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. Olympic Order awarded to Helen Brownlee The Vice President of the AOC, Helen Brownlee, has been awarded the Olympic Order for her contribution to world sport and her dedication to upholding the Olympic ideals. Tue, 05 May 2015 03:09:00 GMT Record at Ropati-Frost's fingertips Australian weightlifter Erika Ropati-Frost is on a mission to lift double her body weight. Mon, 04 May 2015 06:02:00 GMT Weekend wrap - 4 May 2015 With 459 days to go until the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, it was another huge weekend on the road to Rio, including athletics and water polo athletes in action. Mon, 04 May 2015 01:12:00 GMT Athletics World Relays wrap The Australian men’s 4x800m relay team claimed bronze and the women’s 4x400m squad all but ensured automatic qualification to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the IAAF World Relays. Mon, 04 May 2015 00:06:00 GMT Basketball oceania qualifier venue confirmed Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena has been confirmed as the venue for Australia's home Oceania basketball championships match against New Zealand. Sun, 03 May 2015 23:02:00 GMT Buchanan goes back-to-back as Frieswyk upsets World Champ World number one Caroline Buchanan and rising star Corey Frieswyk have claimed the elite titles at the Subaru BMX National Championships at the Sleeman Sports Complex in Brisbane. Sun, 03 May 2015 12:18:00 GMT Aussie Stingers beaten by USA in grandstand gold medal final The USA women’s water polo team have denied Australia the gold medal and back to back titles at the FINA World League Intercontinental tournament in Auckland, New Zealand. Sun, 03 May 2015 12:06:00 GMT Lowery wins Sydney International CCI3 New South Wales rider Elizabeth Lowery has won her first major three day event, taking out the Sydney International CCI3* at the International Equestrian Centre on Sunday Sun, 03 May 2015 00:13:00 GMT Kookaburras secure massive 7-0 victory over Korea Aussie Kookaburras secure a 7-0 victory over Korea in their second match of the men’s International Challenge in Hobart Sun, 03 May 2015 00:01:00 GMT Aussies defeat Pakistan in opener of Hobart Hockey International Challenge The Kookaburras took to the field in their opening match of the men’s Hobart International Challenge against Pakistan on Saturday afternoon, defeating their opponents 6-0 Sat, 02 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Watts made to work for Australian title Australia's premiere female boxer, Shelley Watts, has won the women's 64kg gold medal at the Australian National Championships on the Gold Coast - but she was made to work for it. Fri, 01 May 2015 23:54:00 GMT Lack of ring time no concern for Watts Commonwealth Games gold medalist Shelley Watts will box for gold on Saturday at the Australian National Championships on the Gold Coast, but it hasn’t been the preparation she was expecting. Fri, 01 May 2015 11:23:00 GMT Mitcham wears gold again Despite limited preparation Matthew Mitcham has claimed another national diving title, winning the 1-metre springboard final at the Australian Open Diving Championships. Fri, 01 May 2015 06:37:00 GMT Archery's fantastic four fight to become terrific three Ryan Tyack, Matt Gray, Taylor Worth and Alec Potts will compete at this year's first Archery World Cup, a key step on the road to the Rio Olympics. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:55:00 GMT Open water swimmers look to Rio Australian Open Water 10km champions Melissa Gorman and Jarrod Poort will take a step towards Rio Olympic qualification at the FINA Open Water World Cup. Fri, 01 May 2015 02:40:00 GMT Lillehammer 2016 putting IOC Olympic Agenda 2020 into action Fri, 01 May 2015 01:13:00 GMT Cairns and Reynolds take Oceania BMX titles as weather plays havoc Rio Olympic hopefuls Max Cairns and Lauren Reynolds took out the elite Oceania titles as torrential rain forced the BMX National Championships to be cut short. Fri, 01 May 2015 01:08:00 GMT Lewis looks to dominate Boxing Nationals Daniel Lewis has claimed an early win at this week's Boxing Nationals, after missing out on a chance to claim a Commonwealth Games medal last year. Fri, 01 May 2015 00:42:00 GMT Peel and James crowned Snowsports Athlete of the Year World Championship gold medals have secured aerial skier Laura Peel and snowboarder Scotty James the joint title of Australia’s Snowsports Athlete of the Year. Fri, 01 May 2015 00:34:00 GMT Bach enthusiastic for Brisbane and rules out joint city bid 2028 BID: IOC President Thomas Bach has ruled out a joint bid from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane for the 2028 Olympic Games but remains enthusiastic for a Brisbane bid that would encompass the region of south-east Queensland. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 07:47:00 GMT Aussie Stingers scrape past Canada, set up clash with Brazil The Aussie Stingers have edged out Canada 5-4 to finish atop their group, and set up a clash with Brazil in the quarterfinal round of the FINA World League Intercontinental tournament. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 07:14:00 GMT Social wrap: IOC President Thomas Bach visits Australia Catch up on the social coverage of IOC President Thomas Bach's visit to Australia. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 06:47:00 GMT Rio hopefuls set for Sydney International Horse Trials One of Australia’s premier equestrian events The Sydney International Horse Trials is set to take place, with world class athletes in action over three days. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 06:32:00 GMT Keeney snatches gold in final dive Perth teenager Maddison Keeney left it to her final dive to snatch gold in the women’s 1-metre springboard final at the Australian Open Diving Championships. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:57:00 GMT Rio 2016 the prize at IAAF World Relays Australian teams will duel for automatic qualification to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the IAAF World Relays in Nassau (NAH). Thu, 30 Apr 2015 01:42:00 GMT Olympic hockey player Russell Ford retires Olympian Russell Ford has announced his retirement from international hockey after 158 appearances for the Kookaburras in a decade-long career. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 23:44:00 GMT Mitcham ready for one last Olympic tilt Matthew Mitcham returns to competition at the Australian Open Diving Championships. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 23:37:00 GMT Aussie Stingers down New Zealand at FINA World League Aussie Stingers have defeated New Zealand 10-2 in their second game at the FINA World League Intercontinental tournament in Auckland New Zealand. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 23:15:00 GMT Watts, Parker shine at Boxing Nationals Spectators impressed with the the present and the future of women’s boxing in Australia were on show at the National Championships on the Gold Coast. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 23:07:00 GMT Bach ‘very satisfied’ with ‘emotional’ day in Australia AOC: IOC President Thomas Bach had not been to Australia since the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and it took no time at all to ‘really feel at home again amongst friends’. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:13:00 GMT