AOC: John Coates will be elected International Olympic Committee Vice President unopposed after his rival; Sami Moudallah from Syria withdrew from the race.
2020: AOC President John Coates has congratulated Tokyo on winning the right to host the 2020 Olympics saying “the IOC has put the Games back in safe hands”.
2020: While Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott prepare for their political battle in Australia the other big election is happening this weekend in Argentina at the 125th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
CANOE/ KAYAK - SPRINT: Currumbin Creek kayaker Ken Wallace has gone one better than his silver medal performance in the K1 1000 final on Saturday (see below) by winning gold in the gruelling K1 5000 final today.
ROWING: Fifteen months after scoffing at the thought of racing a single scull, rowing pin-up girl Kim Crow has created history by capturing a world title in the boat.
AOC: Sydney Olympian, Kitty Chiller, has been appointed Chef de Mission of the Australian Olympic Team for the Rio Games in 2016.... the first woman to be awarded the honour.
Sally Pearson has backed up her Olympic title with a remarkable silver medal in the women’s 100m hurdles at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow.
YOG: Olympic silver medallist and Youth Olympic Games gold medallist, Jessica Fox, is calling on aspiring young Australian athletes to ‘dream big’ to mark the one year to go milestone to the start of the second Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing, China.
ATHLETICS: National discus champion Julian Wruck (Qld) has advanced to the final and 400m hurdlers Tristan Thomas (Tas) and Lauren Boden (ACT) progressed to semi-finals in Moscow.
ATHLETICS: Up and coming walking wunderkind Dane Bird-Smith (Qld) has finished a remarkable 11th in the men’s 20km race walk on debut at the IAAF World Championships.