AOC News

Positive Signs for Rio

17 December 2014
AOC President John Coates speaks during the Australian Olympic Committee Annual General Meeting at Museum of Contemporary Art on May 10, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC: There are very positive signs for Australia’s Olympic Team in RIO moving into 6th place on the overall medal tally in the AOC’s latest benchmark study.

IOC members embrace change

9 December 2014
IOC members vote on reform measures at the Agenda 2020 session in Monaco on 8 December 2014.

AGENDA 2020: Each of the 40 recommendations for reform, including an overhaul of the Olympic bidding process driven by John Coates, has been approved at the IOC Session.

AOC President John Coates speaking with media after the IOC Executive Board Meeting Monaco on 6 December 2014.

SWIMMING: The President of the Australian Olympic Committee John Coates says it’s time to “accept late night swimming finals in Rio and let’s get on with the job”.

Carmen Marton wins gold at the 2013 World Championships in Puebla, Mexico.

Australia and New Zealand will send athletes to the next Asian Indoor Games in 2017, following an accord with the Olympic Council of Asia.

Vale Phillip Hughes

27 November 2014
Phillip Hughes

AOC: On behalf of the Australian Olympic Committee family we express our deepest condolences to the family of Phillip Hughes.

Gold medallist sailor and closing ceremony flag bearer Malcolm Page poses during an Australian flag handover at the Olympic Park Common Domain on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games in the Olympic Park on August 12, 2012 in London, England.

2015 PACIFIC GAMES: Australian Olympic gold medallist Malcolm Page has been named Chef de Mission of the 2015 Australian Pacific Games Team.

Cathy Freeman and John Coates at a media conference in Melbourne to announce changes to the AOC constitution to reflect Australia's Indigenous heritage on 21 November, 2014.

AOC: Cathy Freeman is says she's thrilled and proud that the Australian Olympic Committee will recognise indigenous Australians.

The cauldron containing the Olympic flame rises above Aboriginal Australian torch bearer Cathy Freeman September 15, 2000 during the opening ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

The AOC is changing its constitution to recognise our indigenous heritage, has updated one of the Team values and is putting more practical support behind the Cathy Freeman Foundation.

Olympic legends Malcolm Page, Kerri Pottharst, Sandra Morgan-Beavis and Deb Watson at the Australian Olympic Committee Road to Rio IGNITE session on 19 November 2014 at Sydney Olympic Park.

RIO2016: There was a buzz in the air, a steely determination and plenty of laughs at the first IGNITE session for Australia's Rio 2016 Olympic hopefuls in Sydney.

IOC President Thomas Bach and Austalian kayaker Jessica Fox in Lausanne, Switzerland at the Agenda 2020 round table discussion on November 18, 2014.

IOC: Australian Olympic kayaker Jessica Fox has played a part in the launch of Agenda 2020- the International Olympic Committee’s road map for the future of the Games.

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