AOC: The Japanese Ambassador to Australia, Mr Yoshitaka Akimoto, has met with AOC President John Coates in Sydney to congratulate him on his appointment as Chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
SWIMMING: Swimming Australia President John Bertrand AM and CEO Mark Anderson have today announced Jacco Verhaeren as the new National Head Coach to work under Director of High Performance Michael Scott.
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).
CYCLING - ROAD: South Australian rising star Damien Howson has farewelled the under-23 ranks in style by securing time-trial gold at the road cycling world championships in Italy.
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).
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.
BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Australia's top ranked beach volleyballers have enjoyed their most successful finish at a World Grand Slam event this year, both finishing fifth in Moscow.
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.