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Campaign Rio launches

Campaign Rio launches

23 October 2013

RIO 2016: The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) today launched a partnership aimed at ensuring Australian athletes had the best possible planning and preparation ahead of the Rio Games.

Olympian visits Killara Public School

Olympian visits Killara Public School

21 October 2013

Never give up, never stop believing in yourself and your dreams,

Coates meets Japanese Ambassador as focus falls on the athletes

Coates meets Japanese Ambassador as focus falls on the athletes

17 October 2013

AOC: The Japanese Ambassador to Australia, Mr Yoshitaka Akimoto, has met with AOC President John Coates in Sydney to congratulate him on his appointment as Chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Coates to Chair Tokyo 2020 Commission

Coates to Chair Tokyo 2020 Commission

17 October 2013

Australia's IOC vice-president John Coates has been appointed chairman of the coordination commission for the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

The Late Basil Dickinson

The Late Basil Dickinson "A Credit to his Country" - Coates

9 October 2013

Australia's oldest surviving Olympian, Basil Dickinson, a track and field athlete from the 1936 Berlin Games has passed away at the age of 98.

Concierge Business Travel announced as new AOC Supplier

Concierge Business Travel announced as new AOC Supplier

3 October 2013

AOC: Concierge Business Travel (part of the Concierge Travel Group) has proudly announced that it will support the AOC and the Australian Olympic Team as an Official Supplier

AOC Supports search for future Olympians

AOC Supports search for future Olympians

1 October 2013

AOC: The Australian Olympic Committee has thrown its full support behind a nationwide search for future Olympic champions being conducted by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

Bendigo farewells Olympian Leech

Bendigo farewells Olympian Leech

16 September 2013

SWIMMING: Bendigo's Olympic gold medallist Faith Leech has passed away, aged 72.

Coates hands House of Lords London report card

Coates hands House of Lords London report card

12 September 2013

AOC: Recently elected International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President and Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President, John Coates has appeared as a witness before the House of Lords Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee.

Coates officially elected IOC Vice President

Coates officially elected IOC Vice President

11 September 2013

AOC: John Coates has officially been elected as a Vice President of the IOC and becomes only the second Australian to hold such a position.

Queensland Pierre de Coubertin Awards

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.