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Gold standard evening for Murray Rose

Gold standard evening for Murray Rose

27 November 2013

AOC: Imagine a room where you have Ian Thorpe and Herb Elliot deep in conversation; a table away three budding young 1500m swimmers are hanging on to Grant Hackett’s every word; Dawn Fraser is on the other side of the room reminiscing with teammates John Konrads and Sandra Morgan-Beavis; and London 2012 K4 gold medallist David Smith is down the back getting his Murray Rose book signed by 1956 and 1960 swim team captain John Devitt.

BK Medallion awarded to primary students

BK Medallion awarded to primary students

27 November 2013

As another calendar year draws to a close, schools across the country are entering the final few weeks of Term 4. Tests are being conducted, Christmas craft is in abundance and the BK Award is being distributed to well deserving recipients.

Coates, Thorpe lead 20 Olympic Champions at Murray Rose Tribute Dinner

Coates, Thorpe lead 20 Olympic Champions at Murray Rose Tribute Dinner

26 November 2013

AOC: Australian swimming legend, Murray Rose AM was honoured and celebrated at an exclusive Tribute Dinner in his namesake on Tuesday 26 November 2013 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.

Cate Campbell joins AOC Athletes' Commission

Cate Campbell joins AOC Athletes' Commission

25 November 2013

AOC:Olympic gold medallist Cate Campbell has joined the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) Athletes’ Commission, after the proposal was accepted at the AOC Executive Meeting in Melbourne on Friday.

Alcohol Not Banned But Disruptive Behaviour Is: Chiller

Alcohol Not Banned But Disruptive Behaviour Is: Chiller

19 November 2013

2016 Australian Olympic Team Chef de Mission, Kitty Chiller explained the Alcohol Position Statement to media in Sydney today.

New Restrictions on Alcohol Consumption

New Restrictions on Alcohol Consumption

19 November 2013

The AOC has made public the new restrictions on the consumption of alcohol for members of future Australian Olympic Teams including athletes and officials.

Marjorie Jackson to be inducted to the IAAF Hall of Fame

Marjorie Jackson to be inducted to the IAAF Hall of Fame

15 November 2013

ATHLETICS: Marjorie Jackson, the first Australian female ever to set an athletics world record, will join her equally impressive compatriot Betty Cuthbert in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Hall of Fame.

Coates congratulates Ryan on Presidency

Coates congratulates Ryan on Presidency

11 November 2013

AOC President John Coates has congratulated Gerry Ryan on his appointment as Cycling Australia President.

Crow continues women's dominance with international award

Crow continues women's dominance with international award

8 November 2013

ROWING: The great run of sporting success of Australia’s women continues with rower Kim Crow named female athlete of the year by the International Rowing Federation (FISA).

AOC Bans Alcohol in the Rio Village

AOC Bans Alcohol in the Rio Village

24 October 2013

The Australian section of the Olympic Village in Rio will be an alcohol free zone.

Michael Rogers receives Athens bronze medal

Road to Rio: Athlete Journeys

Did you know?

Synchronised Swimming began as a sport for men in the 1800s. It became an Olympic sport in 1984 but it is only open to women.