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Stilnox ban introduced early for Rio athletes

Stilnox ban introduced early for Rio athletes

28 August 2015

The Australian Olympic Committee’s ban on certain hypnotic medications, including stilnox, remains in place for next year’s Olympic Games in Rio and will come into effect earlier.

“Queen Yuna” reigns again over the Winter Youth Olympic Games

“Queen Yuna” reigns again over the Winter Youth Olympic Games

28 August 2015

The International Olympic Committee today announced South Korean figure skating legend Yuna Kim as the latest Ambassador to support the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games, which will take place from 12 to 21 February next year in Norway.

Coe beats Bubka to become IAAF president

Coe beats Bubka to become IAAF president

19 August 2015

Britain's Sebastian Coe has beaten Sergey Bubka in a tight vote to become the new president of the IAAF.

Australian Ice Racing and Korean Skating Union reach agreement

Australian Ice Racing and Korean Skating Union reach agreement

18 August 2015

Australian Ice Racing and the Korean Skating Union have signed a landmark agreement that will see the two nations work together to share short track speed skating skills and expertise.

Burton and Boland await official selection for Lillehammer 2016

Burton and Boland await official selection for Lillehammer 2016

18 August 2015

CROSS COUNTRY: Liam Burton and Lilly Boland are likely to have their youth Olympic dream realised after posting strong results at both the 2015 Australian Open and Junior Championships for Cross Country Skiing.

Best young winter talent chasing Lillehammer selection

Best young winter talent chasing Lillehammer selection

16 August 2015

A host of young ski and snowboard athletes have been put to the test on and off the slopes as part of Ski and Snowboard Australia’s Futures Programs in recent weeks.

Nanjing athletes excelling one year on

Nanjing athletes excelling one year on

16 August 2015

One year on from the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, Young Ambassador Jessica Fox and Chef de Mission Susie O'Neill look back with fond memories.

Youth engagement at the heart of Buenos Aires 2018 preparations

Youth engagement at the heart of Buenos Aires 2018 preparations

15 August 2015

International Olympic Committee’s Coordination Commission enthused by extensive plans to engage young people and innovate at Buenos Aires 2018.

Biathletes shooting for Youth Olympic selection

Biathletes shooting for Youth Olympic selection

14 August 2015

The next crop of Australian biathlon stars will head into this weekend’s Australian Individual and Sprint Championships at Mt. Hotham with a little extra motivation.

Mondelēz International bring the joy to the Australian Olympic Team

Mondelēz International bring the joy to the Australian Olympic Team

13 August 2015

The Australian Olympic Committee is delighted to announce Mondelēz International have signed as the Official Chocolate, Candy, Biscuits and Spreads Partner of the Australian Olympic Team.

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