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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 Australian Olympic Committee 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.

Dani Samuels is on the Road to Rio - IGNITE

RIO 2016: Some 21 months out from the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, the Australian Olympic Committee today launched Road to Rio: IGNITE in Sydney.

AOC President John Coates speaking at the Senate enquiry into Anti-Doping Legislation.

DOPING: Australia's anti-doping body will be given boosted powers to crack down on drugs in sport. Legislation to bring ASADA in line with the WADA cleared parliament on Monday.

World Class to World Best

12 November 2014
Jeremy Hawyard (left) and Mark Knowles (right) lift the World Cup after defeating the Netherlands 6-1 in The Hague.

RIO 2016: Being competition ready and in the right mindset for the Rio Games in 2016 are the themes of Australia's third annual high performance sports conference - World Class to World Best.

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: All coaches, staff and officials must undergo a mandatory Working with Children Check before they can join the Australian Olympic Team at the 2016 Rio Games.

Vale Jackie Fairweather

4 November 2014
Krishna Stanton of Australia, (102) Kerryn McCann of Australia and (101) Jackie Gallagher of Australia celebrater a 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the women's Marathon at City of Manchester Stadium during the 2002 Commonwealth Games, Manchester, England on July 28, 2002.

TRIATHLON/ ATHLETICS: The Australian Olympic Committee mourns the passing of Jackie Fairweather (née Gallagher), who represented Australia at the highest level in Triathlon and then Athletics.

(L-R) Adam Gibson, Naomi Flood, Murray Stewart, Libby Trickett, Kynan Maley, Sarah Tait and Lauren Jackson of the Australian Olympic team pose during the official unveiling of the Australian 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony uniform at Quay restaurant on May 3, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.

AOT: Sportscraft has been announced as the Official Supplier of Opening Ceremony and formal uniforms to the 2016 Australian Olympic Team, designing the symbolic apparel for Australia's most accomplished athletes for the 7th time.

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