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On this day: The birth of the modern Olympics

On this day: The birth of the modern Olympics

6 April 2017

On this day, 121 years ago, the first Modern Olympic Games were officially opened in its ancient birthplace of Athens.

AOC responds to presidential challenge

AOC responds to presidential challenge

20 March 2017

AOC Media Director Mike Tancred discusses the upcoming AOC presidential election.

New AOC CEO looks to strengthen ties with sports

New AOC CEO looks to strengthen ties with sports

14 March 2017

New Australian Olympic Committee CEO Matt Carroll says stronger relationships with sporting bodies can help combat talent drains to emerging codes.

Matt Carroll AM appointed AOC Chief Executive Officer

Matt Carroll AM appointed AOC Chief Executive Officer

13 March 2017

The AOC is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Matt Carroll AM as Chief Executive Officer.

Asia our future says AOC President

Asia our future says AOC President

22 February 2017

Australia debuted at the Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan this week and, according to AOC President John Coates, it is just the beginning of Australia’s increasing involvement in Asia.

15 years since Bradbury's historic gold

15 years since Bradbury's historic gold

16 February 2017

One this day, 15 years ago, Australia won its first ever individual Olympic winter gold medal.

Australia’s oldest living Olympian debuted 61 years ago - Part 2

Australia’s oldest living Olympian debuted 61 years ago - Part 2

13 February 2017

This month, Australia’s oldest living Olympian, Frank Prihoda, made his Olympic debut at the 1956 winter Games in Italy.

Tokyo 2020 welcomes National Olympic Committes

Tokyo 2020 welcomes National Olympic Committes

8 February 2017

Tokyo 2020 concluded today its first National Olympic Committee (NOC) Open Days event, hosting delegations from 13 NOCs. Their visit was aimed at reviewing and showcasing the progress made in preparations for the Games and ensuring the best possible conditions are made available for the athletes during the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Williams inspires in East Arnhem Land

Williams inspires in East Arnhem Land

7 February 2017

It might be almost five years on from winning Paralympic gold in London but Annabelle Williams is still doing her best to inspire Australians to do everything they can to achieve their goals.

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One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Gallery | Sapporo 2017 Asian Winter Games

Did you know?

At Beijing 2008 Australia won 14 gold medals, 15 silver and 17 bronze, a total of 46 medals.

Did you know?

Alana Boyd (athletics – pole vault) made Australian Olympic history in Beijing, becoming the first Australian to join both parents as Olympians. This feat was emulated by Jess Fox (canoe/kayak - slalom) at the London 2012 Games.