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. Sydney welcomes home Rio 2016 heroes Welcome Home celebrations have kicked off in spectacular fashion with a massive crowd turning out to the Sydney Opera House to pay tribute to the amazing achievements of the Australian Olympic Team. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 23:52:00 GMT Rio Olympians elect four new members to IOC Athletes’ Commission Fri, 19 Aug 2016 03:31:00 GMT Tributes flow for Midget Farrally In a week when surfing was accepted as an Olympic sport, Australia lost a legend of the sport, Bernard “Midget” Farrelly. Mon, 08 Aug 2016 04:16:00 GMT Five new sports added for Tokyo 2020 IOC: The International Olympic Committee has voted to add five new sports to the Olympic programme for the 2020 Games in Tokyo. Wed, 03 Aug 2016 20:48:00 GMT Vale Forbes Carlile MBE The AOC has expressed deep sadness at the passing today of Australia’s first Olympic modern pentathlete (1952) and youngest Olympic coach (1948) Forbes Carlile MBE, aged 95. Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:37:00 GMT AOC Statement on Telstra decision The Australian Olympic Committee is disappointed at the decision by the Federal Court in the ruling against Telstra. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 18:12:00 GMT Vale Helen Joy Hardon It is with deep sadness that the Australian Olympic Team has a new oldest living Olympian after the passing of Helen Joy Hardon, who was a fencer at the Melbourne 1956. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:07:00 GMT Lassila to push for 5th Olympics in Pyeongchang Lydia Lassila has confirmed she'll make a tilt for a record-equalling fifth Winter Olympics, buoyed by a decision to build a $6 million training facility in Australia. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:23:00 GMT IOC Statement on IAAF Ruling on Russian Athletics Federation Sat, 18 Jun 2016 22:20:00 GMT AOC and Tallent back Russian athletics ban The Australian Olympic Committee and newly-crowned Olympic champion Jared Tallent have welcomed the decision to continue the ban on the Russian track and field team at the Rio Games. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 03:44:00 GMT Olympic royalty and corporate Australia come together for Rio Team Corporate Australia will be out in force this Saturday night as they throw their support behind the 2016 Australian Olympic Team at the Prime Minister’s Olympic Dinner in Melbourne. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 06:01:00 GMT Golden smile as Tallent finally receives Olympic gold Australian race walking champion Jared Tallent has been presented with the gold medal for the 50km walk at the 2012 London Olympic Games, at an official ceremony in Melbourne today. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 05:31:00 GMT Water ramp will be a ‘game changer’ for winter sports: Lassila Winter athletes will be able to perfect their aerial skills on a world class facility in Australia with a new multi-purpose water-ramp facility confirmed for Lennox Head in northern NSW. Tue, 14 Jun 2016 08:39:00 GMT Toyota drives Olympic sponsorship The Australian Olympic Committee today announced Toyota Australia has signed as the exclusive automotive partner of the Australian Olympic Team for this year’s Games in Rio de Janeiro and the PyeongChang Winter Games in 2018. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 02:15:00 GMT IOC Executive Board supports Tokyo 2020 new sports The IOC Executive Board has supported the proposal to add the package of five new sports to the Tokyo 2020 Games. Thu, 02 Jun 2016 07:51:00 GMT The IOC takes decisive action to protect the clean athletes The IOC takes decisive action to protect the clean athletes - doped athletes from Beijing, London and Sochi all targeted. Tue, 17 May 2016 22:47:00 GMT Date set for Tallent to receive London gold medal A date has been set for dual Olympian Jared Tallent to receive his Olympic gold medal for the London 2012 50km walk event. Sat, 07 May 2016 01:12:00 GMT Coates impressed with positive progress for Rio 2016 John Coates has told the AOC Annual General Meeting in Sydney that he is impressed with the progress in Rio Sat, 07 May 2016 00:17:00 GMT Coates introduces tighter controls to prevent child abuse Olympic sports will need to comply with tough new rules surrounding child abuse before their athletes can join an Australian Olympic Team. Fri, 06 May 2016 22:01:00 GMT Vale Merv Lincoln Outstanding middle distance runner Merv Lincoln (22 Nov 1933 – 1st May 2016) passed away after a long battle with alzheimers disease on Sunday. Tue, 03 May 2016 06:25:00 GMT 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