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 tickets more affordable than London RIO 2016: Games organisers have unveiled ticket pricing aimed at making attendance "as affordable as possible," with Australian residents encouraged to register their interest. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:04:00 GMT Super Tuesday on the Santander seas SAILING: The wind was finally expected to kick in on day five at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain with a full sailing programme across the fleets on the schedule. But the day proved to be a difficult one. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:35:00 GMT Skinner secures Rio Quota with World Champs Bronze SHOOTING: Victorian 24-year-old Catherine Skinner has claimed a bronze medal in Women’s Trap and Emma Cox has won silver in the non-Olympic women's double trap at the Shooting World Championship in Granada, Spain. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Gosper pleads for return of 1954 medal Kevan Gosper, the quarter-mile champion at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, recently discovered his prized medal was missing when he returned home from spinal surgery. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:45:00 GMT Australia lose final Worlds match to Italy VOLLEYBALL: Australia has had a disappointing finish to its 2014 Volleyball World Championships campaign, beaten by Italy in the battle to avoid the wooden spoon in their second round group. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:34:00 GMT Russell Mark ends sensational career SHOOTING: Six-time Olympian Russell Mark OAM has announced the end of an outstanding shooting career, choosing to retire after his Double Trap event at the 51st ISSF World Championship in Granada, Spain. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:49:00 GMT Brondello coaches Taylor and Phillips to WNBA crown BASKETBALL: Four-time Olympian Sandy Brondello claimed a slice of basketball history, becoming the first Australian coach to win a WNBA championship Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:05:00 GMT First Rio sailing spots secured SAILING: The Laser is the first boat class Australia has qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Tom Slingsby won the gold at London 2012 and also now the Australian Laser fleet is looking strong. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:56:00 GMT Potent performance delivers Australia's newest World Champion SHOOTING: Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist Warren Potent has won his first World Championship title, on the way to securing Australia’s first quota place for Rio 2016. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:28:00 GMT Women's Basketball World Champs Team named BASKETBALL: Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the Australian Team to compete at the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women in Turkey. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:59:00 GMT Bach meets with INTERPOL Secretary General IOC: International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble met today at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne to advance collaboration on the protection of sport from corruption, particularly the manipulation of competition through betting. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:26:00 GMT Aussie sailors chasing world titles and Olympic quotas SAILING: The 2014 ISAF World Championships is not only the biggest regatta of the year it also is where 50 per cent of all quota places for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be determined. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 23:26:00 GMT Aussies defeated in Turkish thriller BASKETBALL: Two three-pointers in the final minute has guided Turkey to a 65-64 win over the Australian Men's Basketball Team in the Round of 16 at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Barcelona this morning. Sun, 07 Sep 2014 15:45:00 GMT Graham Reid announced as Men's National Hockey Coach Senior Assistant Coach Graham Reid to step up to lead Australian men's hockey team to Rio Olympic Games Thu, 04 Sep 2014 02:32:00 GMT Buchanan to chair Sports Commission review of athletics ATHLETICS: Former national cricket coach John Buchanan will chair a wide-ranging Australian Sports Commission review into the troubled state of athletics in Australia. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:55:00 GMT 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 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 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 Golden four set to shine at Granada World Championship SHOOTING: Shooting Australia’s charge at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championship in Granada, Spain (6-20 September) will be led by four Glasgow Commonwealth Games champions. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 03:16:00 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