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. Friends to race off for Youth Olympics spot Two young speed skaters will put friendships to one side as they prepare to race off for a spot at next year’s Winter Youth Olympic Games (WYOG) taking place in Lillehammer from 12 – 21 February. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 06:39:00 GMT Lillehammer 2016 “rocking the Youth Olympic Games” With just under 130 days to go to the Lillehammer Youth Games, local organisers have presented their final preparations to the IOC Coordination Commission. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 23:10:00 GMT Miles Stewart appointed as new CEO of Triathlon Australia Sydney Olympian and former ITU World Champion Miles Stewart has been appointed the new CEO of Triathlon Australia Thu, 01 Oct 2015 03:51:00 GMT Step closer for five Olympic sports Five Olympic sports have been proposed by the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee for the 2020 Games. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 10:22:00 GMT Climbing towards Olympic glory Interest in Sport Climbing is set to rise to unparalleled levels in Australia after the sport edged closer to making its Olympic debut in 2020. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 09:31:00 GMT Olympic dreams now in the sights of karate stars A dream of competing on the world stage in front of family and friends is driving Australia’s next generation of Karate stars, after Tokyo 2020 organisers recommended to the IOC the sport should be included at the 2020 Games. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 09:30:00 GMT Tokyo 2020 proposes 18 additional events The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee has proposed 18 additional events from five sports to the International Olympic Committee for Tokyo 2020. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 09:27:00 GMT Skateboarding takes leap towards Tokyo 2020 Skateboarding is set to hit new heights in Australia after the sport took a giant leap towards joining the Olympic programme for the Tokyo 2020 Games. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 09:23:00 GMT Softball & baseball nearing Games return Every weekend more than 100,000 Australians turn up to their local oval to play baseball or softball. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 09:08:00 GMT Fanning confident of Olympic success for surfing stars Three-time World Champion Mick Fanning is confident Australia’s surfing superstars can climb to the top of the Olympic podium if the sport is to make its debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 09:00:00 GMT Olympians to lead strong men’s team to World Cup Lachlan Hay and Pierre Boda will lead a strong men’s team into this year’s short track speed skating World Cup circuit. Sun, 27 Sep 2015 00:01:00 GMT IOC President to deliver speech at UN General Assembly IOC President Thomas Bach is set to deliver a speech at UN General Assembly with sport to be included in the Sustainable Development Goals. Fri, 25 Sep 2015 00:34:00 GMT Tokyo set to propose new sports for 2020 Games Eight sports remain in the running to be added to the world’s most prestigious sporting event, the Olympic Games. Thu, 24 Sep 2015 04:16:00 GMT Olympian Hay makes comeback for short track nationals Two-time Winter Olympian Lachlan Hay has come out of retirement seeking a final shot at Olympic glory. Thu, 24 Sep 2015 00:30:00 GMT Jan Stirling inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame Jan Stirling has become the fourth Australian, the third female coach and the tenth coach overall inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame in a ceremony held in Lille, France. Tue, 22 Sep 2015 04:27:00 GMT Five cities in the running to host 2024 Summer Olympics The International Olympic Committee has announced a very strong field of candidates for the Olympic Games 2024. Wed, 16 Sep 2015 07:39:00 GMT Royal Commission calls for information about child sexual abuse in sporting clubs The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse would like to hear from anyone who has information regarding child sexual abuse in sporting clubs or associations. Tue, 15 Sep 2015 06:55:00 GMT Rome formally bids for the 2024 Summer Olympics Rome has formally submitted its bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Mon, 14 Sep 2015 00:56:00 GMT Lindsay Gaze inducted into Naismith Hall of Fame Lindsay Gaze has been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. Sun, 13 Sep 2015 06:47:00 GMT Sydney 2000 – the time of our lives 15 years ago 15 years on from Sydney 2000 we reflect on the joy and excitement of hosting the Olympic Games and the lasting memories generated on and off the field of play. Sat, 12 Sep 2015 22:07:00 GMT John Coates - Sydney 2000 anniversary John Coates writes about his memories of Sydney 2000, as this week marks the 15 year anniversary. Sat, 12 Sep 2015 21:11:00 GMT Coates champions the women's cause on and off the arena As we celebrate the 15th anniversary of Sydney 2000 the advancement of women in the Olympic Movement remains a priority for John Coates. Fri, 11 Sep 2015 07:09:00 GMT Peace, love and the Sydney Olympics If you had to nominate the iconic moment of the Sydney Olympics, it would be hard to argue against Cathy Freeman sprinting to gold after months of intense pressure. Fri, 11 Sep 2015 01:00:00 GMT Hamburg submits bid to host 2024 Olympics Hamburg has formally submitted its bid to host the 2024 Olympics. Wed, 09 Sep 2015 22:45:00 GMT Russell Withers retires from AOC AOC: Mr Russell Withers has today announced his retirement from the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) Executive on which he has served since 2001. Wed, 09 Sep 2015 04:58:00 GMT Michellie Jones, Emma Snowsill and Peter Robertson inducted into the ITU Hall of Fame The International Triathlon Union has announced seven inductees for the second annual Hall of Fame including Australian athletes Michellie Jones, Emma Snowsill and Peter Robertson Mon, 07 Sep 2015 23:16:00 GMT IOC announces emergency two million dollar fund to help refugees The IOC has announced a two million dollar fund that will be made available to National Olympic Committees for programs focused on refugees. Mon, 07 Sep 2015 01:54:00 GMT Pekli's life in judo far from over Ask Maria Pekli if she foresees a day when she no longer has anything to do with judo, and she laughs. Fri, 04 Sep 2015 06:50:00 GMT Kneller appointed YOG Young Ambassador Australian dual winter Olympian Scott Kneller has been appointed as a Young Ambassador for the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:10:00 GMT LA joins 2024 race 2024: Los Angeles joined the race to win the 2024 Olympics after city leaders gave unanimous backing for a bid to stage the sporting extravaganza for a third time. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 22:38:00 GMT