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. Kneller appointed YOG Young Ambassador Australian dual winter Olympian Scott Kneller has been appointed as a Young Ambassador for the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:10:00 GMT LA joins 2024 race 2024: Los Angeles joined the race to win the 2024 Olympics after city leaders gave unanimous backing for a bid to stage the sporting extravaganza for a third time. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 22:38:00 GMT Australian cyclist Michael Rogers receives bronze medal Australian cyclist Michael Rogers has been presented with his 2004 Olympic bronze medal from the men’s individual time trial, 11 years after the event. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 03:59:00 GMT James eyes halfpipe only in 2018 Australian halfpipe rider Scotty James will follow the lead of an increasing number of snowboarders by concentrating on one event for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:28:00 GMT Stilnox ban introduced early for Rio athletes The Australian Olympic Committee’s ban on certain hypnotic medications, including stilnox, remains in place for next year’s Olympic Games in Rio and will come into effect earlier. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:12:00 GMT “Queen Yuna” reigns again over the Winter Youth Olympic Games The International Olympic Committee today announced South Korean figure skating legend Yuna Kim as the latest Ambassador to support the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games, which will take place from 12 to 21 February next year in Norway. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:21:00 GMT Coe beats Bubka to become IAAF president Britain's Sebastian Coe has beaten Sergey Bubka in a tight vote to become the new president of the IAAF. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:27:00 GMT Australian Ice Racing and Korean Skating Union reach agreement Australian Ice Racing and the Korean Skating Union have signed a landmark agreement that will see the two nations work together to share short track speed skating skills and expertise. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:34:00 GMT Burton and Boland await official selection for Lillehammer 2016 CROSS COUNTRY: Liam Burton and Lilly Boland are likely to have their youth Olympic dream realised after posting strong results at both the 2015 Australian Open and Junior Championships for Cross Country Skiing. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 23:28:00 GMT Best young winter talent chasing Lillehammer selection A host of young ski and snowboard athletes have been put to the test on and off the slopes as part of Ski and Snowboard Australia’s Futures Programs in recent weeks. Sun, 16 Aug 2015 00:25:00 GMT Nanjing athletes excelling one year on One year on from the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, Young Ambassador Jessica Fox and Chef de Mission Susie O'Neill look back with fond memories. Sat, 15 Aug 2015 21:00:00 GMT Youth engagement at the heart of Buenos Aires 2018 preparations International Olympic Committee’s Coordination Commission enthused by extensive plans to engage young people and innovate at Buenos Aires 2018. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 23:29:00 GMT Biathletes shooting for Youth Olympic selection The next crop of Australian biathlon stars will head into this weekend’s Australian Individual and Sprint Championships at Mt. Hotham with a little extra motivation. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 04:01:00 GMT Mondelēz International bring the joy to the Australian Olympic Team The Australian Olympic Committee is delighted to announce Mondelēz International have signed as the Official Chocolate, Candy, Biscuits and Spreads Partner of the Australian Olympic Team. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:44:00 GMT Sporting legends to support young athletes at Lillehammer 2016 The IOC today announced the list of 15 Athlete Role Models (ARMs) who will support the young athletes going to the 2nd Winter Youth Olympic Games from 12 to 21 February 2016 in Lillehammer, Norway. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 04:29:00 GMT Vander-Kuyp reflects 20 years on from record run On 11 August 1995 Kyle Vander-Kuyp set the Australian record for the 110m hurdles at the World Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden with his time of 13.29 seconds. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 05:51:00 GMT Rio Team Appeal launched in WA The WA Olympic Team Appeal has kicked off in style with an exclusive cocktail party held in the Office of the Premier. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 00:46:00 GMT Time to step up says Rio Team leader RIO 2016: Australian Team Leader Kitty Chiller, says it is time some other sports “stepped up” and won medals to ease the pressure on our swimmers. Wed, 05 Aug 2015 03:02:00 GMT 'Come With Us' on exciting journey to Rio Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:57:00 GMT Rio hopefuls can learn from Kapyla Club One year out from the Rio Olympic Games is a good time to reflect and recall the journey of Australia’s Olympians. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 06:06:00 GMT Men's Water polo team believe they can make semis The Australian men’s water polo team take on Greece tonight in a quarterfinal at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, aiming to qualify for their first semi final at this level in 17 years. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 03:20:00 GMT Aussies downed by Slovenia as Rio qualifiers approach The Australian men's basketball team have suffered a third straight loss on their European tour after going down 79-70 to 13th ranked Slovenia. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 01:07:00 GMT Larkin on course to emulate hero Welsh in 100M backstroke Australia may soon have a new men's backstroke legend with Mitch Larkin looking to emulate the achievements of his childhood idol Matt Welsh. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:05:00 GMT Aussie secure semi spot after close win over China The Australian women's water polo team have snagged a spot in the final four of the world championships in Russia after a nail-biting 12-10 penalty shootout win over China. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 23:40:00 GMT Records continue to tumble as Dolphins make splash in Kazan London Olympians Mitch Larkin and Jessica Ashwood have continued Australia’s record-breaking start to the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:03:00 GMT Dunkley-Smith switches to men's coxless four boat Olympic silver medallist Joshua Dunkley-Smith has been switched into the Australian men's coxless four for this month's world rowing championships to replace injured Alexander Lloyd. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:21:00 GMT Bach says wait for WADA investigation into athletics IOC President Thomas Bach says he has full confidence in the WADA investigation into widespread doping in track and field. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:08:00 GMT Weekend wrap - Monday 3 August As the countdown to Rio 2016 closes in on one year to go, Australians have been chasing Olympic qualification around the globe. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 02:40:00 GMT Sepp Blatter stands down from IOC The FIFA President, Sepp Blatter, is standing down from the International Olympic Committee. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 02:32:00 GMT South Sudan new member of the IOC The IOC now has 206 members after granting full recognition to South Sudan. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 02:15:00 GMT