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. Team Australia wins silver at Junior World Championships The future for Australian surfing looks extremely bright after Australian won silver at the World Junior Championships. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:42:00 GMT Confidence high in Australian PyeongChang 2018 success The countdown to the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games is well and truly on with only 500 days to go until Australia’s finest winter athletes take on the world in South Korea. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:03:00 GMT Hughes hungry for Olympic gold with 500 days to go With 500 days to go until the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, snowboard cross rider Jarryd Hughes has his sights firmly set on Olympic gold. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:37:00 GMT 500 days to PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games With Rio 2016 drawn to a close, PyeongChang 2018 is in the global spotlight to stage the next international mega-sports event. On February 9, 2018, the mountain resort region of Gangwon Province will turn into a world festival beyond sport. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:54:00 GMT Australia set to make Asian Winter Games debut Australian athletes will get their first opportunity to compete at the Asian Winter Games after being invited to the 2017 event to be held in Sapporo, Japan in February. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:52:00 GMT Dennis crashes out of cycling tour Australian cycling star Rohan Dennis has crashed out of the last stage of the Eneco Tour. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:23:00 GMT Progress made for South East Queensland 2028 Olympic bid Council of Mayors (SEQ) has today voted to proceed with a feasibility study into a possible bid for a 2028 Olympic Games for SEQ. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 06:15:00 GMT Olympians inspire NSW Pierre de Coubertin recipients 90 New South Wales secondary students have received the Pierre de Coubertin award today. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:13:00 GMT Update from Sam Willoughby's family Australian BMX star and dual Olympian Sam Willoughby remains without feeling below his chest after a serious training crash. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:46:00 GMT Rio 2016 Olympians nominated for 'The Don' award A total of 15 Australian athletes who competed at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games have been nominated for the Sport Australia Hall of Fame's 2016 ‘The Don’ Award. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 06:36:00 GMT Kerry claims confidence boosting fourth in Salt Lake City “Being disappointed I didn’t medal is a new feeling” is how Brendan Kerry summed up his first international competition this season after placing 4th at the US International Figure Skating Classic in Salt Lake City on the weekend. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:53:00 GMT Gordon Bray remembers Norman May Tue, 20 Sep 2016 22:28:00 GMT Three fresh faces on Athletes' Commission Members of the 2016 Australian Olympic Team have voted three new faces onto the Australian Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission, to serve as the voice of Australian Olympians over the next four years. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 03:51:00 GMT Road to Tokyo begins for Sport Climbers The journey to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has begun for some of Australia’s best sports climbers as they’ve hit the walls at the 2016 World Championships in Paris. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 06:42:00 GMT Ian Chesterman elected a Vice President of the AOC Ian Chesterman has been elected a Vice President of the AOC. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 07:23:00 GMT Vale Norman May The man who brought sport into Australian homes for over 50 years, the great radio and television broadcaster, Norman “Nugget” May, has sadly passed away at the age of 88. Sun, 11 Sep 2016 08:14:00 GMT AOC Vice-President Peter Montgomery retires AOC Vice-President Peter Montgomery has announced his retirement from the AOC. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 07:33:00 GMT Welcome home celebrations wrap up in Canberra The Australian Olympic Team’s national welcome home celebrations have wrapped up with an action packed tour of Canberra on Monday. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 01:49:00 GMT Sydney welcomes home Rio 2016 heroes Welcome Home celebrations have kicked off in spectacular fashion with a massive crowd turning out to the Sydney Opera House to pay tribute to the amazing achievements of the Australian Olympic Team. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 23:52:00 GMT Rio Olympians elect four new members to IOC Athletes’ Commission Fri, 19 Aug 2016 03:31:00 GMT Tributes flow for Midget Farrally In a week when surfing was accepted as an Olympic sport, Australia lost a legend of the sport, Bernard “Midget” Farrelly. Mon, 08 Aug 2016 04:16:00 GMT Five new sports added for Tokyo 2020 IOC: The International Olympic Committee has voted to add five new sports to the Olympic programme for the 2020 Games in Tokyo. Wed, 03 Aug 2016 20:48:00 GMT Vale Forbes Carlile MBE The AOC has expressed deep sadness at the passing today of Australia’s first Olympic modern pentathlete (1952) and youngest Olympic coach (1948) Forbes Carlile MBE, aged 95. Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:37:00 GMT AOC Statement on Telstra decision The Australian Olympic Committee is disappointed at the decision by the Federal Court in the ruling against Telstra. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 18:12:00 GMT Vale Helen Joy Hardon It is with deep sadness that the Australian Olympic Team has a new oldest living Olympian after the passing of Helen Joy Hardon, who was a fencer at the Melbourne 1956. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:07:00 GMT Lassila to push for 5th Olympics in Pyeongchang Lydia Lassila has confirmed she'll make a tilt for a record-equalling fifth Winter Olympics, buoyed by a decision to build a $6 million training facility in Australia. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:23:00 GMT IOC Statement on IAAF Ruling on Russian Athletics Federation Sat, 18 Jun 2016 22:20:00 GMT AOC and Tallent back Russian athletics ban The Australian Olympic Committee and newly-crowned Olympic champion Jared Tallent have welcomed the decision to continue the ban on the Russian track and field team at the Rio Games. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 03:44:00 GMT Olympic royalty and corporate Australia come together for Rio Team Corporate Australia will be out in force this Saturday night as they throw their support behind the 2016 Australian Olympic Team at the Prime Minister’s Olympic Dinner in Melbourne. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 06:01:00 GMT Golden smile as Tallent finally receives Olympic gold Australian race walking champion Jared Tallent has been presented with the gold medal for the 50km walk at the 2012 London Olympic Games, at an official ceremony in Melbourne today. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:31:00 GMT