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Victorian Govt.contributes $575000 to the 2016 Australian Olympic Team RIO: The Victorian Olympic Council today announced it has received $575,000 in funding from the Victorian Government to support the athletes representing Australia at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/victorian-govt-contributes-575000-to-the-2016-australian-olympic-team Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:46:00 GMT Watts one step from world boxing medal Boxing: Commonwealth Games champion Shelley Watts is one fight away from a Women's World Championship boxing medal http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/watts-one-step-from-world-boxing-medal Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:58:00 GMT Indigenous heritage recognised in AOC Constitution The Australian Olympic Committee is changing its constitution to recognise our indigenous heritage, has updated one of the Team values and is putting more practical support behind the Cathy Freeman Foundation. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/indigenous-heritage-recognised-in-aoc-constitution Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:03:00 GMT Tokyo looks to slash $1.7b from Games TOKYO 2020: Tokyo is looking to slash the price tag for the 2020 Summer Olympics by $US1.7 billion ($A1.84 billion) through scrapping or scaling back plans to build new facilities amid fears over spiralling costs. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/tokyo-looks-to-slash-1-7b-from-games Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:38:00 GMT Times are a changing: Rio Swimming and Athletics schedules given a shake up RIO 2016: Swimmers could have their worlds spun upside down with the release of a proposed midnight finish for swimming finals at the Rio Olympic Games, while athletics finals will return to the morning for the first time since Seoul 1988. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/times-are-a-changing-rio-swimming-and-athletics-schedules-given-a-shake-up Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:02:00 GMT The Rio dream ignited by legends RIO2016: There was a buzz in the air, a steely determination and plenty of laughs at the first IGNITE session for Australia's Rio 2016 Olympic hopefuls in Sydney. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/the-rio-dream-ignited-by-legends Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:55:00 GMT Aussie Fox helps shape Agenda 2020 IOC: Australian Olympic kayaker Jessica Fox has played a part in the launch of Agenda 2020- the International Olympic Committee’s road map for the future of the Games. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/aussie-fox-helps-shape-agenda-2020 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:14:00 GMT Olympic Agenda 2020: Strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement unveiled IOC: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach today revealed the 40 proposals that make up Olympic Agenda 2020, a strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement, which will be discussed and voted on by the full IOC membership at the 127th IOC Session this 8 and 9 Decembe http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/olympic-agenda-2020-strategic-roadmap-for-the-future-of-the-olympic-movement-unveiled Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:34:00 GMT AOC Launches Road to Rio Program RIO 2016: Some 21 months out from the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, the Australian Olympic Committee today launched Road to Rio: IGNITE in Sydney. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/aoc-launches-road-to-rio-program Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:49:00 GMT Parliament approves anti-doping code to align with world authority DOPING: Australia's anti-doping body will be given boosted powers to crack down on drugs in sport. Legislation to bring ASADA in line with the WADA cleared parliament on Monday. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/parliament-approves-anti-doping-code-to-align-with-world-authority Mon, 17 Nov 2014 03:10:00 GMT Champions Trophy squad named HOCKEY: Head Coach Graham Reid has handed Champions Trophy call-ups to youngsters Tom Craig, Matthew Dawson and Flynn Ogilvie as Australia’s men’s hockey team heads to India to defend the title it won on home turf in Melbourne in 2012. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/champions-trophy-squad-named Mon, 17 Nov 2014 01:17:00 GMT Tanner elected AIBA Vice President for Oceania Boxing Australia President, Ted Tanner was elected and appointed as the Vice President for Oceania at the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) 2014 Congress. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/tanner-elected-aiba-vice-president-for-oceania Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:23:00 GMT Manson wins Adelaide International Eventing EQUESTRIAN: Young West Australian rider Jessica Manson has won her first FEI Classics Australian International CCI4*. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/manson-wins-adelaide-international-eventing Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:35:00 GMT WADA against jail terms for athletes DOPING: The World Anti-Doping Agency says it is against the imposition of criminal sanctions on cheating athletes despite a tougher code that will come into effect on January 1. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/wada-against-jail-terms-for-athletes Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:11:00 GMT Australia win women’s Oceania title on Manly Beach BEACH VOLL: Australia claimed the women's Oceania Beach Volleyball crown at Manly Beach on the weekend, with New Zealand too strong in the men's tournament. