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. Snowboarders seeking some Solitude The Australian Snowboard Cross Team is mix of experience and youth, inspired in many instances by two-time Olympian and World Champion Alex “Chumpy” Pullin, Sochi Olympian and current world cup leader Belle Brockhoff, and X Games champion Jarryd Hughes. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:27:00 GMT Aussie Athletes hit the ranking heights Not since 2006 has Australia held such a strong position in world athletics, with 11 Australian athletes holding global top-10 positions in their chosen events. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:48:00 GMT World Cup medals perfect way to kick off the new year The first World Cups of 2017 saw Australian athletes competing in seven different events around the globe. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:39:00 GMT Silver Scott takes top world ranking Being first to jump in the Aerial Skiing World Cup Final in Lake Placid didn’t phase Danielle Scott who opened up the medal round with a smooth back double full full, scoring 92 points, taking silver and moving into outright world number one after an exciting day’s competition for all the Australian Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:39:00 GMT Strong return a highlight for Henshaw He may have missed qualifying for the final, but Friday's opening world cup of the slopestyle skiing season was about far much more than that for Russ Henshaw. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 22:47:00 GMT Cox makes it back-to-back World Cup wins Mogul skier Britt Cox has fulfilled her goal by retaining the coveted ‘yellow bib’ after winning her second World Cup in Mogul Skiing in Lake Placid, USA this morning, making it back-to-back golds having won in Ruka, Finland in December. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:36:00 GMT A partnership agreement between the AOC and ASC The President of the AOC, John Coates AC has today responded to a proposal received 21 December 2016 from ASC Chair, John Wylie AM for a partnership agreement between their two bodies. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 04:57:00 GMT Fox and Borrows overcome hurdles to national slalom victories Two-time Olympic medallist Jessica Fox has overcome a severe throat infection and Rio Olympian Ian Borrows a limited preparation to post wins on the final day of the Australian National Slalom Championships at Penrith. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 04:18:00 GMT Sapporo experience invaluable for Aussie athletes Becoming accustomed to the atmosphere in an Olympic Village at the February Asian Winter Games will provide invaluable experience for emerging and seasoned athletes. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 03:17:00 GMT Action packed weekend for Aussie winter sport stars The all-important World Cup events heat up again this weekend as the Aussies fly the flag in a host of winter sports. Snowboard slopestyle athlete Jessica Rich kicks off proceedings in Kreischberg, Austria on Friday evening at 6.45pm AEDT while Ski slopestyle star Russ Henshaw competes in Font Romeu Thu, 12 Jan 2017 23:56:00 GMT Relaxed Rich ready for Austria World Cup Despite having only made two appearances on the World Cup circuit, Jess Rich is ready to prove why she’s Australia’s best slopestyle snowboarder in Kreischberg this weekend. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 23:01:00 GMT Bawden not giving up the green and gold After three Olympics spread over 16 years and involving two different sports, one might expect Australian beach volleyballer Louise Bawden might be happy to put her feet up for a while. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 04:49:00 GMT Olympians challenged on day two of Australian slalom nationals Experienced campaigner Rosalyn Lawrence has thrown down the gauntlet to two-time Olympic medallist, Jessica Fox, in the K1 event at the Australian National Slalom Championships in Sydney. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 04:06:00 GMT Nitro Team Australia team confirmed An Australian team full of young guns and rising stars are relishing the opportunity to take on Usain Bolt and his international band of super stars at the inaugural Nitro Athletics Melbourne. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 23:34:00 GMT Aerial Team flying into third World Cup Australia’s Flying Kangaroos Danielle Scott, Laura Peel, Samantha Wells, Lydia Lassila and Dave Morris have arrived in Lake Placid, USA ready for the third Aerial Skiing World Cup, which kicks off with qualifying just before 7am on Sunday, January 15 (AEDT). Wed, 11 Jan 2017 23:29:00 GMT Rio unveils Wall of Champions as Brazil reveales record tourist boost The Brazilian Ministry of Tourism has confirmed that the Rio 2016 Olympic Games helped the country achieve record tourism figures last year. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 23:10:00 GMT Thumbs up for new PyeongChang venue Last month the world was given its first glimpse into one of PyeongChang’s brand new Winter Olympic venues ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:54:00 GMT All systems go as Lydia returns to competition Dual Olympic medallist Lydia Lassila will compete in her first event, since her Sochi bronze medal in 2014, this weekend at the Aerials World Cup in Lake Placid, USA. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:53:00 GMT Aussie surfing duo win World Junior Championship Australian surfing duo Ethan Ewing and Macy Callaghan have capped off their stellar competitive seasons, taking out the World Junior Championship in Kiama, NSW. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:55:00 GMT Henshaw’s return to the World Cup circuit It may be a dangerous sport, but nothing will stop slopestyle skier Russ Henshaw from competing at the first major event of the new year. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 03:03:00 GMT Fox heads Olympic athletes at slalom nationals this week Australia’s entire 2016 Olympic slalom squad will have their first competition of the year this week when they contest the 2017 National Championships at the Penrith Whitewater Stadium in Sydney. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 01:32:00 GMT Aussie biathletes tackle round two of Italian sprint series Four young Aussie biathletes have taken to the second set of sprint races at the IBU Cup 4 event in Martell, Italy. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 03:18:00 GMT Meares returns for public race in Adelaide Australian cycling great Anna Meares may have retired from professional riding but she will be back on the bike for a public ride through the Adelaide Hills in the Tour Down Under. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 02:04:00 GMT Aussies post great results on Skeleton tracks Australia’s top skeleton athletes were in action this weekend, lacing up their spikes and competing on two different sides of the globe. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 01:13:00 GMT Scotson and Garfoot claim national road race crowns In the first week of his professional career BMC Racing Team's Miles Scotson stole a late charge on a select group to claim the green and gold jersey, in a thrilling finish at the 2017 Cycling Australia Road National Championships. Sun, 08 Jan 2017 06:37:00 GMT Stellar start to the new year for Small Sochi 2014 Olympian Greta Small has kicked off the new year in spectacular fashion with a series of strong results in France. Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:18:00 GMT Nine things you didn't know about: Cam Bolton Get to know Sochi 2014 Olympian, Cam Bolton, a snowboard cross rider who is looking to make his second Olympic appearance at the Pyeongchang 2018 Games. Thu, 05 Jan 2017 22:05:00 GMT Garfoot and Dennis defend national time trial titles Rohan Dennis and Katrin Garfoot have both held onto their national time trial titles for the second year in a row. Thu, 05 Jan 2017 05:19:00 GMT 400 days until PyeongChang 2018 If the past couple of months are anything to go by, that time will fly by for our Australian athletes vying for their position to compete at the biggest winter sports event in the world. Thu, 05 Jan 2017 03:37:00 GMT Coates recognised in top 5 influential Olympic figures The President of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), John Coates, has featured near the top of an international poll recognising world leaders and influential sporting figures. Thu, 05 Jan 2017 03:07:00 GMT