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. Fernon wins the world’s longest and toughest horse race in record time London 2012 Olympian Edward Fernon has added winning the gruelling Mongol Derby to his impressive list of achievements. Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:19:00 GMT Taste of Tokyo for sailing World Champions World Champion sailors, Rio Olympic silver medalists Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan, will get a precious taste of the 2020 Games environment when they contest the 470 Class Japan Championships at Enoshima, starting on Friday. Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:30:00 GMT Aussies through to Asia Cup semis The Australian men's basketball team have put a four-day break behind them to overcome China 97-71 in the FIBA Asia Cup quarter-finals, advancing to Saturday's semi-finals despite having just ten healthy men on the roster. Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:27:00 GMT Australian lifters ready to take on Asia’s best at Ashgabat 2017 In one month’s time, six up-and-coming Australian weightlifters will face Asia and Oceania’s best at the 2017 Asian Indoor Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:54:00 GMT State Memorial Service for Betty Cuthbert AM MBE Australian Olympic legend Betty Cuthbert will receive a State Memorial Service at 1pm on Monday 21 August at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:46:00 GMT Strong finish for Aussies at Asian Championships The Australian women’s volleyball team has finished the 2017 Asian Volleyball Championships in tenth place, a solid performance after the team’s sluggish start to the competition. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:35:00 GMT Coates pays tribute to Olympic great Betty Cuthbert Betty Cuthbert, the heroine of the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne – forever “our Golden Girl”! Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:14:00 GMT One year on from Burton's Sailing gold On this day one year ago Tom Burton pulled off a stunning victory in the medal race to claim gold in the men's Laser at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:45:00 GMT Vale Stephen Wooldridge It is with great sadness that the Australian Olympic Committee learnt of the passing of Olympic cyclist Stephen Wooldridge at the age of 39 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:26:00 GMT Lassila movie inspired Sally Pearson Sally Pearson has paid tribute to champion Australian aerials skier Lydia Lassila for inadvertently providing her with the motivation to coach herself - a decision which led to another major hurdles title in London on the weekend Tue, 15 Aug 2017 05:40:00 GMT Quarter-finals await for Aussies at the Asia Cup Completing a sweep of their group stage games with a 90-50 victory over Chinese Taipei, the Australian men's basketball team will now prepare for a quarter-final next Thursday. Mon, 14 Aug 2017 02:10:00 GMT Aussies medal in Laser and 49er at World Championship Test Event Australians have medalled in both the Laser and 49er classes at the 2017 Aarhus Sailing Week in Denmark overnight. Mon, 14 Aug 2017 01:20:00 GMT Record breaking Stevens Dani Stevens (NSW) has smashed the Oceania and Australian record for the women’s discus throw to win silver at the 2017 IAAF World Championships. Sun, 13 Aug 2017 22:28:00 GMT Sally Pearson is World Champion agin ally Pearson (Qld) is a champion once more, clocking 12.59 (w: +0.1) to win a stunning gold medal at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London (GBR). Sat, 12 Aug 2017 21:52:00 GMT A year on from Brennan's rowing gold at Rio 2016 365 days ago today, triple Olympian Kim Brennan completed her full set of Olympic medals when she won gold in the women's single scull at Rio 2016. Sat, 12 Aug 2017 21:28:00 GMT Stratton & Pearson shine on day eight in London Brooke Stratton (Vic) has delivered Australia’s best ever female result in the women’s long jump final on day eight of the 2017 IAAF World Championships, as Sally Pearson (Qld) sent a commanding message to her rivals by advancing to the 100m hurdles final as fastest. Sat, 12 Aug 2017 04:57:00 GMT Olympic foursome lead elites into Rotterdam World Championships Olympians Aaron Royle, Ryan Bailie, Ashleigh Gentle and Emma Jackson will spearhead an exciting eight-strong Australian elite triathlon team named today for next month’s ITU World Championship Grand Final in Rotterdam. Fri, 11 Aug 2017 01:44:00 GMT Mathews & Williamsz into 1500m semis Luke Mathews (Vic) has won his heat of the men’s 1500m to advance to the semi-final at London 2017, where he will be joined on the entry lists by his teammate Jordan Wiliamsz (Vic). Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:01:00 GMT Harrison and Stirling climb to new heights at World Games Before Sport Climbing makes its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, two Australian athletes had the chance to test themselves against the world’s best at the 2017 World Games in Wroclaw last month. Thu, 10 Aug 2017 22:39:00 GMT A start in the final beckons for LaCaze, Tiernan and Stratton at London 2017 Team Australia has impressed despite saturating conditions on day six of the 2017 IAAF World Championships, with all of Genevieve LaCaze (Vic), Patrick Tiernan (Qld) and Brooke Stratton (Vic) advancing to the final. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 22:46:00 GMT Rio Olympian Toomey crowned Fittest Woman in the World Having won silver two years running, Tia-Clair Toomey has been crowned the Fittest Women in the World at the 2017 CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin Wed, 09 Aug 2017 05:05:00 GMT Marschall soars to 7th in pole vault final Kurtis Marschall (SA) is now among the best vaulters in the world after placing 7th in the men’s pole vault final at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London (GBR). Tue, 08 Aug 2017 23:58:00 GMT Celebrating the 96th birthday of Australia's oldest living Olympian Today, 9 August, we celebrate the 96th birthday of Australia’s oldest living Summer Olympian, Catherine Onslow (née Pym), who competed in Fencing at the Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games. Tue, 08 Aug 2017 22:12:00 GMT Rough seas for Aussie 49ers at European Championship The final races at this year’s 49er European Championship were cancelled overnight in Kiel, due to winds gusting above 25 knots, leaving Australia’s David Gilmour and Joel Turner in second place overall. Mon, 07 Aug 2017 22:09:00 GMT Aaron Royle keeps Commonwealth Games hopes on track Rio Olympic triathlete Aaron Royle has kept his hopes of a second Commonwealth Games on track with a solid 12th place finish in today’s World Triathlon Series round in Montreal. Mon, 07 Aug 2017 05:11:00 GMT One year on from Skinner's Trap Gold On this day last year, Catherine Skinner became Australia’s fifth Olympic shooting gold medallist when she took out the women’s trap event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Sun, 06 Aug 2017 23:26:00 GMT Vale Betty Cuthbert The Australian Olympic Committee is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of Australia’s greatest ever Olympic athletes, Betty Cuthbert. Sun, 06 Aug 2017 22:55:00 GMT Roberts & Marschall bound for medal round at London 2017 Kelsey-Lee Roberts (ACT) and Kurtis Marschall (SA) will duel for medals at the 2017 IAAF World Championships. Sun, 06 Aug 2017 22:49:00 GMT Trengove delivers greatest Australian marathon performance The sun is shining in London (GBR) once more, with Jessica Trengove (SA) crossing a stunning ninth place in the women’s marathon on day three of the 2017 IAAF World Championships. Sun, 06 Aug 2017 22:29:00 GMT Golden Gentle claims victory in Montreal A last minute decision to start has paid golden dividends for Australia’s Ashleigh Gentle with a brilliant breakthrough victory in today’s ITU World Triathlon Series round in Montreal. Sun, 06 Aug 2017 02:18:00 GMT