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/australia-win-women-s-oceania-title-on-manly-beach Sun, 16 Nov 2014 22:26:00 GMT Boxing women chasing World Champs medal BOXING: Australia will be represented by a high quality team when the Women’s World Boxing Championships get underway in South Korea this weekend. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/boxing-women-chasing-world-champs-medal Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:36:00 GMT Charlesworth honoured with World's Best Award Ric Charlesworth AM has been crowned the inaugural recipient of the AIS World’s Best Award for his outstanding contribution as an Olympic and Commonwealth Games hockey player, coach and leader. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/charlesworth-honoured-with-world-s-best-award Thu, 13 Nov 2014 01:43:00 GMT Olympic medallist Jane Moran retires WATER POLO: London Olympic Bronze medallist Jane Moran has retired from international competition following 168 tests for the Aussie Stingers and 10 years at the top of the sport. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/olympic-medallist-jane-moran-retires Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:36:00 GMT Shirley honoured with IAAF Hall of Fame induction ATHLETICS: Australian triple Olympic gold medallist Shirley Strickland de la Hunty AO MBE has been afforded international athletics’ highest honour http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/shirley-honoured-with-iaaf-hall-of-fame-induction Wed, 12 Nov 2014 03:41:00 GMT World Class to World Best RIO 2016: Being competition ready and in the right mindset for the Rio Games in 2016 are the themes of Australia's third annual high performance sports conference - World Class to World Best. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/world-class-to-world-best Tue, 11 Nov 2014 22:51:00 GMT Lockett sixth as Aussies race World Cup opener SHORT-TRACK: Deanna Lockett has finished with two top-10 performances to lead the Australian charge at the opening event of the new World Cup season. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/lockett-sixth-as-aussies-race-world-cup-opener Tue, 11 Nov 2014 06:25:00 GMT Aussies start World Cup Series with a bang CYCLING - TRACK: Matthew Glaetzer's (SA) men's sprint gold and third fastest 'Flying 200m' in history punctuated a successful start for Australia to the 2014/15 UCI Track World Cup Series. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/aussies-start-world-cup-series-with-a-bang Mon, 10 Nov 2014 06:02:00 GMT Australia excels in Finals at Trampoline World Championship GYMNASTICS - TRAMPOLINE: Australia has finished its run on a high at the 30th Trampoline and Tumbling World Championships in Daytona Beach, Florida, with star athletes finishing seventh in the men's individual trampoline final, and fifth in the women's double-mini trampoline final. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/australia-excels-in-finals-at-trampoline-world-championship Sun, 09 Nov 2014 16:12:00 GMT World Short Course team named SWIMMING: Three rookies will join 11 members of Australia’s successful Commonwealth Games team and seven Olympians in a 20-strong Australian Swim Team named tonight for next month’s FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships in Doha (December 3-7). http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/world-short-course-team-named Sun, 09 Nov 2014 07:03:00 GMT Combating child abuse a high priority - Coates AOC: All coaches, staff and officials must undergo a mandatory Working with Children Check before they can join the Australian Olympic Team at the 2016 Rio Games. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/combating-child-abuse-a-high-priority-coates Sat, 08 Nov 2014 23:04:00 GMT Acason leads strong-women for one last tilt WEIGHTLIFTING: Two-time Olympian Deborah Acason (nee Lovely) heads a 7-strong Australian team at the World Weightlifting Championships in Kazakhstan beginning this weekend. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/acason-leads-strong-women-for-one-last-tilt Fri, 07 Nov 2014 05:53:00 GMT The Edge: A home away from home RIO 2016: The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has a new home in Rio de Janeiro- The Edge. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/the-edge-a-home-away-from-home Thu, 06 Nov 2014 22:56:00 GMT Footballers named on Road to Rio FOOTBALL: Olyroos Head Coach Aurelio Vidmar today named a 22-man squad to play high profile matches against Brazil, China PR and Korea Republic in a Four-Nation International Friendly tournament in Wuhan, China from 14-18 November 2014. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/footballers-named-on-road-to-rio Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:58:00 GMT Rio medals will be recycled RIO 2016: The Brazilian Mint will produce the objects most desired by the world's top athletes in the next few years – the medals that will be awarded at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/rio-medals-will-be-recycled Tue, 04 Nov 2014 23:50:00 GMT Swimming stars unite for Short Course Nationals SWIMMING: The best swimmers from across Australia will come together at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre in Adelaide for the 2014 Australian Short Course Championships. http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/swimming-stars-unite-for-short-course-nationals Tue, 04 Nov 2014 22:41:00 GMT