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. Australia's WBC tour off to perfect start Behind a pitching performance that only gave up three hits, and some timely late runs, Australia defeated Hongik University 8-0 in their first World Baseball Classic warm-up game. Tue, 28 Feb 2017 02:54:00 GMT 10 highlights of February 2017 February 2017 was a history-making month for Australian athletes around the globe. Winter athletes cemented their place on the international stage, records were broken, medals were won and world class events debut on Australian soil. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:31:00 GMT Anna Meares Velodrome fitting host for TrackNATS battle Brisbane’s Anna Meares Velodrome will provide the perfect setting for a battle of supremacy between Australia’s female sprinters at the 2017 Cycling Australia Track National Championships beginning on March 2. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:14:00 GMT Willett wins World Cup gold Australian James Willett has won gold in the men’s Double Trap at the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi, India. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:40:00 GMT Cox joins Australia’s elite with Freestyle Skiing Crystal Globe The rise and rise of Australia’s Mogul Queen Britt Cox this season has culminated in her winning the Overall FIS Ladies Freestyle Skiing Crystal Globe, which puts the talented skier in the same company as Olympic Gold medallist Dale Begg-Smith, and World Champion and five-time World Cup Champion Jac Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:06:00 GMT 7 podium finishes across 3 events Seven medals from five athletes across three World Cup events highlighted another sensational weekend for our winter athletes. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:17:00 GMT Jezersek secures Australia's best ever World Championships result Barbara Jezersek has become Australia’s first ever cross country athlete to record a top thirty performance at a World Championships. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 03:17:00 GMT Five big questions to be answered in March It has been a bumper start to the year for Australian athletes and whether it’s on the pitch, in the snow, or on the track, the action is not letting up. Here are five burning questions that will be answered in the month of March. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 02:41:00 GMT Team Australia's World Baseball Classic Tour Begins After two days of intensive workouts and team meetings, Team Australia takes to the field for the first time today as they prepare for the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:26:00 GMT Asian Winter Games concludes Australia has joined with other participating nations to farewell the Sapporo 2017 Asian Winter Games at the official closing ceremony on Sunday 26 February. Sun, 26 Feb 2017 21:35:00 GMT Colebourne gets her chance in Biathlon mass start Jill Colebourne was the sole Australian among the 19 strong field to take on the women's 12.5 kilometre mass start at the Sapporo 2017 Asian Winter Games. Sun, 26 Feb 2017 21:14:00 GMT Cruel conditions test Cross Country skiers Conditions weren't kind for Australians Ben Sim and Jackson Bursill in the men's 30 kilometre mass start at the 2017 Sapporo Asian Games. Sun, 26 Feb 2017 21:09:00 GMT Kerry keeping on A second strong performance from Brendan Kerry at the Asian Winter Games (AWG) has put the 22-year-old in good step for next month’s World Figure Skating Championships where he will aim to qualify Australia for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games. Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:51:00 GMT Ash and Anthony on song in Sapporo Sophie Ash and Jakara Anthony have delivered Australia another two strong Asian Winter Games results, finishing fifth and sixth respectively in the women’s moguls. Sun, 26 Feb 2017 08:26:00 GMT Fifth for Craine at Asian Winter Games Kailani Craine has continued her good Asian Winter Games form, producing a strong routine in the women’s free program at Sapporo’s Makomanai Indoor Skating Rink. Sun, 26 Feb 2017 03:15:00 GMT Spectacular Sunny Valley tougher than it looks Russia’s Sunny Valley resort, where Sami Kennedy-Sim and Anton Grimus competed on the weekend, attracted massive crowds at the newest venue on the ski cross World Cup circuit. Sun, 26 Feb 2017 03:03:00 GMT Aussies shine bright on final night of inaugural World Cup Gymnastics Melbourne In yet another electrifying evening of world class gymnastics, athletes from eight countries went head to head at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena, on the final night of the inaugural World Cup Gymnastics event to be held in Australia. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:31:00 GMT Triple podium for Aussie moguls team Britt Cox stood on the podium for the eighth time in ten events by taking the bronze and was followed by a Men’s double podium. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:49:00 GMT Lassila and Scott win aerials gold and silver in Minsk Australia’s Super Saturday in winter sports moved up another notch last night in Minsk, Belarus when Lydia Lassila won her second World Cup and Danielle Scott took silver, reclaiming the overall Aerial Skiing World Cup number one position. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:41:00 GMT Olympian Crawford seventh in Asian Winter Games halfpipe Olympian Holly Crawford has challenged a world class field and finished seventh in the Sapporo 2017 women's halfpipe, held at the Bankei Ski Arena on Saturday. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:45:00 GMT Top ten finishes for Aussie alpine skiers Zanna Farrell and Liam Michael have rounded out their Asian Winter Games campaigns with top ten finishes in their respective slalom events in Sapporo. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:24:00 GMT Aussies finish eighth in Biathlon Mixed Relay Australia has gone head to head against a world class field and finished eighth in the Sapporo 2017 Asian Winter Games mixed relay, held Saturday at the Nishioka Biathlon Stadium. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 05:49:00 GMT Kerry skates to a new personal best Sochi Olympian Brendan Kerry has set a new short program personal best, skating to a score of 82.54 in the opening round of the men's competition at the Sapporo 2017 Asian Winter Games. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:13:00 GMT Mogul skiers find their feet Australian athletes are feeling confident for the rest of their competition after experiencing strong qualification runs in the men’s and women’s Sapporo 2017 Asian Winter Games Dual Moguls, which were held Friday at the Bankei Ski Arena. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:07:00 GMT Chinese gymnasts dominate World Cup podium Melbourne’s Hisense Arena hosted day one of the World Cup Gymnastics Finals tonight, with the men competing on Floor, Pommel Horse, and Still Rings, whilst the women took to the Vault and Uneven Bars. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:12:00 GMT Biathlon young guns go in pursuit of Sapporo glory The Asian Winter Games has provided the Australian team with a number of experiences that they would not usually get throughout the international season. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:47:00 GMT Bird-Smith among initial London 2017 selections Australia’s charge toward London 2017 stepped up today, with national race walk champions Dane Bird-Smith (Qld) and Regan Lamble (Vic) among four initial selections for the IAAF World Championships in August. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 03:56:00 GMT Aussies underway at Cross Country World Championships The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships have kicked off with eight Australians taking to the snow as the first medals were decided in Lahti, Finland. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 03:01:00 GMT Tonegato back for Vegas Australian speedster, Emma Tonegato will make her return from an elbow injury at the Las Vegas Sevens (March 3-4), in the only change to the squad that came fourth at the HSBC Sydney 7s earlier this mont Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:30:00 GMT Return of experience for men's Vegas Sevens Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens coach Andy Friend has welcomed back 74 caps of experience with Ed Jenkins, Nick Malouf and Tom Lucas all named to make their return from injury for the Las Vegas leg of the Sevens World Series next weekend. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:22:00 GMT