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. Injured Magnussen backs himself SWIMMING: Dual world champion James Magnussen has revealed he was given the option of withdrawing from this week's Pan Pacific championships on the Gold Coast due to a "pretty dodgy" back. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:10:00 GMT Aussie men beat Kazakhstan at water polo World Cup WATER POLO: Standout performances from captain Richie Campbell and Aaron Younger have helped the Australian men’s water polo team begin their FINA World Cup campaign with an 11-8 win over host nation Kazakhstan in Almaty. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:48:00 GMT First time for Australia at Pacific Games TEAM: The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has accepted an invitation to send a Team to compete in the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 06:29:00 GMT Member sports must be 2015 WADA Code compliant: Coates AOC: John Coates has advised all Olympic sporting organisations of proposed changes to the AOC’s Anti-Doping Rules and their need to be compliant with the new WADA Code which comes into effect on January 1st 2015. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 03:10:00 GMT Superb silver at Women's Water Polo World Cup Rowie Webster has been named the player of the tournament at the 2014 FINA World Cup as the Australians were beaten 10-6 by the USA in the final. Full story and tournament game reports here>> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 23:23:00 GMT IOC and Samsung extend Partnership through to 2020 Samsung has extended its worldwide sponsorship of the Olympic Games through until 2020 and becomes the 11th TOP Partner to do so. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 03:20:00 GMT Water polo women aim high at World Cup WATER POLO: The Australian women’s water polo team, the Aussie Stingers, will this week face off against the world’s best teams when they begin their campaign at the FINA World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:21:00 GMT Wallace has Rio in his sights CANOE/KAYAK: Ken Wallace is back at the top of Australian kayaking but it's anyone's guess which boat he'll be paddling in at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 23:46:00 GMT Medal highlights and lessons learnt at World Champs CANOE/KAYAK: The ICF canoe sprint World Championships came to a close overnight following five days of racing in Moscow. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 01:55:00 GMT Moffatt forced out of season Grand Final TRIATHLON: Ongoing health issues have forced Australia’s two-time World champion Emma Moffatt to withdraw from this year’s ITU World Triathlon Championships Mon, 11 Aug 2014 01:02:00 GMT Aussie sailors top Rio Test Event SAILING: Australia has been the best performed nation at the first Rio de Janeiro Olympic Test Event, winning four medals in the week long sailing regatta. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:28:00 GMT Five crews in medal positions at Rio Test Event SAILING: Five Australian Sailing Team crews are in medal positions in five of the six classes with Australian representation, ahead of the first day of medal races at the Rio Olympic Test event Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:30:00 GMT Stewart's kayaking double shot CANOE/KAYAK: He failed to do it at the London Games but Olympic kayak champion Murray Stewart aims to prove he can double up in the K1 and K4 at this week's world titles. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:28:00 GMT Selectors keep faith in men's flagship boat ROWING: Australian rowing's brains-trust has stopped the tweaks and kept the faith in their flagship boat for this month's world titles in Holland. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 07:12:00 GMT Fiona de Jong named AOC Secretary General AOC: The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) today appointed Ms Fiona de Jong as its new Secretary General assuming the role of chief administrative and financial officer. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:10:00 GMT Rio 2016 steps up pace with 2 years to go RIO 2016: With exactly two years to go before the opening of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, preparations for the world’s greatest sporting event are moving forwards at full steam. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 02:04:00 GMT AOC aims for top-five finish in Rio RIO 2016: Leading Australian Olympic officials say a top-five finish in the 2016 Rio medalcount is difficult but achievable, with probably double the gold medals won in London needed to make it happen. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:16:00 GMT Two years until Australia marches at the Rio Olympic Games RIO 2016: The 5th of August 2014 is an exciting day as it marks two years until the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 21:09:00 GMT Ian Baker-Finch joins Australian Olympic Team RIO 2016: Australian Olympic Team Chef de Mission, Kitty Chiller has used the two-years-to Rio countdown to name the next crop of Team Leaders for the 2016 Olympic Games, headlined by golfing great and 1991 winner of The Open, Ian Baker-Finch. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:55:00 GMT Seven secures long-term partnership with the Olympic Games IOC: The Seven Network, Australia’s most-watched broadcast television platform, today confirmed the signing of an historic, long-term agreement for an all-encompassing coverage of the Olympic Games over the coming decade. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 18:02:00 GMT IOC awards 2016-2020 broadcast rights in Australia The IOC has awarded Seven West Media Ltd. (Seven) the Australian broadcast rights for the Olympic Games through until 2020, starting with Nanjjng 2014 and then Rio 2016. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 09:31:00 GMT Aussie report card from Glasgow 2014 The following is a report card on each Olympic sport from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland after the 10 days of competition, courtesy of AAP. Sun, 03 Aug 2014 23:04:00 GMT Golden Games for Australian hockey HOCKEY: For the third consecutive Commonwealth Games, Australia have swept the gold medals in men's and women's hockey. Sun, 03 Aug 2014 22:25:00 GMT Australian cycling shone at Games COMM GAMES CYCLING: Australian cycling again topped the sport's medal tally at the Commonwealth Games for golds (seven) and total medals won (23). Sun, 03 Aug 2014 20:46:00 GMT Gold for Fox as Lawrence takes bronze CANOE-SLALOM: Jessica Fox and Rosalyn Lawrence have won gold and bronze in the C1W final at the fourth ICF canoe slalom World Cup in La Seu D’Urgell, Spain. Sun, 03 Aug 2014 20:00:00 GMT Monckton and Mitchell medal to conclude gymnastics COMM GAMES GYMNASTICS: Mary-Anne Monckton and Lauren Mitchell have finished second in the beam and floor finals respectively at Glasgow 2014. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 06:56:00 GMT Triple athletics gold on Day 9 Australia has won three gold medals with Dani Samuels (NSW) dominating the women’s discus, teenage sensation Eleanor Patterson (Vic) winning the women’s high jump and Olympic champion Sally Pearson (Qld) defending her title. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:54:00 GMT Dennis bridesmaid again as Garfoot rapt with bronze - Day 8 COMM GAMES ROAD CYCLING: Australian cyclist Rohan Dennis was disappointed to finish second again this season in a road time trial, whilst Katrin Garfoot was thrilled with her bronze. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:52:00 GMT Glasgow goes green and gold: Blog Day 8 COMM GAMES: The highlights of the #Glasgow2014 #Commonwealth Games from a distinctly Aussie Olympic point of view. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:37:00 GMT Australian Sailing Team in Rio for Olympic Test Event SAILING: Selected crews of the Australian Sailing Team have arrived in Rio de Janeiro to compete at the first Olympic test event in the lead up to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:14:00 GMT