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. John Coates pays tribute to Arthur Tunstall OBE John Coates, has paid tribute to the late Arthur Tunstall for his dedication and unique contribution to Australian sport and the Olympic Movement. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 05:47:00 GMT Biathletes get acquainted with Birkebeineren course With their competition just days away two of Australia’s brightest young biathlon prospects have taken to the Lillehammer snow. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:25:00 GMT Emily Arthur announced as flag bearer for Youth Olympic Team Snowboarder Emily Arthur has been selected to carry the Australian flag at the Opening Ceremony of the second Winter Youth Olympic Games. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:40:00 GMT Final Aussies arrive in Lillehammer 2016 Village The Australian team is now complete with the final three athletes joining the fourteen Aussies already living it up in the Lillehammer 2016 Village. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:27:00 GMT Alpine speedsters get first taste of the Lillehammer slopes Louis Muhlen and Katie Parker hit the Lillehammer slopes for the first time today as they prepare for an action packed schedule over the next fortnight. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 19:48:00 GMT Planes, trains and ferries bring Youth Team to Lillehammer Australia’s finest winter athletes are still arriving in Norway ahead of the opening of the winter Youth Olympic Games at the end of the week. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:43:00 GMT Hockey players love first session on Olympic ice Australia’s two young ice hockey players Madison Poole and Jake Riley had their first training session at the Lillehammer Olympic Park. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:05:00 GMT No time wasted as Aussies hit Lillehammer slopes Liam Burton and Lilly Boland have wasted no time getting acquainted with the course they will look to tame at the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:34:00 GMT First athletes arrive for Youth Olympics TEAM: The first Australian athletes have arrived at the Youth Olympic Village in Lillehammer, as the hours tick down until the spectacular Opening Ceremony Mon, 08 Feb 2016 23:09:00 GMT Aussies finalise preparations ahead of Lillehammer A host of Lillehammer 2016 bound Aussie athletes have finalised their Youth Olympic Winter Games preparations around the globe over the weekend. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 10:41:00 GMT Bradbury and Hansen reflect on historic medal ahead of Lillehammer 2016 In February 1994, Steffi Graf and Pete Sampras had just won the Australian Open titles, Alan Border was winding up as Australian cricket captain and Australia won its first winter Olympic medal. Sat, 06 Feb 2016 11:57:00 GMT Mullins driven to succeed at Lillehammer By the time Mahalah Mullins makes it to the Lillehammer 2016 early next week she will have travelled 30,000km in just over a week. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 06:36:00 GMT Golden day for Graham Australian athlete Matt Graham has won his first ever World Cup Gold medal. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 06:10:00 GMT Darcie's blog | From World Juniors to Lillehammer Last week I had a chance to compete at the World Junior Championships in Romania which was a really positive experience. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:39:00 GMT Dickson feeling confident ahead of Lillehammer Snowboard cross young gun Alex Dickson has completed his final competition before heading to the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 01:30:00 GMT Young Aussies get taste of international competition in Austria Lillehammer 2016 bound cross country skiers Liam Burton and Lilly Boland have warmed up for the Winter Youth Olympic Games at the Austrian Championships. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 05:01:00 GMT Morton impresses at World Juniors Darcie Morton continues her rapid rise up the ranks ahead of the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games after a number of strong performances at the Biathlon World Youth/Junior Championships in Romania. Mon, 01 Feb 2016 18:42:00 GMT Madison's Blog | Only a week until I'm off to Lillehammer It is crazy to think that now there is about a week until I head off to Lillehammer, Norway to pursue my biggest dream and largest success ever. Mon, 01 Feb 2016 04:05:00 GMT Australian Gold & Silver in Snowboard Cross at X-Games Jarryd Hughes has taken out the Men's Snowboard Cross Final ahead of Alex "Chumpy" Pullin at the X-Games in Aspen, Colorado Mon, 01 Feb 2016 03:52:00 GMT APN Outdoor joins the Australian Olympic Team Partner Family APN Outdoor joins the Australian Olympic Team Partner Family announcing long term partnership today in Sydney. Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:14:00 GMT Lillehammer 2016 medals unveiled In approximately two weeks, the best young athletes in the world will receive their Youth Olympic Medals, designed by a 20-year-old Romanian designer, Ciprian Burzo. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 23:15:00 GMT Parker continues podium form on Schweitzer Mountain Katie Parker has continued her impressive run of podium finishes claiming 2nd and 4th at Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho as she builds for the Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Games. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 22:44:00 GMT Aussies excited to learn and share in Lillehammer The Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Games will not only give 17 young Aussie rising stars a chance to compete against the world’s best but also provide the opportunity for them to learn and share alongside their competitors. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 06:22:00 GMT Health of Rio Team paramount The AOC has a clear and unequivocal focus on the safety and welfare of members of the 2016 Australian Olympic Team. Wed, 27 Jan 2016 01:43:00 GMT Australian Team ready to continue Lillehammer legacy Selections have been finalised for the 2016 Australian Youth Olympic Team with 17 athletes from eight disciplines set to compete in the winter wonderland of Lillehammer, Norway from 5-21 February. Mon, 25 Jan 2016 00:21:00 GMT Graham second in World Cup moguls Australia's Matt Graham has finished second at the moguls World Cup event in Val Saint-Come, Canada. Sun, 24 Jan 2016 21:52:00 GMT Mullins claims first World Cup top ten Mahalah Mullins has pulled off the best result of her career just three weeks out from the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Fri, 22 Jan 2016 23:27:00 GMT New events set to cause a stir at Lillehammer 2016 Since their first edition in 2012, the Winter Youth Olympic Games have been used as a testing ground for innovative sporting developments, and Lillehammer 2016 will be no different. Wed, 20 Jan 2016 21:53:00 GMT Morton podiums in Italy Darcie Morton has continued her strong form ahead of the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games after claiming adding another podium finish to her recent list of impressive results. Wed, 20 Jan 2016 04:52:00 GMT More podiums for alpine youngsters ahead of Lillehammer Katie Parker and Louis Muhlen have continued their recent strong form as they build for the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games with some positive alpine results at Sugar Bowl in California. Tue, 19 Jan 2016 04:09:00 GMT