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Strong winds continue in Melbourne for SWC Melbourne Day four of racing at Sailing World Cup Melbourne got away under strong conditions, with breezes around 20 knots experienced across Port Phillip Bay. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/strong-winds-continue-in-melbourne-for-swc-melbourne Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:02:00 GMT Five golden rides at Oceania Championships Australia claimed five of seven gold on offer on the penultimate day of the 2017 Oceania Track Championships at Melbourne's DISC Velodrome. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/five-golden-rides-at-oceania-championships Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:47:00 GMT Elmslie's break through golden performance Brisbane’s two-time Olympic relay gold medallist Brittany Elmslie led a breakthrough day for the Australian Dolphins at the FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships (25m) in a snow-blown Windsor, Canada yesterday. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/elmslie-s-break-through-golden-performance Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:17:00 GMT Greig's return to top form Having made it into A Division off the back of a silver medal in Kazakhstan last weekend, Long Track speed skater Daniel Greig took advantage of his position in the fourth World Cup in The Netherlands early this morning. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/greig-s-return-to-top-form Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:51:00 GMT Tough start for Kennedy-Sim & Grimus The opening event of the 2016-2017 World Cup season has been a tough one for NSWIS athletes Sami Kennedy-Sim and Anton Grimus, with both skiers unable to progress pass the first round of competition. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/tough-start-for-kennedy-sim-and-grimus Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:36:00 GMT Vale Brian Corrigan Leading Australian sports doctor Brian Corrigan has passed away aged 87. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/vale-brian-corrigan Fri, 09 Dec 2016 02:02:00 GMT Mortons make Australian biathlon history Brother and sister duo Darcie and Damon Morton have made history overnight becoming the first Australian pair to compete in the single mixed relay at an IBU Cup event. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/mortons-make-australian-biathlon-history Fri, 09 Dec 2016 01:22:00 GMT Size and strength added to Mens Sevens in Cape Town Four of the five debutants Australia took into the opening round of the World Rugby Sevens Series last week have retained their places in the squad for round two. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/size-and-strength-added-to-mens-sevens-in-cape-town Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:46:00 GMT Tiernan caps off stunning 2016 with Australian 10,000m win Patrick Tiernan has claimed the Australian 10,000m Championship in Melbourne, while Bridey Delaney was the top Aussie finisher in the women's race. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/tiernan-caps-off-stunning-2016-with-australian-10-000m-win Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:55:00 GMT Two Rio 2016 athletes to lose medals for doping The Court of Arbitration for Sport says a Russian boxer and Romanian weightlifter will lose medals from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after failing doping tests at the games. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/two-rio-2016-athletes-to-lose-medals-for-doping Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:13:00 GMT Bach wants life bans for proven cheats Russian athletes and officials who are proven to have been part of a doping "manipulation system" should be banned for life from the Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach said Thursday. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/bach-wants-life-bans-for-proven-cheats Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:03:00 GMT Big winter weekend for Australian PyeongChang hopefuls Forget about the warm weather and summer for the Aussies looking to qualify for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/big-winter-weekend-for-australian-pyeongchang-hopefuls Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:29:00 GMT Wright gains AOC funding boost for world title win With five new sports added to the program for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games the AOC Executive has decided those athletes should also be included in the Medal Incentive Funding Program. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/wright-gains-aoc-funding-boost-for-world-title-win Thu, 08 Dec 2016 02:55:00 GMT Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games - the historical closing ceremony Just a few days before the closing a single letter received by Sir Wilfred Kent Hughes, the chairman of the Olympic Games organising committee, changed the ceremony plans significantly for ever. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/melbourne-1956-olympic-games-the-historical-closing-ceremony Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:57:00 GMT Aussies revel in Melbourne’s seabreeze conditions The Aussies sit atop the leaderboard in several classes, and are revelling in the seabreeze conditions Melbourne has served up. