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. How 220 = Top 5 RIO 2016: Leading into the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, there has never been a stronger alliance between the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:52:00 GMT Coates pays tribute to Gough Whitlam and his Sydney 2000 role Among the many triumphs Gough Whitlam had during his life, the former Prime Minister played a vital role in winning the 2000 Olympic Games bid for Sydney- an event that shaped the nation. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:36:00 GMT Silver medallist to chair Rowing Australia ROWING: Rowing Australia today announced the appointment of Olympic silver medallist Rob Scott as Chairman of Rowing Australia. The dual Olympian will be accompanied by Flavia Gobbo as Deputy Chairman. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:09:00 GMT Bronze for Burton at Sailing World Cup SAILING: The all conquering 470 class combination of Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan added to their overflowing trophy cabinet on Friday, winning male sailor of the year at the 2014 Yachting Australia awards. Meanwhile Tom Burton (NSW) finished third in the Laser fleet at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:28:00 GMT Coates calls for urgent doping compliance DOPING: Australia's Olympics chief has urged all sporting bodies to bring their anti-drugs codes up to world standard or risk not being able to participate in major events. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 06:58:00 GMT Sports at risk if code not backed: Coates AOC: Australia's Olympics chief John Coates believes delaying the adoption of a world anti-drugs policy could put at risk the nation's participation in major sports events. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:44:00 GMT Coates to appear at ASADA Senate inquiry AOC: John Coates will appear at a Senate Inquiry in Canberra on Friday where he will support tougher bans for drug cheats and a targeted campaign to rid sport of corrupt athlete associates. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:02:00 GMT Potent back on top of the world SHOOTING: World number one rifle shooter Warren Potent and young Trap shooters Catherine Skinner and Laetisha Scanlan have been invited to the ISSF World Cup Final Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:59:00 GMT AIS invests in athlete wellbeing RIO 2016: The AIS today launched the most significant athlete wellbeing program in its history to make sure Australia's top athletes are given the best possible access to education and information to manage their actions and decisions in sport and life. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:13:00 GMT Oceania Track Champs through Olympic eyes CYCLING - TRACK: The 2014 Oceania Track Cycling Champions produced some interesting results for Australian riders pedaling towards Rio 2016. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:40:00 GMT Crow's stinging attack on dopers ROWING: Olympic medallist Kim Crow has hit out at drug cheats saying “dopers have stolen the innocence of sport. Dopers have cast a shadow over our entire sporting population”. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 02:05:00 GMT Coates steps down from FISA Council as Oceania representative AOC President John Coates has retired from his position as the Oceania Representative on the Council of the World’s Governing body (FISA) after 22 years of service Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:44:00 GMT Australian team 7th at World Championships GYMNASTICS: The Australian Women’s Gymnastics team- minus former World Champion Lauren Mitchell due to injury- finished 7th in the team event at the 2014 World Championships in Nanning, China. Sun, 12 Oct 2014 21:47:00 GMT 'Poor decision making' costs Aussie men on the Gold Coast RUGBY: Australian Men's Rugby Sevens Head Coach Geraint John was left to lament indifferent decision-making at crucial times as their Gold Coast Sevens campaign ended on a low note on Sunday. Sun, 12 Oct 2014 21:32:00 GMT Pearson seeks fewer hurdles and more inspiring performances ATHLETITCS: Sally Pearson has a simple wish for 2015: fewer hurdles. Pearson overcame a hamstring injury and public criticism from Australia's head athletics coach Eric Hollingsworth to defend her Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles title in Glasgow. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 22:16:00 GMT Sevens Road to Rio starts now RUGBY SEVENS: The time for talking is nearly over. Olympic qualification is up for grabs. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 20:05:00 GMT Henry and Jones complete 2014 Sport Hall of Fame inductees AWARDS: Olympic stars Jodie Henry OAM and Michellie Jones complete the list of eight inductees for 2014 into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame - one of the highest of this sporting nation’s individual honours. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 23:10:00 GMT Cook and Pottharst honoured by The Sport Australia Hall of Fame BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Natalie Cook OAM and Kerri Pottharst OAM captivated the nation with Olympic gold in 2000 and now share another special moment as inductees into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Wed, 08 Oct 2014 03:34:00 GMT Oceania Track Championships commence Rio qualification CYCLING: The Adelaide Super-drome will play host to Australia and New Zealand’s best track cyclists at the 2015 Oceania Track Championships from October 8 – 11. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 02:28:00 GMT Fraser joins Tokyo celebrations 50 years after historic swim Australia’s swimming great, Dawn Fraser, is returning to Japan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics where she made history and captured the golden hat trick. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 03:02:00 GMT Aussies win World Champs bronze BASKETBALL: The Opals have saved their best for last to win the bronze medal in style at the women's world basketball championship. Sun, 05 Oct 2014 22:38:00 GMT Aussies vie for Sailor of the Year award SAILING: Australian Olympians Mat Belcher and Will Ryan, along with James Spithill have been nominated for the World Sailor of the Year award. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 07:17:00 GMT IOC Commission leaves Rio satisfied with progress The IOC Coordination Commission has concluded its seventh visit to the South American host city, satisfied with the progress that the Rio organisers have made since their last visit in March. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:32:00 GMT Australia top group and advance to quarter-finals BASKETBALL: The Australian Women's Basketball Team have advanced to the Quarter Finals in emphatic fashion, crushing Belarus 87-45 to finish top of Group C Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:40:00 GMT Lindsey Vonn an Ambassador for Lillehammer 2016 With 500 days to go until the second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, the IOC has announced Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn as an Ambassador for the Games Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:42:00 GMT Gaudoin appointed senior assistant coach for hockey men Hockey Australia is pleased to announce that Paul Gaudoin will step up to become the Senior Assistant Coach with the Australian men's team following Graham Reid’s appointment as National Coach in September. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:22:00 GMT Lillehammer 2016 - 500 days to go WYOG: In a milestone countdown to the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG), today marks 500 days to go until the event gets underway in Lillehammer, Norway. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:02:00 GMT Buchanan claims series and Willoughby finishes with a win CYCLING-BMX: Caroline Buchanan has been crowned UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series champion edging out Olympic champion Mariana Pajon by a substantial margin to add to the series title she won in 2012. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 01:09:00 GMT Basketball women not rocked by loss of big guns BASKETBALL: Huge injury blows have hurt Australia's hopes at the women's basketball world championship but not their ambition. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:48:00 GMT Evans to end fabulous career with no regrets Four-time Olympian Cadel Evans has announced he'll retire from cycling in early 2015 bringing the end to the career of Australia's greatest road cyclist. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:02:00 GMT