AOC News

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.

Betty Cuthbert with Sally Pearson and Usain Bolt in Barcelona for Cuthbert's induction into the IAAF Hall of Fame.

ATHLETICS: When the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) inaugurated the first members into the IAAF Hall of Fame, Australia's own golden girl Betty Cuthbert was one of the 24 inductees.

Australian coaching staff and players talk tactics during the Women's Water Polo Bronze Medal match between Australia and Hungary on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Water Polo Arena on August 9, 2012 in London, England.

A new plan released today aims to develop coaches, nurture young talent and encourage more women to play 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 am pleased that the Winning Edge game plan today announced by the Chairman of the ASC, John Wylie, is clearly focused on the steps necessary to ensure continued international success across all sports.

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.