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: 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.
CANOE/KAYAK-SPRINT: Beijing Olympic gold medallist Ken Wallace overcame illness and windy conditions to win the blue riband K1 1000 title at the national canoe and kayak championships in Perth.
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).
WATER POLO: Olympians have faced off in a series that showcases Australia's best water polo players before a crowd of aspiring young players.
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.