AOC News

Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates speaks at the Australian Olympic Committee 2012 Olympic Games team flag bearer announcement at the Stratford Westfield Southern Lounge on July 26, 2012 in London, England.

AOC: The President of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), John Coates, fully supports the new governance standards announced today by Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Chair John Wylie.

ASPIRE- The Australian Olympic Team Values: Attitude; Sportsmanship; Pride; Individual Responsibility; Respect; Express Yourself.

AOC: Olympic sports, the AOC and AIS need to address “culture and Team values” as they prepare athletes for the 2016 Games in Rio.

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

DOPING: Proposed changes to increase the investigative powers of ASADA will be debated in the Federal Parliament today.

Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates speaks at the Australian Olympic Committee 2012 Olympic Games team flag bearer announcement at the Stratford Westfield Southern Lounge on July 26, 2012 in London, England.

DOPING: National Olympic boss John Coates says publicity surrounding the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) report into doping and potential crime links has clouded the worldwide reputation of Australia sport.

(L-R) AOC President John Coates, President of IOC Olympic Solidarity, Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, and NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell cut the ribbon at the opening of the plaque at the new Australian Olympic Committee Offices at the Museum of Contemporary Art on March 6, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC: With the start of the new Olympic cycle underway, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has today officially opened its new office in Sydney’s Circular Quay.

AOC President John Coates presents ANOC President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah with an Olympic Merit from the Australian Olympic Committee.

AOC: His Excellency Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, President of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), has been awarded an Olympic Merit from the Australian Olympic Committee.

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

DOPING: Australia's Olympic chief John Coates has labelled World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA) prescribed testing as ineffective and is pushing to shift the burden of proof onto athletes if they refuse to cooperate with doping investigations.

John Coates

DOPING: Australia's Olympic boss will push for athletes to face jail for refusing to cooperate with doping investigations when he fronts a federal government committee on Friday.

Swimming legend Dawn Fraser has been voted Australia's greatest ever female athlete at an awards ceremony in Canberra.

AOC Secretary General Craig Phillips speaks during the AOC Annual General Meeting at Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre on May 14, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.

Statement by AOC Secretary-General Craig Phillips: During today’s media conference, members of the 2012 Australian Olympic Team admitted to using Stilnox.