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/aussies-revel-in-melbourne-s-seabreeze-conditions Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:19:00 GMT Golden opening day for Aussies at Oceania Championhips Wednesday was a golden opening day for Australia at the 2017 Oceania Track Championships with nine of a potential 12 gold medals won at DISC Velodrome. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/golden-opening-day-for-aussies-at-oceania-championhips Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:57:00 GMT Relay boys snap up bronze in World Short Course thriller A “jack of all trades” relay is the toast of the Australian Dolphins Swim Team in Canada after their stirring bronze medal winning performance in the prestigious men’s 4x100m freestyle on Wednesday. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/relay-boys-snap-up-bronze-in-world-short-course-thriller Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:55:00 GMT Three new sports added to Buenos Aires 2018 Programme The IOC Executive Board agreed to add dance sport, karate and sport climbing to the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Programme, which will be in addition to the 28 sports currently set to be contested for the third Summer YOG. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/three-new-sports-added-to-buenos-aires-2018-programme Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:43:00 GMT Team Australia Squad confirmed for revolutionary event series Rio 2016 Olympians are among the 42-strong Team Australia Squad for Nitro Athletics Melbourne confirmed by Athletics Australia today. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/team-australia-squad-confirmed-for-revolutionary-event-series Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:12:00 GMT Massive 12 months of Australian beach volleyball ahead Three major international events and an Asian tour event are the highlights of the biggest season in Australian beach volleyball since the Sydney Olympics, and it all kicks off later this month. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/massive-12-months-of-australian-beach-volleyball-ahead Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:27:00 GMT Melbourne 1956 Games - last major day of competition http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/melbourne-1956-games-last-major-day-of-competition Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:39:00 GMT Batch & Gaudoin named as new Hockey Head Coaches Hockey Australia have confirmed the new head coaches for the Australian men's hockey team and the Australian women's hockey team, as Colin Batch and Paul Gaudoin respectively. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/batch-and-gaudoin-named-as-new-hockey-head-coaches Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:12:00 GMT Good start to SWC Melbourne for Aussies It was a strong start yesterday for Australia’s 470 Silver Medallists at Sailing World Cup Melbourne, the final event of the 2016 circuit. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/good-start-to-swc-melbourne-for-aussies Tue, 06 Dec 2016 23:55:00 GMT Cheerleading and Muaythai become IOC recognised Sports The martial art of Muaythai kickboxing and Cheerleading have made their way into the Olympic movement. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/cheerleading-and-muaythai-become-ioc-recognised-sports Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:32:00 GMT Optus wins Australian Olympic Committee Gold Optus has been awarded the Australian Olympic Committee’s Gold Inspiration Award for excellence in Olympic Marketing. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/optus-wins-australian-olympic-committee-gold Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:56:00 GMT Daredevil fast with more than a touch of danger Australia has always been competitive in the international mix of Short Track Speed Skating, and the 2016/17 Aussie short trackers may be small in collective numbers, but the tight-knit group is big on passion and commitment. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/daredevil-fast-with-more-than-a-touch-of-danger Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:38:00 GMT Melbourne 1956 Olympics - “Blood in the Water” http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/melbourne-1956-olympics-blood-in-the-water Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:06:00 GMT Melbourne 1956 Olympics - an unlikely cycling gold It was a successful day for Australia at the Olympics with its first non-swimming or athletics gold medal. There were two golds in the pool, and hockey closed their campaign with a win. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/melbourne-1956-olympics-an-unlikely-cycling-gold Tue, 06 Dec 2016 01:35:00 GMT Double gold for Scott in Finland Europa Cup events With the first World Cup of the season two weeks away, Danielle Scott has showed she is well placed for a strong season following back-to-back Europa Cup victories in Ruka, Finland http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/double-gold-for-scott-in-finland-europa-cup-events Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:18:00 GMT Strong preparation for Brockhoff with Europa Cup double victory Belle Brockhoff has started her 2016-2017 international season in the best possible way, winning two Europa Cup Snowboard Cross events in Pitztal, Austria. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/strong-preparation-for-brockhoff-with-europa-cup-double-victory Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:10:00 GMT