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Fiona de Jong named AOC Secretary General

Fiona de Jong named AOC Secretary General

7 August 2014

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.

AOC aims for top-five finish in Rio

AOC aims for top-five finish in Rio

5 August 2014

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.

Two years until Australia marches at the Rio Olympic Games

Two years until Australia marches at the Rio Olympic Games

5 August 2014

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.

Ian Baker-Finch joins Australian Olympic Team

Ian Baker-Finch joins Australian Olympic Team

5 August 2014

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.

Ginn wins Thomas Keller rowing medal

Ginn wins Thomas Keller rowing medal

4 July 2014

Australia's most successful Olympic rower Drew Ginn has received world rowing's highest honour.

AOC unveils new online motivational tool

AOC unveils new online motivational tool

23 June 2014

Australian Olympians aim to motivate school students across Australia in a new online video resource produced by the AOC.

Ian Chesterman appointed 2018 Chef

Ian Chesterman appointed 2018 Chef

20 May 2014

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.

Coates sends Olympic sports a warning on WADA rules

Coates sends Olympic sports a warning on WADA rules

10 May 2014

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.

Women dominating leadership roles at AOC

Women dominating leadership roles at AOC

10 May 2014

AOC: Women are being appointed to more leadership roles by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) with three Olympians in charge of future Teams.

Order of Merit for Gina Rinehart

Order of Merit for Gina Rinehart

10 May 2014

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.

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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.