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(L-R) AOC President John Coates, President of IOC Olympic Solidarity, Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, and NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell cut the ribbon at the opening of the plaque at the new Australian Olympic Committee Offices at the Museum of Contemporary Art on March 6, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC: With the start of the new Olympic cycle underway, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has today officially opened its new office in Sydney’s Circular Quay.

AOC President John Coates presents ANOC President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah with an Olympic Merit from the Australian Olympic Committee.

AOC: His Excellency Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, President of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), has been awarded an Olympic Merit from the Australian Olympic Committee.

AOC President John Coates speaking at the Senate enquiry into Anti-Doping Legislation.

DOPING: Australia's Olympic chief John Coates has labelled World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA) prescribed testing as ineffective and is pushing to shift the burden of proof onto athletes if they refuse to cooperate with doping investigations.

John Coates

DOPING: Australia's Olympic boss will push for athletes to face jail for refusing to cooperate with doping investigations when he fronts a federal government committee on Friday.

Swimming legend Dawn Fraser has been voted Australia's greatest ever female athlete at an awards ceremony in Canberra.

AOC Secretary General Craig Phillips speaks during the AOC Annual General Meeting at Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre on May 14, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.

Statement by AOC Secretary-General Craig Phillips: During today’s media conference, members of the 2012 Australian Olympic Team admitted to using Stilnox.

Australian Olympic Medalists Attend a Garden Party in Their Honour

AOC President John Coates made the following statement on the Bluestone Review into the Culture and Leadership of Swimming Australia.

Sochi Sign Ski Jumper

Australian athletes competing at the upcoming 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, will be the first to sign statutory declarations saying they have no history of doping in 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 congratulate the Australian Crime Commission and the Federal Government for the stance they have taken because as far as cheating in sport goes the “gloves are now off”, we now have the powers to properly investigate doping and match fixing.

One Year To Go To Sochi 2014

Australia is set to build on its recent Winter Olympic success, as the one year countdown to the Sochi 2014 Games is celebrated.