a 26-7 win over Spain. Mon, 11 Dec 2017 02:28:00 GMT Australia crowned World League Champions The Kookaburras have claimed back-to-back FIH Men’s Hockey World League titles after a heart-stopping 2-1 win over Argentina in Monday morning’s (AEDT) decider in Bhubaneswar. Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:11:00 GMT Trans-Tasman Duels Among Sail Sydney’s Key Attractions Former Youth World Champions in the 29er, Natasha Bryant and Annie Wilmot, will use their results against New Zealand’s 2016 Olympic silver medallists at Sail Sydney next week as a gauge for how they’ve progressed since switching to the 49erFX class earlier this year. Thu, 07 Dec 2017 05:15:00 GMT Knowles knows Aussies need to perform when it counts Australia captain Mark Knowles says the FIH Men’s Hockey World League Final is all about learning to win in big games as the Kookaburras move into the final four of the tournament in India. Thu, 07 Dec 2017 04:47:00 GMT Ian Chesterman responds to IOC decision to ban Russia from PyeongChang Australian Chef de Mission Ian Chesterman has provided the following response to the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision to suspend Russia from the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games. Tue, 05 Dec 2017 22:05:00 GMT Kookaburras head for quarters with third straight draw The Kookaburras have narrowly missed out on second spot in Pool B at the FIH Men’s Hockey World League Final following a third straight draw after scores finished 2-2 with England in Bhubaneswar on Monday night. Mon, 04 Dec 2017 22:24:00 GMT New chapter written in Burton-Wearn sailing rivalry Recent podium finishes have only whetted Matt Wearn’s appetite for success. Instead of playing second fiddle to Olympic Laser champion Tom Burton, the 22-year-old West Australian believes the time is nearing for him to prove he has the ability to close out regattas. Sun, 03 Dec 2017 22:02:00 GMT Aussie men finish fifth in Dubai The Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens team has won the Fifth Placed Final against Samoa 22-17, to ensure the side finished just outside the top four for crucial Series points in Dubai this morning. Sat, 02 Dec 2017 22:47:00 GMT Aussie sevens win Dubai title The Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens team has won the first leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series in Dubai, defeating the USA in the Cup Final 34-0. Sat, 02 Dec 2017 00:28:00 GMT Olympians bring festive cheer to RCH Pratt’s Party for Kids Nine Australian Olympians helped bring laughter and joy to Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital yesterday at the Pratt Foundation’s Party for Kids. Fri, 01 Dec 2017 05:07:00 GMT