FUNDING: Australian national sporting organisations have today learnt their funding allocations from the Australian Government for 2013-14 with Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Chair John Wylie AM announcing the breakdown in almost $120 million in government investment.
AOC: Olympic sports, the AOC and AIS need to address “culture and Team values” as they prepare athletes for the 2016 Games in Rio.
BASKETBALL: Basketball Australia has opened up recruitment for head coaching positions for both Australian National Teams – and will for the first time in more than a decade offer a full-time role to the Australian Opals Head Coach.
IOC: On 12 February, 2013, the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) agreed on the 25 sports it will propose to the 125th IOC Session for approval as the core sports for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.
I congratulate the Australian Crime Commission and the Federal Government for the stance they have taken because as far as cheating in sport goes the “gloves are now off”, we now have the powers to properly investigate doping and match fixing.
Across all of the 17 sports at the 2013 AYOF the standard of competition was outstanding and future Olympians where in action across Sydney. Check out how all the competitions unfolded in the sport by sport wrap.
As the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) finishes up here in Sydney, the junior athletes could not have got a better experience on the road to Rio 2016.
BASKETBALL: Australia's female basketballers proved they’re just as tough as the men, with both Green and Gold teams taking out medals at the finals of the AYOF basketball competition.
BASKETBALL: Australia stole the show on the last day of the AYOF basketball competition with both Gold men’s and women’s teams fittingly winning gold, while both Green men’s and women’s teams took silver.
BASKETBALL VENUE ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to inclement weather the final day of 3v3 Basketball action has had to be been moved from Darling Harbour.