AOC: The President of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), John Coates, fully supports the new governance standards announced today by Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Chair John Wylie.
ATHLETICS: Dani Samuels (NSW) has thrown yet another IAAF World Championships A-Qualifier to win the women’s discus at the Go for 2&5 Perth Track Classic, as three of her Australian Flame teammates achieved B-Qualifiers and Greg Rutherford (GBR) won the much-anticipated men’s long jump.
SNOWBOARD CROSS: Dual snowboard cross World Champion Alex “Chumpy” Pullin turned silver into gold with a dramatic lunge on the finish line in Veysonnaz, Switzerland, today, to force the first dead-heat victory in World Cup history, providing the crowning accolade to Australia’s highest World Cup and World Championships medal tally in one season in more than 43 years of participation.
SWIMMING: Highlights of the 2013 NSW Swimming Championships held in Sydney.
SWIMMING: More than half of the Australian Swim Team from London, including multiple medallists Alicia Coutts and Emily Seebohm will come together at the 2013 New South Wales State Open Championships this weekend, from Friday to Sunday at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.
ROWING: Entries for the first World Rowing Cup ever to be hosted in Australia have closed with more than 250 international athletes from 18 countries confirmed to race at the inaugural Sydney International Rowing Regatta next week.
IOC: The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission, which was joined by representatives from all seven Olympic winter International Federations (IFs), paid its penultimate visit to Sochi this week, as local organisers continued to draw lessons from an array of test events ahead of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
SAILING: Australia’s sailors have begun their Rio 2016 Olympic Games campaign with the naming of the 2013 Australian Sailing Team and Australian Sailing Squad.
AOC: Olympic sports, the AOC and AIS need to address “culture and Team values” as they prepare athletes for the 2016 Games in Rio.
RUGBY SEVENS: Women’s Sevens coach Chris Lane has welcomed back two players from injury, while introducing two high school students to the national team, with the naming of his squad for tournaments in Hong Kong and China.