AOC: The Australian Olympic Committee has thrown its full support behind a nationwide search for future Olympic champions being conducted by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).
TRIATHLON: Emma Moffatt has added to Australia’s impressive medal tally at the ITU World Triathlon Championships, taking bronze in a dramatic Elite Women’s Grand Final in London and in doing so, securing an automatic nomination for next year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
TRIATHLON: Just over 12 months after Erin Densham produced her awe-inspiring Olympic bronze medal around the royal triathlon course of Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park the famous pavements will again grace the world’s finest athletes.
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.