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. Glasgow goes green and gold: Blog COMM GAMES: The highlights of the #Glasgow2014 #Commonwealth Games from a distinctly Aussie point of view. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:37:00 GMT Aussies march in Glasgow COMM GAMES: AC/DC's Back in Black is hardly a marching tune, but it just seemed to fit when Australia's head banging athletes strode into Celtic Park to the rousing anthem as the Commonwealth Games officially got underway. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:23:00 GMT Emotional Tour stage victory for Rogers CYCLING: Riding in his 10th Tour de France, four-time Olympian Michael Rogers finally got his first stage victory in cycling's greatest race Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:00 GMT Team Australia drops out of America's Cup SAILING: Australia's hopes of reclaiming the coveted America's Cup trophy in 2017 are over with financial constraints forcing Team Australia's withdrawal from sailing's marquee event. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:19:00 GMT Two Bronze at Shanghai Diving World Cup Australian divers have performed superbly at the premiere diving event on the 2014 calendar picking up two bronze, two fourth places and several other finalists Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:19:00 GMT Rowe becomes equal fastest Australian ever ATHLETICS: Victorian middle-distance runner Alex Rowe has equalled the Australian men’s 800m national record at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco, matching the time of 1:44.40 set by Ralph Doubell when he won the gold medal at the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:23:00 GMT Australia promoted to World League Group One VOLLEYBALL: The Australian men's volleyball team has been rewarded for their outstanding return to the World League by being promoted to Group One for 2015 Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:18:00 GMT Olympic Summit gives full support to Olympic Agenda 2020 IOC: Leading representatives of the Olympic Movement met in Lausanne today, with the Olympic Agenda 2020 process central to their discussions. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 23:06:00 GMT Volleyroos fall in tough four set battle VOLLEYBALL: Australia has lost its first match of the Volleyball World League finals in Italy, beaten in four sets by the United States. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:51:00 GMT Volleyroos ready for the best VOLLEYBALL: Australia will be missing three of their Olympic stars when they take on the United States tomorrow morning (Australian time) in their first match of the Volleyball World League finals in Italy. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT Scott leads at start of golf's Olympic countdown The International Golf Federation has announced the qualification system for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where the sport will make its return for the first time since St Louis 1904. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 06:21:00 GMT Basketball World Cup squad named BASKETBALL: Some of the game’s biggest names have been included in the Australian 17-man squad for the road to the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain, tipping off in late August. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:07:00 GMT 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Under the guidance of Olympic Champion Susie O’Neill, 89 Australian teenagers will travel to Nanjing, China to represent the green and gold at the second summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) to be held 16- 28 August 2014. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:29:00 GMT Volleyroos arrive in Italy ahead of World League final VOLLEYBALL: Less than 48 hours after pulling off one of the biggest wins in Australian volleyball history, the Volleyroos have arrived in Italy to contest the World League finals with the best five teams in the world. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:15:00 GMT Bertrand congratulates Thorpe SWIMMING: Swimming Australia President John Bertrand, on behalf of the board and the Australian swimming community, has congratulated Ian Thorpe, on his courageous interview with Sir Michael Parkinson on Network Ten last night. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 23:40:00 GMT Three Aussies bronzed in Glasgow warm up ATHLETICS: Olympic champion Sally Pearson, discus thrower Dani Samuels and 400m hurdler Lauren Wells have each won a bronze medal at the British Athletics Grand Prix in Glasgow. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 23:13:00 GMT Australia claims three silver medals at Rowing World Cup ROWING: The Australian Rowing Team claimed three silver medals on the final day of World Rowing Cup III in Lucerne, Switzerland yesterday (13 July). Sun, 13 Jul 2014 23:07:00 GMT Olympics 'top priority' after Cup - IOC IOC: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach today received strong support from Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff for the successful delivery of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:57:00 GMT Snowsill calls time on triathlon career TRIATHLON: Australia's sole Olympic triathlon champion Emma Snowsill has officially called time on her storied career. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 03:53:00 GMT Volleyroos aim high at World League VOLLEYBALL: Volleyball superstar Aidan Zingel wants to make the most of Australia's first World League appearance in 15 years. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:08:00 GMT Aussies at Wimbledon TENNIS: Updates on the Australian contingent competing at Wimbledon. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:11:00 GMT Successful first visit for IOC Coordination Commission to Tokyo TOKYO 2020: The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games today successfully concluded its first visit to the 2020 Olympic host city of Tokyo (25-27 June). Mon, 30 Jun 2014 04:08:00 GMT Liam De Young retires HOCKEY: Olympic gold medallist Liam De Young, one of the most decorated players in Australian hockey, has announced his retirement from the Kookaburras after 312 appearances. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 04:30:00 GMT AIS investment continues to target international success AIS: The Australian Institute of Sport continued its focus on investing in sports with the greatest potential to deliver international success at the announcement of its annual investment allocations to sports today. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:00:00 GMT Hockey teams named to defend crowns HOCKEY: The Australian Commonwealth Games Association has announced the Australian men’s and women’s hockey teams nominated by Hockey Australia for the Commonwealth Games, which begin next month in Glasgow. Both teams are looking to defend the titles won four years ago. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 02:16:00 GMT IOC President joins thousands worldwide in Olympic Day celebrations IOC: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach got very much into the spirit of Olympic Day today, addressing over 1,000 runners in a 5.2 km run before hosting Olympic Day celebrations at the IOC headquarters, where he called on people around the world to get physically active and Mon, 23 Jun 2014 23:09:00 GMT Aussies outclassed by Spaniards FOOTBALL: Australia signed off from the World Cup with a 3-0 loss to a classy Spain thanks to goals from A-League bound David Villa, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:43:00 GMT AOC unveils new online motivational tool Australian Olympians aim to motivate school students across Australia in a new online video resource produced by the AOC. Sun, 22 Jun 2014 23:14:00 GMT Australia still sits top of World Rowing Cup table ROWING: The victors of World Rowing Cup I, Sally Kehoe and Olympia Aldersey, continued their winning ways yesterday by securing gold for Australia in the final of the Women’s Double Sculls at World Rowing Cup II in Aiguebelette, France. Sun, 22 Jun 2014 23:07:00 GMT Aussie men beat Canada in world volleyball VOLLEYBALL: The Australian men's volleyball team has come from two sets to love down to pull off a stunning victory over Canada in their World League match in Edmonton. Sun, 22 Jun 2014 21:27:00 GMT