NANJING: A team of 90 aspiring young athletes are expected to wear the green and gold in 100 days time when the second summer Youth Olympic Games start in Nanjing, China.
AOC: Since the days of the ancient Olympic Games and into the modern era, the Olympic flame has been synonymous with the ideals and the spirit of the Olympics.
MODERN PENTATHLON: Kitty Chiller, 2016 Australian Chef de Mission, has been appointed to the International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) 'Sport for All' Commission.
His father is an Olympian. His oldest sister is an Olympian. His second oldest sister is a ‘Youth Olympian’. Now he can also claim a degree of Olympic status.
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.
AOC: Olympic sports, the AOC and AIS need to address “culture and Team values” as they prepare athletes for the 2016 Games in Rio.
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.
MODERN PENTATHLON: What an Olympian decides to do after the Games are over says a lot about their character. Some seamlessly slip back into the arms of family and friends, return to work, uni or even school with Olympic gravitas, and for many it is hard to weigh up the options of where to go or what to do next.