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. Rio selection in sight for sibling pentathletes MODERN PENTATHLON: Early next week in Beijing there are two places at the Rio Olympic Games waiting to be claimed by the top male and female competitors from Oceania. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:56:00 GMT Gymnastics duo inspired by Mitchell for Rio Games For best friends Darcy Norman and Paige James, the Olympics is so close they can almost touch it. Fri, 29 May 2015 00:52:00 GMT Bogut takes on Dellavedova Australians Andrew Bogut and Matthew Dellavedova to face off after their teams Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers reached the NBA finals, Fri, 29 May 2015 00:17:00 GMT Bach urges FIFA to shed full light IOC: Thomas Bach has urged FIFA to co-operate fully with US authorities to shed full light on the corruption allegations facing football's governing body. Fri, 29 May 2015 00:02:00 GMT Kokkinakis ousts Tomic from French Open Thanasi Kokkinakis ousted seeded countryman Bernard Tomic and set up a third-round French Open showdown with Novak Djokovic. Fri, 29 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Australian coach confident of bold showing against Italy Australian coach Roberto Santilli believes the Volleyroos have a great opportunity to beat Italy in the opening round of the World League in Adelaide Thu, 28 May 2015 23:47:00 GMT Denmark World Cup 3 Preview The third and final ICF canoe sprint World Cup begins in Copenhagen, Denmark this weekend. Thu, 28 May 2015 23:42:00 GMT The boy who never thought he would leave Darwin As a young boy Joel Carroll never thought he would leave Darwin. Little did he know when he picked up his first hockey stick, it would be his ticket to the Olympic Games. Thu, 28 May 2015 07:19:00 GMT London memories calling Densham and McShane Olympic bronze medallist Erin Densham, and former Under 23 world champion Charlotte McShane will return to the scene of their greatest triumphs at the London ITU World Triathlon Series. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:33:00 GMT Caslick nominated for Women's Sevens Player of the Year For the second consecutive year, Australian Women’s Sevens star Charlotte Caslick has been shortlisted for the top individual honour in Women’s Sevens Rugby. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:29:00 GMT Glaetzer grabs sprint and Edmondson shines in rainbows The sprint and omnium competitions warmed up the Adelaide Super-drome as the five-day International Track Series (ITS) event got underway. Thu, 28 May 2015 01:11:00 GMT World at her feet as schoolgirl Chelsea Gubecka chases Rio dream At just 16-years-of-age Sunshine Coast schoolgirl Chelsea Gubecka will represent the Australian Dolphins Swim Team in the 10km open water event at her second FINA World Championships this July. Tue, 26 May 2015 07:32:00 GMT Battle for top archery spots heats up Four Australian men will battle it out at the second World Cup archery event in Turkey. Tue, 26 May 2015 07:27:00 GMT Diver to make Australian Flame debut in Beijing Victorian Sinead Diver, a 38-year-old mother-of-two, will make her debut for the Australian Flame at this year’s IAAF World Championships in Beijing (CHN). Tue, 26 May 2015 03:10:00 GMT Willett ignites Rio dream with 143 targets Current Junior World Record holder James Willett posted a world-class score of 143/150 targets at the Heydar Aliyev International Grand Prix. Mon, 25 May 2015 23:03:00 GMT Fit Laird ready to make up for lost time Nikki Laird and Mariafe Artacho del Solar are ready to tackle the first beach volleyball Grand Slam of the year in Moscow. Mon, 25 May 2015 22:52:00 GMT Birthday girl Emma McKeon comes of age at Japan Open Australian swim star Emma McKeon celebrated her 21st birthday in style in Tokyo – taking her Japan Open gold medal tally to four at the Tatsumi International Pool. Mon, 25 May 2015 01:37:00 GMT Weekend wrap - Monday 25 May With 439 days to go until the Rio Olympic Games, it was another fantastic weekend of Aussie Olympic sporting action, including the Aussie 7s women's side booking their tickets to Rio! Mon, 25 May 2015 00:23:00 GMT Qin and Mills battle China at Canada World Series Australian synchro pair Esther Qin and Samantha Mills have won silver in the three-metre springboard at the diving World Series event in Canada. Mon, 25 May 2015 00:05:00 GMT Wallace dominates ICF canoe sprint Duisburg World Cup Australia has scored three medals at the ICF canoe sprint World Cup in Duisburg, at the second World Cup this year. Sun, 24 May 2015 23:25:00 GMT Lauren Mitchell completes comeback dream Australia’s best ever gymnast, Lauren Mitchell, has claimed gold on the last day of women’s artistic competition in Melbourne. Sun, 24 May 2015 23:08:00 GMT Australia beats Hong Kong after shaky start Australia's women’s volleyball team celebrated the return of several of their best players with a four-set win over Hong Kong at the Asian Championships. Sun, 24 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT Magnussen to miss world title defence Defending 100m freestyle world champion James Magnussen will have immediate surgery on his injured shoulder and will miss the World Championships in Kazan, Russia in July. Sun, 24 May 2015 03:57:00 GMT Lewis wins boxing gold for Australia BOXING: Daniel Lewis has confirmed he will be one of Australia’s top medal prospects at this year’s World Boxing Championships, after winning gold at the Doha International Sun, 24 May 2015 03:05:00 GMT Rugby Sevens women qualify for Rio Olympics RUGBY: The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens team has qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympics. Sat, 23 May 2015 02:38:00 GMT Rio Ignite series concludes as the journey continues After six months, the final Road to Rio Ignite series has been held in Sydney featuring the Australian women's football team, as the journey to the 2016 Games moves to the next stage. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:30:00 GMT Australia continues to shuffle K4 gold medal boat Australia will continue to shuffle the crew in its Olympic gold medal boat, the men’s K4 1000, this weekend as it works to find the team to defend their title in Rio. Fri, 22 May 2015 04:42:00 GMT Gallant Volleyroos show fight against Korea The Australian women’s volleyball team has been beaten by Korea at the Asian Championships in China, but their form continues to impress. Fri, 22 May 2015 04:36:00 GMT Australia thrash Vietnam in World Cup warm-up FOOTBALL: The Australian women's football team will depart for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 on the back of a clinical 11-0 trouncing of Vietnam Thu, 21 May 2015 22:00:00 GMT John Coates re-elected as ICAS President The International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) has elected John Coates as President of ICAS for the period 2015-2018. Thu, 21 May 2015 21:25:00 GMT