AOC News

Ron Harvey with Andrew Gaze at the 2012 Australian Olympic Team flagbearer announcement.

AOC: After a stellar career spanning more than half a century, Ron Harvey CVO AM, has been awarded life membership of the Australian Olympic Committee.

AOC: For over 20 years Doug Donoghue AM has watched over the finances of the Australian Olympic Committee and as he prepares to stand down he has been awarded life membership of the AOC as a fitting tribute to his contribution to the Olympic Movement.

Athletes Britt Cox and Katya Crema with the Blundstone shoes the Australian Team will wear at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

SOCHI 2014: The classic Blundstone dress boot has been chosen by the Australian Winter Olympic Team for Sochi 2014 as the shoe for their formal uniforms.

One of Adam Pretty's photos from the London Olympic Games. He was named sport photographer of the year at the Sony World Photography Awards for his black and white photos. Here Michael Phelps of the United States competes in heat 5 of the Men's 200m Butterfly on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 30, 2012 in London, England.

AOC: Getty photographer Adam Pretty was named sport photographer of the year at the Sony World Photography Awards in London on Thursday night.

(L-R) Emily Seebohm, Leisel Jones, Jessicah Schipper and Alicia Coutts of Australia pose with their gold medals during the medal ceremony for the Women's 4x100m Medley Relay Final at Dr. S.P. Mukherjee Aquatics Complex during day six of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Direct financial support for Australia’s top athletes, including potential medal winners at the next year’s Commonwealth Games, will be boosted thanks to a new partnership between the ASC and ACGA.

Fresh start for Swimming Australia

SWIMMING: Following the statement by Swimming Australia regarding their Integrity Panel Report, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) can update with the following.

Emily Seebohm reacts after competing in the Women's 100m Backstroke heat 4 on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 29, 2012 in London, England.

The President of the AOC, John Coates, is confident Australia’s swimmers will be a force at the 2016 Rio Olympics. As part of his President’s Review in the AOC’s Annual Report, Coates says

Natalie Cook of the Australian Beach Volleyball team speaks to the media during a press conference at Olympic Park on July 22, 2012 in London, England.

AOC: Two five-time Olympians have been elected as Presidents of their State Olympic Councils on the road to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Senator Kate Lundy, Australian Sports Minister, speaks during a press conference at the Main Press Centre on July 26, 2012 in London, England.

AOC: Minister for Sport Kate Lundy has welcomed the announcement that three outstanding sports women will soon join the board of the AOC.

(L-R) Danielle Woodward, Nicole Livingstone and Kitty Chiller.

AOC: Women will play a key role in the running of the Olympic Movement in Australia in the future following a massive shift in the gender balance on the Executive (Board) of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC).