AOC News

Fresh start for Swimming Australia

AYOF: Today marks the 50 day countdown to the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival, a chance to see Australia’s future Olympians compete in an international multi-sport event.

Betty Cuthbert of Australia wins the 200m beating Christa Stubnik of Germany ( silver) and Marlene Mathews of Australia ( bronze) during the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne.

One of Australia’s greatest Olympians, Betty Cuthbert, will this week be recognised with a prestigious international accolade as she is inducted into the IAAF Hall of Fame.

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.

John Coates admits the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) must tread carefully in its anti-doping crackdown, but is adamant cyclist Matt White has served on his last Games team.

YOG: Susie O’Neill has accepted an invitation to lead Australia’s Team to the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing, China, in 2014.

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.

John Coates has fired back at high-profile anti-doping crusader Dick Pound over the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) president's involvement in the world cycling crisis.

UCI turns to Coates

8 November 2012
AOC President John Coates

CYCLING: The International Cycling Union (UCI) yesterday announced that it had invited John Coates, President of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS), to recommend the composition and membership of the Independent Commission.

Doping centre in China

Australia will likely become the first nation to order its Olympians to sign a legal document stating they have no doping history in a landmark move athletes say will flush out drug cheats.

The 2012 Australian Olympic Team received a friendly welcome home from the City of Darwin today in typical Northern Territory style – excited crowds, blistering heat and even a crocodile or two.

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.

Members of the Australian Olympic Team will be asked to sign a statutory declaration saying they have no doping history under a new proposal put forward by the President of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), John Coates.

AOC President John Coates (R) speaks to the media as The Minister for Sport Mark Arbib (L) looks on during the AOC Annual General Meeting at Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre on May 14, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.

RUGBY SEVENS: The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) congratulates The Honourable Mark Arbib on his review into the governance of the Australian Rugby Union (ARU).