AOC News Feed http://corporate.olympics.com.au/ Official website of the Australian Olympic Committee and Australian Olympic Teams; with vision, latest news, images, every Australian Olympic result and historical vignettes. Australian Swim Team looking for hat-trick SWIMMING: The 24-strong Australian Swim Team will be looking to take home their third straight title at the 2015 Aquatic Super Series this weekend in Perth, after taking the honours at the series for the past two years. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/australian-swim-team-looking-for-hat-trick Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:51:00 GMT “Getting the couch potatoes off the couch”: IOC joins forces with UNESCO EDUCATION: The International Olympic Committee (IOC), in partnership with UNESCO and several other international organisations, has cooperated on new Guidelines, urging governments and educational planners to invest in the quantity and quality of physical education that they offer. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/getting-the-couch-potatoes-off-the-couch-ioc-joins-forces-with-unesco Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:41:00 GMT Molik to lead Aussie Tennis at Rio Three time Olympian and bronze medallist, Alicia Molik, will lead Australia’s Tennis players at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/molik-to-lead-aussie-tennis-at-rio Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:18:00 GMT Women's Seven's squad announced RUGBY: Women's Sevens Head Coach Tim Walsh has made one change to his squad for the second leg of the Women’s Sevens World Series. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/women-s-seven-s-squad-announced Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:28:00 GMT Top riders set for Track National Championships CYCLING: Australia’s ‘best on track’ will be on show at the 2015 Track National Championships. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/top-riders-set-for-track-national-championships Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:37:00 GMT Volleyball pair score Grand Slam win BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Aussie pair win women's title at the Australian Grand Slam event. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/volleyball-pair-score-grand-slam-win Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:08:00 GMT Hale storms and throwers dominate Athletics opener Teenage sprint sensation Jack Hale made a sensational Australian Athletics Tour debut at the Athletics Classic, easily winning the men’s 100m. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/hale-storms-and-throwers-dominate-athletics-opener Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:00:00 GMT Dennis snatches Tour Down Under lead CYCLING: Rohan Dennis has snatched the race lead with a convincing kick on the uphill finish to Stage 3 of the Tour Down Under. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/dennis-snatches-tour-down-under-lead Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:49:00 GMT Stosur's open campaign ends TENNIS: Samantha Stosur has joined the Aussie women’s exit from the Australian Open with a straight sets loss to American Coco Vandeweghe. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/stosur-s-open-campaign-ends Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:30:00 GMT Sportsmanship comes naturally for Olympic hopeful Australian Madii Himbury has impressed the skiing community with an unbelievable display of sportsmanship, at the Deer Valley World Cup in Utah this month. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/sportsmanship-comes-naturally-for-olympic-hopeful Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:16:00 GMT Tributes to Harry Gordon Tributes to Olympian historian Harry Gordon, after he passed away in Queensland at the age of 89. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/tributes-to-harry-gordon Thu, 22 Jan 2015 02:09:00 GMT John Coates tribute to Harry Gordon I’ve never had a more loyal friend. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/john-coates-tribute-to-harry-gordon Thu, 22 Jan 2015 02:04:00 GMT Athletics Australia calls for action over Russian doping ATHLETICS: Athletics Australia President David Grace QC will ask the IAAF to implement immediate action concerning the doping of Russian race walkers. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/athletics-australia-calls-for-action-over-russian-doping Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:10:00 GMT Vale - Harry Gordon – A great Australian AOC: A distinguished career that spanned 70 years has ended with the passing of journalist, foreign correspondent, editor, author and Olympic historian, Harry Gordon. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/vale-harry-gordon-a-great-australian Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:24:00 GMT Henshaw’s style wins a silver medal FREESTYLE SKIING: Slopestyle skier Russ Henhaw has become a dual World Championships medallist, after he picked up the silver at the FIS Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Kreischberg, Austria. