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. Rio 2016 in legal win over Olympic golf course GOLF: A Rio de Janeiro judge on Wednesday denied a request from prosecutors to halt construction of the Olympic golf course because of environmental concerns Thu, 27 Nov 2014 23:57:00 GMT Vale Phillip Hughes AOC: On behalf of the Australian Olympic Committee family we express our deepest condolences to the family of Phillip Hughes. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:24:00 GMT Stanton and Dalton set for Dubai debut RUGBY SEVENS: Australian Women's Sevens Head Coach Tim Walsh is set to hand World Rugby Sevens World Series debuts to two players after naming an extended 13-strong party for the season opener in Dubai next week. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:51:00 GMT Page to lead first Pacific Games Team 2015 PACIFIC GAMES: Australian Olympic gold medallist Malcolm Page has been named Chef de Mission of the 2015 Australian Pacific Games Team. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:46:00 GMT Rio 2016 mascots unveiled, public to vote on names The Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games mascots have been unveiled. Inspired by Brazil’s fauna and flora and targeted primarily at children, the public are now voting on what to call these mascots. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:11:00 GMT Kyrgios awarded 2014 Newcombe Medal TENNIS: Nick Kyrgios was tonight awarded Australia’s top tennis honour, the prestigious Newcombe Medal, at a gala celebration at Crown Palladium in Melbourne. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:03:00 GMT Top seeds prevail at Manly Beach Grand Slam BEACH VOLL: Australia’s top-ranked female beach volleyball team has underlined its class with a comprehensive straight-sets win in the opening round of the Australian Grand Slam tour Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:08:00 GMT Watts' boxing medal quest ends in Korea BOXING: Shelley Watts' quest to become Australia's first ever amateur world boxing champion is over after the 27-year-old lost on points to Yana Allekseevna on Friday. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:21:00 GMT AOC pledge thrilling: Freeman AOC: Cathy Freeman is says she's thrilled and proud that the Australian Olympic Committee will recognise indigenous Australians. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:02:00 GMT Victorian Govt.contributes $575000 to the 2016 Australian Olympic Team RIO: The Victorian Olympic Council today announced it has received $575,000 in funding from the Victorian Government to support the athletes representing Australia at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:46:00 GMT Watts one step from world boxing medal Boxing: Commonwealth Games champion Shelley Watts is one fight away from a Women's World Championship boxing medal Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:58:00 GMT Indigenous heritage recognised in AOC Constitution The AOC is changing its constitution to recognise our indigenous heritage, has updated one of the Team values and is putting more practical support behind the Cathy Freeman Foundation. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:03:00 GMT Tokyo looks to slash $1.7b from Games TOKYO 2020: Tokyo is looking to slash the price tag for the 2020 Summer Olympics by $US1.7 billion ($A1.84 billion) through scrapping or scaling back plans to build new facilities amid fears over spiralling costs. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:38:00 GMT Times are a changing: Rio Swimming and Athletics schedules given a shake up RIO 2016: Swimmers could have their worlds spun upside down with the release of a proposed midnight finish for swimming finals at the Rio Olympic Games, while athletics finals will return to the morning for the first time since Seoul 1988. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:02:00 GMT The Rio dream ignited by legends RIO2016: There was a buzz in the air, a steely determination and plenty of laughs at the first IGNITE session for Australia's Rio 2016 Olympic hopefuls in Sydney. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:55:00 GMT Aussie Fox helps shape Agenda 2020 IOC: Australian Olympic kayaker Jessica Fox has played a part in the launch of Agenda 2020- the International Olympic Committee’s road map for the future of the Games. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:14:00 GMT Olympic Agenda 2020: Strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement unveiled IOC: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach today revealed the 40 proposals that make up Olympic Agenda 2020, a strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement, which will be discussed and voted on by the full IOC membership at the 127th IOC Session this 8 and 9 Decembe Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:34:00 GMT AOC Launches Road to Rio Program RIO 2016: Some 21 months out from the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, the Australian Olympic Committee today launched Road to Rio: IGNITE in Sydney. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:49:00 GMT Parliament approves anti-doping code to align with world authority DOPING: Australia's anti-doping body will be given boosted powers to crack down on drugs in sport. Legislation to bring ASADA in line with the WADA cleared parliament on Monday. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 03:10:00 GMT Champions Trophy squad named HOCKEY: Head Coach Graham Reid has handed Champions Trophy call-ups to youngsters Tom Craig, Matthew Dawson and Flynn Ogilvie as Australia’s men’s hockey team heads to India to defend the title it won on home turf in Melbourne in 2012. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 01:17:00 GMT Tanner elected AIBA Vice President for Oceania Boxing Australia President, Ted Tanner was elected and appointed as the Vice President for Oceania at the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) 2014 Congress. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:23:00 GMT Manson wins Adelaide International Eventing EQUESTRIAN: Young West Australian rider Jessica Manson has won her first FEI Classics Australian International CCI4*. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:35:00 GMT WADA against jail terms for athletes DOPING: The World Anti-Doping Agency says it is against the imposition of criminal sanctions on cheating athletes despite a tougher code that will come into effect on January 1. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:11:00 GMT Australia win women’s Oceania title on Manly Beach BEACH VOLL: Australia claimed the women's Oceania Beach Volleyball crown at Manly Beach on the weekend, with New Zealand too strong in the men's tournament. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 22:26:00 GMT Boxing women chasing World Champs medal BOXING: Australia will be represented by a high quality team when the Women’s World Boxing Championships get underway in South Korea this weekend. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:36:00 GMT Charlesworth honoured with World's Best Award Ric Charlesworth AM has been crowned the inaugural recipient of the AIS World’s Best Award for his outstanding contribution as an Olympic and Commonwealth Games hockey player, coach and leader. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 01:43:00 GMT Olympic medallist Jane Moran retires WATER POLO: London Olympic Bronze medallist Jane Moran has retired from international competition following 168 tests for the Aussie Stingers and 10 years at the top of the sport. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:36:00 GMT Shirley honoured with IAAF Hall of Fame induction ATHLETICS: Australian triple Olympic gold medallist Shirley Strickland de la Hunty AO MBE has been afforded international athletics’ highest honour Wed, 12 Nov 2014 03:41:00 GMT World Class to World Best RIO 2016: Being competition ready and in the right mindset for the Rio Games in 2016 are the themes of Australia's third annual high performance sports conference - World Class to World Best. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 22:51:00 GMT Lockett sixth as Aussies race World Cup opener SHORT-TRACK: Deanna Lockett has finished with two top-10 performances to lead the Australian charge at the opening event of the new World Cup season. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 06:25:00 GMT