The President of the AOC, John Coates, is confident Australia’s swimmers will be a force at the 2016 Rio Olympics. As part of his President’s Review in the AOC’s Annual Report, Coates says
RUGBY SEVENS: The Australian Rugby Union is quietly confident the lure of an Olympic Games gold medal will keep superstar Israel Folau in the code.
SOCHI 2014: Injury looms as the bogeyman for an Australian Winter Olympics team which is aiming for its most successful Games next February in Sochi.
ATHLETICS: Coveted selection to the Australian Flame will be up for grabs at the Qantas Australian Athletics Championships in Sydney (NSW) on April 11-14.
ATHLETICS: Australian favourite Mitchell Watt (QLD) has been out-jumped by Greg Rutherford (GBR) in a repeat of the London Olympic final, at the Qantas Melbourne World Challenge.
TRIATHLON: Rejuvenated triathlete Felicity Abram got back on the podium at the ITU World Series event in Auckland as three of her young male teammates secured a place in the top 10.
AOC: Two five-time Olympians have been elected as Presidents of their State Olympic Councils on the road to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
AOC: Women will play a key role in the running of the Olympic Movement in Australia in the future following a massive shift in the gender balance on the Executive (Board) of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC).
SOCHI 2014: Russia has started to stockpile hundreds of thousands of cubic metres of snow to ensure the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi is not hit by unpredictable weather conditions.
BLOG: Last month I was in Russia for the Olympic test event. Things didn’t go as well as I hoped, finishing in 8th place in finals. My riding was feeling really good but I just couldn’t put a run down when it counted.