AOC: The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) today appointed Ms Fiona de Jong as its new Secretary General assuming the role of chief administrative and financial officer.
RIO 2016: Leading Australian Olympic officials say a top-five finish in the 2016 Rio medalcount is difficult but achievable, with probably double the gold medals won in London needed to make it happen.
RIO 2016: The 5th of August 2014 is an exciting day as it marks two years until the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
RIO 2016: Australian Olympic Team Chef de Mission, Kitty Chiller has used the two-years-to Rio countdown to name the next crop of Team Leaders for the 2016 Olympic Games, headlined by golfing great and 1991 winner of The Open, Ian Baker-Finch.
AOC: Tasmania’s Ian Chesterman has been appointed Chef de Mission of the Australian Olympic Team for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, the sixth time he has led an Australian Olympic Team.
AOC: The President of the Australian Olympic Committee, John Coates, has sent a blunt warning to his member sports to be aware of the new WADA rules concerning coaches, trainers and support personnel who are involved in doping.
AOC: Leading West Australian businesswoman, Gina Rinehart, has been awarded the Australian Olympic Committee’s Order of Merit for her long standing involvement and support of swimming and volleyball.
Qantas Welcome Home Ceremony
Did you know?
Chantelle and Robert Newbery became the first husband and wife to win medals at the same Olympic Games in Athens 2004. Clayton and Lucinda Fredericks (equestrian) also achieved this feat at the 2008 Beijing Games.