AOC Funding - Winter Sports

The AOC has the exclusive responsibility for the representation of Australia at the Olympic Games. To help achieve Australian Team objectives the AOC provides funding to National Federations, athletes and coaches. AOC Funding is derived from income distributions for the Australian Olympic Foundation, grants from the IOC, the licensing and sponsorship activities of the AOC and fundraising by the AOC, State Olympic Councils and their Corporate Appeal Committees.

Programs & Funding Guidelines for the 2018 Olympic Games, PyeongChang

The AOC’s objectives for the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang, Korea are to: 

i) place within the top 15 nations on total medal standings (for which it is anticipated 4 or more medals will be required); and

ii) win medals in more than 2 sports disciplines in which the Australian Olympic Winter Team won medals in 2014.

To help achieve tehse objectives the AOC will provide funding known as 'AOC Funding" or, in the case of Direct Funding to Medallists 'adidas Medcal Incentive Funding'.

To read about AOC funding for sports on the program of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in greater detail click below for the complete Program and Funding Guidelines. 

adidas Medal Incentive Funding

Athletes who won medals at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games or win medals in 2014/15 or2015/16 at World Championships or other major international events of a comparable standardin events on the 2018 Olympic Winter Games program (agreed in advance by the AOC asappropriate “benchmark competitions”) will be considered for AOC Direct Funding to be knownas adidas Medal Incentive Funding for Athletes in the following years in the following amounts:

Season in which result was achieved  Year in which MIF will be paid  Gold  Silver  Bronze
Sochi 2014  2014 $15,000 $10,000 $7,500
2014/15  2015 $15,000 $10,000 $7,500
2015/16  2016 $20,000 $13,400 $10,000

 

The purpose of this funding is to help these athletes gain selection to represent Australia at the2018 Olympic Winter Games and win medals.

The AOC will determine if this funding will continue in 2016/17 and 2017/18 in the context of its financial forecasts for the 2017‐2020 Olympic quadrennium and other priorities and, if continuing, in what amounts.

Prior to 1 April 2017 the AOC will determine whether this program can continue to be fundedand, if so, in what amounts for the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2022. If continuing the AOCwill announce at least the adidas Medal Incentive Funding payments for 2018 Olympic Winter Games results. 

Olympic Winter Institute of Australia 

The OWIA was established by the AOC in June 1998 to improve the performances of itsAustralian Olympic Winter Teams.

The objective of the OWIA is:

  • to develop and prepare elite Australian athletes for selection in Olympic Winter Games; and
  • to assist with the development and funding of high performance coaches.

The OWIA operates specialist high performance sport programs in disciplines where medalpotential outcomes have been identified in line with the ASC’s high performance game plan formoving Australian sport from world class to world best; “Australia's Winning Edge 2012‐2022”. Disciplines considered for sport program activity include Skiing, Snowboarding, and Ice Skating.

AOC Funding to the OWIA will be $1,000,000 p.a. in 2014/15 and 2015/16. The AOC will determine if this funding will continue in 2016/17 and 2017/18 in the context of its financial forecasts for the 2017‐2020 Olympic quadrennium and other priorities and, if continuing, in what amounts. 

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Winter Youth Olympic Games (WYOG)

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has established a Winter Youth Olympic Games which is to be held every four years. The first was held January 2012 in Innsbruck, Austria. AOC Funding of $425,575 is budgeted for the 2016 WYOG Team to compete in Lillehammer, Norway. The AOC hopes athletes from Innsbruck 2012 and Lillehammer 2016 continue on to senior Australian Teams.