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. Injury forces Jackson out of World Championships BASKETBALL: Australian star Lauren Jackson has been forced to withdraw from the 2014 FIBA World Championships campaign in order to undertake further rehabilitation for her knee injury. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:20:00 GMT Australia gets world championship revenge VOLLEYBALL: Four years after suffering one of the most humiliating defeats in their history, the Australian men’s volleyball team has exacted revenge. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:34:00 GMT Eventers miss out on medal but qualify for Rio Olympics EQUESTRIAN: It wasn't quite the finish the Australian Eventing team we're hoping for at the 2014 World Equestrian Games (WEG), slipping from the bronze medal position to finish fifth in the team's score. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:56:00 GMT Silver and two bronze on final day of World Rowing Championships ROWING: Kim Crow won silver, and the men's lightweight four and women's double scull won bronze, on the final day of the World Rowing Championships in The Netherlands. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:43:00 GMT Australia bounceback to thrash Korea and open World Cup account The Australian Men's Basketball Team have recorded their first win of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, crushing Korea 89-55 in Gran Canaria, Spain. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:15:00 GMT Tough Triathlon Grand Final for Aussie Elite The World Triathlon Grand Final was held in Edmonton over the weekend and it was a tough end to the elite season for the Australian athletes. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:27:00 GMT Rio launches volunteer application process The Rio 2016 Organising Committee has launched the application process for the volunteer programme that will operate during the 2016 Olympic Games. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:20:00 GMT Innovative Nanjing delivers bright future for Youth Olympics YOG: The second Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) came to a spectacular close today in Nanjing, China, with a dramatic Closing Ceremony at the Olympic Sports Centre Stadium. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:51:00 GMT Pearson silver and Samuels bronze in Zurich ATHLETICS: Sally Pearson (Qld) has finished second in the women’s 100m hurdles and Dani Samuels has reached the podium again. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:27:00 GMT O'Neill backs Youth Olympic results NANJING 2014: Australia's inability to win a swimming gold medal at the Youth Olympics should not be viewed as a bad omen, says pool great Susie O'Neill. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:37:00 GMT ASADA welcomes AOC anti-doping efforts AOC: The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority welcomes the initiative by the President of the Australian Olympic Committee, John Coates, in comprehensively embracing the revised World Anti-Doping Code (the Code). Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:28:00 GMT Ex-racehorse saddled up for World Equestrian Games EQUESTRIAN: London Olympian Chris Burton is banking on ex-racehorse TS Jamaimo to put him in the medal hunt at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in the eventing three-day starting on Thursday 28th August. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:57:00 GMT Australia secure Dressage Team spot for Rio, Hanna makes Special final EQUESTRIAN: The Australian Dressage team have performed exceptionally to finish in the top 10 at the 2014 World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Normandy, France, and secure a quota place for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:16:00 GMT Coates targets athlete's entourage - 'A scourge on sport' DOPING: John Coates has embraced the new WADA Code and commenced moves preventing Rio-bound athletes from dealing with coaches, trainers, sports scientists and other support personnel who have violated anti-doping rules. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:44:00 GMT Australian swimmers back as world beaters SWIMMING: High praise today from AOC President, John Coates, for the Australian Swimming Team after their outstanding performances against the powerful Americans at the Pan Pacific Championships on the Gold Coast. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:31:00 GMT Road to Rio paved in gold for Swim Team SWIMMING: The pool competition at the 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships have come to an end with Australia coming away with a total of 26 medals – 10 gold, 8 silver and 8 bronze from the four day meet at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:24:00 GMT Encouraging fifth at Water Polo World Cup WATER POLO: A controlled 12-6 victory over host nation Kazakhstan has seen the Australian men’s water polo team finish fifth overall at the FINA World Cup in Almaty. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 12:48:00 GMT 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 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