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.
AOC: Pole Vaulter, Alana Boyd, has been appointed to the Australian Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission replacing cyclist Stuart O’Grady.
CANOE/ KAYAK - SPRINT: Four Australian crews qualified for finals on the second day of the World Sprint Canoe Championships in Germany, headed by Beijing gold medallist Ken Wallace.
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.
ATHLETICS: Kim Mickle has closed the Australian campaign at the World Championships in stunning style by winning silver in the women’s javelin.
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.
SWIMMING: The Australian Swim Team has wrapped up the 2013 FINA World Championships with three silver medals on the final night of competition, for a total of 13 medals overall including individual gold to Cate Campbell, James Magnussen and Christian Sprenger.