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A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by the Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates and the Canadian Olympic Committee President Marcel Aubut in Lausanne on Saturday 15 June 2013.

AOC: Australia’s Olympic athletes and coaches will benefit from a new partnership between the Australian and Canadian Olympic Committees. These organisations have united to support excellence in sport with collaboration on key elements of high performance through until after the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Will Phillips and Rhys Mara with their bronze medals from the 49er class at the 2013 Sail Gold Regatta in Weymouth, England.

SAILING: Australian sailors have won two bronze medals on the final day of racing at the 2013 Sail for Gold regatta in Weymouth, England.

The Australian Women's Sevens side wins the 2009 World Cup Sevens.

RUGBY SEVENS: Australian Women’s Sevens coach Chris Lane has named his squad to defend their title at Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 in Moscow in June.

Ed Jenkins and fans celebrate winning the Cup Final over Samoa after the Samoa vs Australia Cup Final during day two of the Tokyo Sevens at Prince Chichibu Stadium on April 1, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan.

RUGBY SEVENS: Australian Men’s Sevens captain Ed Jenkins will lead an experienced squad to the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens which features three current Super Rugby players, including former Australian Sevens captain Bernard Foley.

Analyst Arian Nemani splits urine samples in the anti-doping laboratory which will test athlete’s samples from the London 2012 Games on January 19, 2012 in Harlow, England. The facility, which will be provided by GSK and operated by King’s College London, will test over 6250 samples throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Over 150 anti-doping scientists will work in the laboratory, which measures the size of seven tennis courts, 24 hours a day.

AOC: The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has thrown its support behind the Sports Science and Sports Medicine principles announced today by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) saying “they will enhance the integrity of sport in Australia”.

Will Ryan, Mathew Belcher and Victor Kovalenko after winning gold in the 470 men in Holland, 25 May 2013

SAILING: Australian sailors have won a gold and silver medal on the final day of racing in Medemblik, Holland, with 470 sailor Mathew Belcher extending his winning run to 15 straight events.

Blaze coach Brendan Joyce coaching the Wollongong Hawks against the Gold Coast Blaze on November 14, 2008 in Wollongong, Australia.

BASKETBALL: Brendan Joyce has been announced by Basketball Australia as head coach of the Australian Opals women's basketball team

Australian Sports Commission Chairman John Wylie speaking at the AOC AGM on 4 May 2013 in Sydney.

TEAM: ASC Chairman John Wylie confirmed today the Australian Olympic Committee target of top 5 on the medal tally at the 2016 Olympic Games is a joint goal.

AOC President John Coates addresses the Annual General Meeting in Sydney on 4 May 2013.

The AOC has introduced new rules forcing athletes and officials to truthfully answer all questions put to them by the doping authority, ASADA.

Athletes arrive back to Sydney Australia on the Qantas chartered plane from the London 2012 Olympic Games.

TEAM: The AOC is proud to announce an extension of our longstanding partnership with Qantas, who have renewed their association with the Australian Olympic Team until 2016.