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. 2014 Hockey Award Winners HOCKEY: Hockey Australia crowned its top athletes at a glamorous awards night at the Aviary in Perth on Wednesday with the announcement of its Player of the Year, Top Goal Scorer and Player of the World Cup awards. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:08:00 GMT Rogge visits refugees and IOC mourns Sir Tay IOC: IOC Honorary President Jacques Rogge completed his first mission as Special Envoy of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General for Youth Refugees and Sport. Meanwhile the IOC mourns the passing of Sir Tennant Edward (Tay) Wilson KNZM, OBE. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:26:00 GMT Australia bounces into US for World Champs GYMNASTICS - TRAMPOLINE: 2012 Olympian, Blake Gaudry will lead a team of Australia’s best trampoline athletes as they bounce into Daytona Beach, USA, to compete in the 2014 Trampoline and Tumbling World Championships when they kick off next week. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:05:00 GMT Sportscraft Announced as Official Supplier to the 2016 Australian Olympic Team AOT: Sportscraft has been announced as the Official Supplier of Opening Ceremony and formal uniforms to the 2016 Australian Olympic Team, designing the symbolic apparel for Australia's most accomplished athletes for the 7th time. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 03:54:00 GMT Germany to bid for 2024 Olympics Germany will submit a bid for the 2024 Olympics, the nation's Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) have decided, with either Berlin or Hamburg to be put forward. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:56:00 GMT Vale Doug Laing and Bill Orchard WATER POLO: The Olympic community is in mourning following the passing of two time Olympian and former senior national team goalkeeper Doug Laing. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 03:41:00 GMT Swimming Aust look at positive coaching SWIMMING: Swimming Australia is among the many sporting organisations keen to tap the merits of a positive coaching pilot. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:06:00 GMT Brownlee backs women in sport AOC: Australian Olympic Committee Vice President, Helen Brownlee, has capped off a fascinating day one at the Asia Pacific World Sport and Women (APWSW) Conference with an impassioned keynote address. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:09:00 GMT Olympic Agenda 2020 discussions culminate in 20 + 20 recommendations IOC: The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) agreed today on a set of 40 recommendations that will shape the future of the Olympic Movement. The recommendations will be presented, discussed and voted upon by the full IOC Membership at the 127th IOC session in Monaco on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:57:00 GMT Skinner lands a bronze medal SHOOTING: Chemical Engineering student Catherine Skinner (East Melbourne, VIC) has come away with the bronze medal after a nail-biting semi-final at the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) World Cup Final in Gabala, Azerbaijan, yesterday. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:30:00 GMT Hornsey and Patrick retire ROWING: Australia Rowing Team member and London 2012 silver medal-winning athlete, Kate Hornsey, has formally announced her retirement from rowing. Joining Hornsey in announcing her retirement is Australian Rowing Team coxswain, Elizabeth Patrick. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:17:00 GMT Quartet of stars inducted to Athletics Australia Hall of Fame ATHLETICS: In celebration of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, the Athletics Australia Hall of Fame was established to recognise the outstanding achievements of Australia's truly great athletes across the course of this history and since then more than 35 people have been added to the illustrious list. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:22:00 GMT 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