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. Matt Graham crowned athlete of the year Matt Graham has taken out the 2016 Ski and Snowboard Australia Athlete of the Year award after an outstanding season, which saw him finish second overall in this season's Moguls World Cup. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:44:00 GMT Michael Rogers announces retirement Athens 2004 bronze medallist Michael Rogers has announced his retirement from professional cycling today following the recent progression of a congenital heart condition. Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:26:00 GMT Tougher rules needed to combat child abuse - Coates The President of the Australian Olympic Committee, John Coates, believes the problem of child abuse should be elevated to the same status as doping. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 07:23:00 GMT Australia steers IOC on athlete abuse The AOC is leading an international push to protect young athletes from bullying and sexual predators, a royal commission has been told. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 02:12:00 GMT Justice finally prevails for Jared Tallent Jared Tallent looks set to finally be awarded the 50km walk gold medal from the London Olympic Games, with CAS disqualifying the result of Russian Sergey Kirdyapkin. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 12:35:00 GMT CAS upholds IAAF appeals against Russian athletes The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld six appeals filed by the IAAF against Russian athletes. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 10:21:00 GMT Kinsela giving back to next generation Dual Olympian John Kinsela is giving back to the youth of Australia after competing at two Olympics and serving his country at war. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 05:06:00 GMT VALE Pat Geraghty The Australian Olympic Committee is saddened to learn of the passing of Pat Geraghty. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 04:46:00 GMT Tallent should learn fate of London Olympic gold medal Australian race walker Jared Tallent could learn this week if his silver medal at the London Olympic Games will be elevated to gold. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 02:03:00 GMT Brockhoff and Pullin both win World Cup Gold It’s been an historic night with Belle Brockhoff and Alex “Chumpy” Pullin winning the Women’s and Men’s World Cup Snowboard Cross gold medals at the season ending event in Spain. Sun, 20 Mar 2016 21:54:00 GMT David Crawshay announces retirement from international rowing Australian Rowing Team member and Beijing 2008 Olympic gold medal-winning athlete, David Crawshay, has formally announced his retirement from international rowing. Sun, 20 Mar 2016 04:25:00 GMT Coates to assist the child abuse Royal Commission AOC President John Coates has been invited to appear before the Royal Commission into child abuse to outline the AOC's strict child protection policies. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 03:07:00 GMT Aussie moguls skier eyes Games gold Matt Graham's preparations for back-to-back ski seasons began with a broken arm after falling over a fence. Sun, 13 Mar 2016 22:09:00 GMT Sport provides refugee with a new beginning in Australia Arash Arian arrived in Australia in 2010 on a small boat after fleeing Afghanistan. He had no family, he could not speak English, Arash knew no-one. Wed, 09 Mar 2016 00:33:00 GMT Olympians and Paralympians bring inclusive message to historic Mardi Gras The 2016 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Saturday will be the first time a float full of Olympians, Paralympians and their supporters has been entered in the annual event Thu, 03 Mar 2016 23:57:00 GMT Vale Sarah Tait Champion rower, Sarah Tait, has lost her battle with cancer and passed away. Wed, 02 Mar 2016 22:59:00 GMT Experience of a lifetime for 17 Aussies at Lillehammer 2016 17 Aussie athletes represented the green and gold with pride both on and off the ice and snow at the Lillehammer 2016 Youth Winter Olympic Games. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 00:02:00 GMT Day 8 Wrap: Fifth medal and Closing Flag bearer announced Sat, 20 Feb 2016 22:32:00 GMT Record five medals at Youth Olympics with Zali to carry flag Sat, 20 Feb 2016 20:28:00 GMT Moore skates to silver in mixed nation relay Australian short track speed skater Julia Moore has won a silver medal at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Norway playing her part in the mixed nation relay. Sat, 20 Feb 2016 16:08:00 GMT Aussies test hockey skills in outdoor game Australian Ice Hockey Skills players Madison Poole and Jake Riley managed to put their skills to the test in a mixed nation games at the Lillehammer Youth Olympics. Fri, 19 Feb 2016 21:03:00 GMT Day 8 preview: Moore closes competition for Aussies in Lillehammer Australian short track speed skater will be the last Aussie to compete in the green and gold at the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Fri, 19 Feb 2016 16:57:00 GMT Day 7 Wrap: Aussies fly high in Lillehammer Four Aussies hit the Lillehammer snow as the second Winter Youth Olympic Games nears its end. Fri, 19 Feb 2016 16:34:00 GMT Waddell goes close to landing his slopestyle run Cam Waddell came so close to landing his slopestyle run but a slight slip up saw him finish 13th in his main event at the Lillehammer 2016 Games. Fri, 19 Feb 2016 15:17:00 GMT Mullins just misses slopestyle medal Australian slopestyle rider Mahalah Mullins has gone within 2.5 points of a medal at the Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Games, finishing fifth after her two runs at Hafjell Freepark. Fri, 19 Feb 2016 10:58:00 GMT Muhlen's alpine campaign comes to close in Lillehammer Louis Muhlen has finished his Lillehammer 2016 campaign with an unfortunate DNF in the slalom at Hafjell Olympic Slope. Fri, 19 Feb 2016 10:01:00 GMT Day 7 preview: Four Aussies ready to charge in Lillehammer Four Aussies will wrap up their Lillehammer 2016 campaign in Hafjell on Day 7. Thu, 18 Feb 2016 21:28:00 GMT Day 6 Wrap: Mixed results for Aussie athletes Three Aussies were action across two sports in Lillehammer. Thu, 18 Feb 2016 20:31:00 GMT Fantastic top 30s for cross country skiers Liam Burton and Lilly Boland have saved their best for last at the Youth Olympic Games in Norway to ski great distance races on the final day of cross country skiing. Thu, 18 Feb 2016 13:51:00 GMT Parker wraps up alpine competition Katie Parker has unfortunately finished her Lillehammer 2016 campaign with a DNF in the slalom event at the Hafjell Olympic Slope. Thu, 18 Feb 2016 10:45:00 GMT