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/henshaw-s-style-wins-a-silver-medal Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:00:00 GMT Bobridge retains Tour Down Under lead CYCLING: Spain's Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle has claimed victory in Stage 2 of the Tour Down Under to move within three seconds of the overall lead of South Australian Jack Bobridge. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/bobridge-retains-tour-down-under-lead Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:36:00 GMT Brigden-Jones sets sights on Rio CANOE/KAYAK: NSWIS star Jo Brigden-Jones and her K2 partner Naomi Flood dominated the senior women's races at the Canoe/Kayak NSW Sprint Championships. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/brigden-jones-sets-sights-on-rio Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:48:00 GMT Britt strong once again FREESTYLE SKIING: Australian moguls skier Britt Cox backed up her podium finish with a fighting fifth place in the duals event at the World Championships. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/britt-strong-once-again Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:00:00 GMT Cox wins bronze at World Champs FREESTYLE SKIING: Moguls skier Britt Cox claimed the World Championships bronze medal with the best performance of her career. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/cox-wins-bronze-at-world-champs Sun, 18 Jan 2015 21:50:00 GMT Double team pursuit triumph at World Cup CYCLING: Australia has claimed two gold medals at the UCI Track World Cup Series in Columbia, with both men's and women's teams victorious in team pursuit. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/double-team-pursuit-triumph-at-world-cup Sun, 18 Jan 2015 20:10:00 GMT Charlesworth named coach of the year HOCKEY: Former Kookaburras coach Ric Charlesworth has been named hockey’s International Men’s Coach of the Year. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/charlesworth-named-coach-of-the-year Sun, 18 Jan 2015 19:23:00 GMT James elated with halfpipe world title SNOWBOARD: Dual Olympian Scotty James claimed Australia’s second gold medal in the FIS Ski and Snowboard World Championships by taking out the Halfpipe competition, in Kreischberg, Austria. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/james-elated-with-halfpipe-world-title Sun, 18 Jan 2015 06:30:00 GMT Pullin sixth and Brockhoff seventh at World Champs http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/pullin-sixth-and-brockhoff-seventh-at-world-champs Fri, 16 Jan 2015 22:18:00 GMT Rio 2016 outlines sales process for 7.5 million tickets RIO 2016: The Rio 2016 Organising Committee has launched its ticket programme, revealing more information about how the 7.5 million tickets will be sold. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/rio-2016-outlines-sales-process-for-7-5-million-tickets Fri, 16 Jan 2015 01:50:00 GMT Knowles named World Player of the Year HOCKEY: Australian men’s hockey captain Mark Knowles has been named as the sport’s International Player of the Year for 2014. The 30-year-old lead the Kookaburras to gold at the 2014 World Cup and Commonwealth Games. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/knowles-named-world-player-of-the-year Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:21:00 GMT Aussies first and second in aerials qualifying FREESTYLE SKIING: Danielle Scott and Laura Peel have qualified for the finals of the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Kreischberg, Austria, in first and second place. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/aussies-first-and-second-in-aerials-qualifying Wed, 14 Jan 2015 23:57:00 GMT Coach hails Australia’s quality play FOOTBALL: Australia’s impressive displays in their opening pair of AFC Asian Cup victories are a reflection of the football being played by the Socceroos rather than the quality of the opponents, believes coach Ange Postecoglou. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/coach-hails-australia-s-quality-play Wed, 14 Jan 2015 01:20:00 GMT Aussie snow tricksters ready for World Champs FREESTYLE/SNOWBOARD: A team of 21 Australians, 10 men and 11 women, will mount their assault on the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Austria, from Thursday. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/aussie-snow-tricksters-ready-for-world-champs Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:10:00 GMT Two World Cup Moguls medals Mogul skier Britt Cox secured Australia’s second World Cup medal in 24 hours to cap off a highly successful weekend, following Matt Graham's silver medal. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/two-world-cup-moguls-medals Sun, 11 Jan 2015 22:27:00 GMT Mullens shows road talent, Haussler best man on the day CYCLING: Peta Mullens showed her future could be on the road rather than the dirt and Heinrich Haussler was so happy in green and gold, as the Road Cycling Nationals at Buninyong in Victoria concluded with the gruelling and exciting road race events. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/mullens-shows-road-talent-haussler-best-man-on-the-day Sun, 11 Jan 2015 09:10:00 GMT