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Positive Signs for Rio

17 December 2014
AOC President John Coates speaks during the Australian Olympic Committee Annual General Meeting at Museum of Contemporary Art on May 10, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC: There are very positive signs for Australia’s Olympic Team in RIO moving into 6th place on the overall medal tally in the AOC’s latest benchmark study.

Rio mascots named

16 December 2014
The mascots for the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games are unveiled to the media during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on November 24, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

RIO 2016: Vinicius will be the name of the Rio Olympic Games mascot following a three-week on-line vote.

HOCKEY: The Australian Men's Hockey Team claimed bronze at the Champions Trophy in Bhubaneswar after defeating hosts India 2-1 with their recently new and younger squad.

Philip Snyman of South Africa is dumped by Pama Fou of Australia leading to a yellow card in the Cup Final match between South Africa and Australia during day two of the 2014 Emirates Dubai Sevens - HSBC Sevens World Series at The Sevens Stadium on December 6, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

SEVENS: Australian Men's Sevens Head Coach Geraint John has lauded his charges after they recorded their second top-three finish in consecutive weeks.

Mathew Glaetzer in action in the Men's Sprint 1/16th finals on day three of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup at the Lee Valley Velopark Velodrome on December 7, 2014 in London, England.

CYCLE: Youngster Scott Law won Australia's only medal on the closing day of the Track Cycling World Cup in London as the big guns of the team failed to fully fire.

Ed Jenkins of Australia and Dan Bibby of England jump for the ball during day one of the 2014 Emirates Dubai Sevens - HSBC Sevens World Series.

The Australian Men's side has jumped up into the automatic qualification spots for the Rio Olympics in 2016 after thrilling their way to the Cup Final at the 7evens Stadium in Dubai.

AOC President John Coates speaking with media after the IOC Executive Board Meeting Monaco on 6 December 2014.

SWIMMING: The President of the Australian Olympic Committee John Coates says it’s time to “accept late night swimming finals in Rio and let’s get on with the job”.

Laurie Lawrence sharing knowledge with Kenneth To at the Road to Rio IGNITE session in Sydney on November 20, 2014,

RIO 2016: Kenneth To has had a bad run lately with illness and injury. His recovery from back surgery was boosted by the Rio IGNITE session and time with Laurie Lawrence.

Jason Hoffman of Australia scores his teams first goal during the first 2012 London Olympic Games Asian Qualifier match against Yemen. Hoffman scored twice in the 3-0 victory.

FOOTBALL: The Olyroos' road to the Rio 2016 Games has been laid out after the Under-23 Asian Championship qualifying draw was revealed in Malaysia.

The process of planting grass begins on the Olympic Golf Course.

GOLF: A Rio de Janeiro judge on Wednesday denied a request from prosecutors to halt construction of the Olympic golf course because of environmental concerns

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