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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.

Australian Olympic Medalists Attend a Garden Party in Their Honour

AOC President John Coates made the following statement on the Bluestone Review into the Culture and Leadership of Swimming Australia.

Sochi Sign Ski Jumper

Australian athletes competing at the upcoming 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, will be the first to sign statutory declarations saying they have no history of doping in sport.

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.

I congratulate the Australian Crime Commission and the Federal Government for the stance they have taken because as far as cheating in sport goes the “gloves are now off”, we now have the powers to properly investigate doping and match fixing.

One Year To Go To Sochi 2014

Australia is set to build on its recent Winter Olympic success, as the one year countdown to the Sochi 2014 Games is celebrated.

Australian Olympic Medalists Attend a Garden Party in Their Honour

CYCLING: The President of the Australian Olympic Committee, John Coates, has applauded the findings of the Independent Review into Cycling Australia particularly the call to strengthen ASADA’s powers to compel witnesses to attend interviews and provide documents in regard to doping.

Tony Charlton receives the Order of Merit at the 2008 AOC Annual General Meeting in Sydney.

The Australian Olympic Committee Historian, Harry Gordon, has paid tribute to broadcaster Tony Charlton who has passed away describing Charlton as “one of the most generous, caring, thoughtful men I have ever met”.

(L-R) Kathy Payne, Fergus Kelly, Sally Pearson, Lewis Pullen, Kylie-Jane Menzies

Qantas has been awarded the Australian Olympic Committee’s inaugural Gold Inspiration Award for excellence in Olympic marketing.