Alumni News

Road to Rio IGNITE

17 December 2014

Some 21 months out from the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, the Australian Olympic Committee has launched Road to Rio: IGNITE. The AOC program - effectively a workshop for Rio rookies and capped Olympians aiming for Brazil- focuses on 120 years of Australian Olympic tradition and the responsibility that comes with being a member of that Team.

Natalie Ward at the Beijing 2008 Olympics and Rodney van Buizen at the Athens Olympic Games on Australia's road to the gold medal match.

TOKYO: Softball and baseball are the big winners from the 40 reforms announced by the International Olympic Committee in Monaco.

IOC members embrace change

9 December 2014
IOC members vote on reform measures at the Agenda 2020 session in Monaco on 8 December 2014.

AGENDA 2020: Each of the 40 recommendations for reform, including an overhaul of the Olympic bidding process driven by John Coates, has been approved at the IOC Session.

James Magnussen of Australia smiles into a TV camera after competing in the Men's 100m Freestyle semi final 1 on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 31, 2012 in London, England.

AGENDA2020: The International Olympic Committee has plunged into the television business in a big way... investing $750m on a new Olympic channel to be seen throughout the world, 365 days a year.

Madi Wilson, Sally Hunter, Emily Seebohm, Bronte Campbell of Australia celebrates on the podium after the Women's 4x100m Medley Relay Final during day five of the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) at the Hamad Aquatic Centre on December 7, 2014 in Doha, Qatar.

The Australian Swim Team has finished its campaign at the 12th FINA World Short Course Championships in Doha overnight with a medal flurry – winning three silvers and a bronze, on the final day, taking their overall total to ten.