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. Morton claims biathlon win at season-opener Biathlete Darcie Morton has started her European season off in promising style shooting clean and winning the season opening Biathlon Swiss Cup Sprint Event in Andermatt, Switzerland. Mon, 30 Nov 2015 01:03:00 GMT Aussie speedsters in pursuit of their alpine dreams Over 12,000 kilometres from the last remnants of snow on Australian soil is a little town in the north of the Sierra Nevada mountain range that most Aussies would have never heard of. Sun, 29 Nov 2015 06:53:00 GMT News Corp back on board as Olympic sponsor News Corp Australia sign as an Australian Olympic Team Partner through until 2020. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 04:34:00 GMT Russian Athletics accepts "full" doping ban DOPING: Russia has accepted its "full suspension" from world athletics over widespread doping without even requesting a hearing, the IAAF says. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:46:00 GMT Figure skaters looking to impress Lillehammer selectors Four Lillehammer 2016 hopefuls will continue their journey towards the second Winter Youth Olympic Games when they take to the ice for the 2015 Australian Figure Skating Championships. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 02:24:00 GMT Crash makes Youth Olympic qualification even tougher The tough challenge of qualifying for the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in the extreme sliding sport of luge has got even harder for Australian rookie Beth Slade. Fri, 20 Nov 2015 06:31:00 GMT IOC boss lays down the law to Russia DOPING: Russia's track and field athletes will be eligible for the Olympics only if the country falls into line with all global anti-doping rules and the reforms are verifiable Sun, 15 Nov 2015 22:10:00 GMT IOC Statement on terrorist attacks in Paris IOC President Thomas Bach responds to the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris Sun, 15 Nov 2015 02:25:00 GMT Austrian expedition to set Dickson up for Youth Olympic success With just over 90 days to go until the second Winter Youth Games kick off in Norway, snowboard cross star Alex Dickson is leaving no stone unturned in his pursuit of Olympic glory. Sun, 15 Nov 2015 01:20:00 GMT Athletics Australia welcomes decision to suspend Russia Russia was provisionally suspended from track and field over accusations of "state-sponsored" doping just nine months out from the Rio Olympics. Sat, 14 Nov 2015 02:11:00 GMT Brisbane's biggest corporate event to fund Olympic Team Plans are underway for Brisbane’s biggest corporate event to raise funds for our Olympic Athletes. Thu, 12 Nov 2015 06:08:00 GMT Bach backs Coe and redistribution of medals IOC President Thomas Bach admitted Wednesday the Russian doping scandal is "sad and shocking" but insisted IAAF chief Sebastian Coe is the man to clean up track and field. Wed, 11 Nov 2015 22:35:00 GMT Cathy Freeman wins prestigious IOC Award Sydney 2000 Olympic Champion Cathy Freeman has been awarded the IOC Women and Sport Award for the Oceania region, for her works through her Foundation. Tue, 10 Nov 2015 23:39:00 GMT Damming doping report vindicates Tallent push for gold The fallout from a damning report by an independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) into systematic doping in athletics has begun, with one of the recommendations being to ban all Russian track and field athletes from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Tue, 10 Nov 2015 06:48:00 GMT Athletics Australia strong response to WADA report Athletics Australia CEO, Phil Jones, has spoken firmly in the wake of the release of the WADA Independent Commission Report. Mon, 09 Nov 2015 22:55:00 GMT Tallent still waiting on 2012 Olympic gold ATHLETICS: Australian walker Jared Tallent has sent a not-so-subtle reminder to the IOC: I haven't forgotten about my gold medal from the 2012 London Olympics. Mon, 09 Nov 2015 22:27:00 GMT IOC Statement on WADA Report IOC: This is a deeply shocking report and very saddening for the world of sport. The IOC trusts that the new leadership of the IAAF with its President Sebastian Coe will draw all the necessary conclusions and will take all the necessary measures. Mon, 09 Nov 2015 22:10:00 GMT WADA calls on IAAF to ban Russia Russian athletics should be suspended from all competition, including the 2016 Olympic Games, a damning report by WADA's independent commission into widespread doping and corruption has urged Mon, 09 Nov 2015 21:47:00 GMT OpEd - Crisis talks for sports leaders ATR: When leaders of the world’s major sport federations gather this week in Lausanne they face a crisis only they can undo. Mon, 09 Nov 2015 01:29:00 GMT Peter Norman not shunned by AOC Peter Norman’s performance at the Mexico 1968 Olympic Games to win silver in the 200m and then support the black salute from American gold and bronze medallists, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, will forever give him a place in Olympic folklore. Fri, 06 Nov 2015 06:07:00 GMT Summer can't stop young skiers While the weather may be heating up, two of Australia’s leading young cross country skiers are not letting the change of seasons interrupt their aspirations for success at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG). Fri, 06 Nov 2015 05:26:00 GMT IOC reaching young audiences with the Winter Youth Olympic Games - #iLoveYOG Marking 100 days to go, the International Olympic Committee today announced its latest social media campaign asking athletes to share their love of sport and get active. Wed, 04 Nov 2015 22:11:00 GMT Aussies ready as Lillehammer 2016 enters final countdown There are just 100 days to go until the second Winter Youth Olympic Games get underway in Lillehammer, Norway and Australia’s finest young winter sports stars are finalising their preparations for the biggest event of their lives. Wed, 04 Nov 2015 02:35:00 GMT Arthur flying towards Lillehammer berth Emily Arthur was not your typical nine-year-old kid. Thu, 29 Oct 2015 23:16:00 GMT Australian and Cuban Olympic Committees sign co-operation agreement The Australian and Cuban Olympic Committees have signed a historic co-operation agreement that will see both parties share insights to aid the development of Olympic athletes and coaches. Thu, 29 Oct 2015 00:11:00 GMT Olympic gold not tarnished despite ban Australian Canoeing believes Tate Smith's two-year doping ban won't tarnish the K4 gold medal success from the 2012 Olympic Games. Wed, 28 Oct 2015 05:20:00 GMT Olympic gold medallist Tate Smith receives two-year sports ban The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) today welcomed the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to impose a two-year sporting ban on Olympic gold medallist, Tate Smith. Wed, 28 Oct 2015 02:56:00 GMT Olympian Natalie Cook appointed to World Olympians Association Board Five-time Australian Olympian Natalie Cook has been appointed to the World Olympians Association Board as a representative of the Oceania Region. Wed, 28 Oct 2015 01:07:00 GMT Pearson draws motivation at I Support Women In Sport awards Sally Pearson said she has drawn motivation from a host of other female sporting stars at the Australian Health I Support Women In Sports awards. Tue, 27 Oct 2015 21:26:00 GMT Olympic trio vying for major sport award Olympic medallists Anna Meares, Jess Fox and Lauren Jackson are among the contenders for sportswoman of the year at a major awards night for female sports stars. Mon, 26 Oct 2015 05:53:00 GMT