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AOC supports compulsory school Sport Plan

AOC supports compulsory school Sport Plan

20 August 2018

Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President John Coates AC, says a plan unveiled in Victoria to increase the amount of competitive sport played in schools is a model that could be adopted nation-wide.

Katrin Garfoot’s vision for a healthier Australia

Katrin Garfoot’s vision for a healthier Australia

16 August 2018

Olympian Katrin Garfoot has hit the ground running since her recent retirement from professional cycling, following her Individual Time Trial gold medal at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

John Devitt honours fellow Olympic hero in 'Cecil Healy- A Biography'

John Devitt honours fellow Olympic hero in 'Cecil Healy- A Biography'

10 August 2018

AOC President John Coates AC along with His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC hosted the launch of Olympic gold medallist John Devitt OAM and Larry Writer’s: ‘Cecil Healy – A Biography’ on Friday.

AOC welcomes integrity review and National Sports Plan

AOC welcomes integrity review and National Sports Plan

1 August 2018

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) commends the Report by the Hon James Wood QC, David Howman and Ray Murrihy on their Review of Australia’s Sports Integrity Arrangements released today as part of the Government’s long term strategic plan for the delivery of sport in Australia.

AOC honours female Indigenous Olympians for NAIDOC Week

AOC honours female Indigenous Olympians for NAIDOC Week

13 July 2018

In the spirit of NAIDOC Week 2018 and its theme “Because of her, we can,” the AOC celebrates the outstanding achievements of our Indigenous female Olympians and the women who inspire them.

Blog Part 2- Brendan Sexton at the birth place of the Modern Olympics

Blog Part 2- Brendan Sexton at the birth place of the Modern Olympics

12 July 2018

London 2012 Triathlon Olympian Brendan Sexton is in Greece for the annual International Olympic Academy's International Session for Young Participants to celebrate the Olympic Movement. Participants in the forum will discover the history of the Olympic Movement, learn Olympic values, see the great significance they can have in today’s society and share their Olympic journeys. Read Sexton's blog on his experience at the session below:

Australian Olympians join Indigenous runners in IMF Fun Run

Australian Olympians join Indigenous runners in IMF Fun Run

11 July 2018

As the Australian Olympic Committee celebrates NAIDOC Week, we would like to acknowledge the work being done by Olympian Robert de Castella, Cara Smith and the team at the Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF) as they inspire running and healthy lifestyles in Indigenous communities across Australia

Olympian Daniel Kowalski joins the AOC

Olympian Daniel Kowalski joins the AOC

6 July 2018

Matt Carroll, CEO of the AOC, today announced the appointment of dual Olympian Daniel Kowalski OAM as Olympian Services Manager and welcomed him to the AOC.

85 students receive Pierre de Coubertin Award for sportsmanship

85 students receive Pierre de Coubertin Award for sportsmanship

3 July 2018

Since Pierre de Coubertin founded the Olympic Movement in 1894, athletes haven striven to live and compete by the Olympic values each day.

Blog - Brendan Sexton at the birth place of the Modern Olympics

Blog - Brendan Sexton at the birth place of the Modern Olympics

26 June 2018

London 2012 Triathlon Olympian Brendan Sexton is in Greece for the annual International Olympic Academy's International Session for Young Participants to celebrate the Olympic Movement. Participants in the forum will discover the history of the Olympic Movement, learn Olympic values and see the great significance they can have in today’s society and share their Olympic journeys. Read Sexton's blog on his experience at the session below.

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Australia has hosted the Olympic Games twice – Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.

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Australia continued its medal winning streak at the Winter Games with three athletes reaching the podium at Sochi 2014 - David Morris (Silver, Aerials), Torah Bright (Silver, Halfpipe) and Lydia Lassila (Bronze, Aerials).