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Tributes flow for Midget Farrally

Tributes flow for Midget Farrally

8 August 2016

In a week when surfing was accepted as an Olympic sport, Australia lost a legend of the sport, Bernard “Midget” Farrelly.

Five new sports added for Tokyo 2020

Five new sports added for Tokyo 2020

4 August 2016

IOC: The International Olympic Committee has voted to add five new sports to the Olympic programme for the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

Vale Forbes Carlile MBE

Vale Forbes Carlile MBE

2 August 2016

The AOC has expressed deep sadness at the passing today of Australia’s first Olympic modern pentathlete (1952) and youngest Olympic coach (1948) Forbes Carlile MBE, aged 95.

AOC Statement on Telstra decision

AOC Statement on Telstra decision

30 July 2016

The Australian Olympic Committee is disappointed at the decision by the Federal Court in the ruling against Telstra.

Toyota drives Olympic sponsorship

Toyota drives Olympic sponsorship

10 June 2016

The Australian Olympic Committee today announced Toyota Australia has signed as the exclusive automotive partner of the Australian Olympic Team for this year’s Games in Rio de Janeiro and the PyeongChang Winter Games in 2018.

Coates impressed with positive progress for Rio 2016

Coates impressed with positive progress for Rio 2016

7 May 2016

John Coates has told the AOC Annual General Meeting in Sydney that he is impressed with the progress in Rio

Coates introduces tighter controls to prevent child abuse

Coates introduces tighter controls to prevent child abuse

7 May 2016

Olympic sports will need to comply with tough new rules surrounding child abuse before their athletes can join an Australian Olympic Team.

Tougher rules needed to combat child abuse - Coates

Tougher rules needed to combat child abuse - Coates

7 April 2016

The President of the Australian Olympic Committee, John Coates, believes the problem of child abuse should be elevated to the same status as doping.

Australia steers IOC on athlete abuse

Australia steers IOC on athlete abuse

7 April 2016

The AOC is leading an international push to protect young athletes from bullying and sexual predators, a royal commission has been told.

Justice finally prevails for Jared Tallent

Justice finally prevails for Jared Tallent

24 March 2016

Jared Tallent looks set to finally be awarded the 50km walk gold medal from the London Olympic Games, with CAS disqualifying the result of Russian Sergey Kirdyapkin.

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Colin Coates (Speed Skating) has attended 6 Winter Games: 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988.