AOC News

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).

Kevan Gosper, President of Oceania National Olympic Committee speaks during an official Maori welcome to the Oceania National Olympic Committee General Assemly for Jacques Rogge, President of the IOC at the Millennium Hotel on March 31, 2009 in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Australian International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Kevan Gosper has been awarded an Honorary Professorship at the Renmin University of China this week in Beijing.

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.

Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President, John Coates, has again called for stronger investigative powers, including the authority to compel witnesses to give evidence, as part of the fight against illegal doping in sport.

Kim Crow on her way to bronze in the women's single sculls final on day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney. Crow also won silver in the double scull.

AOC: The new chair of the AOC Athletes’ Commission, Kim Crow, says the group will focus on athlete behaviour and look at ways to lift standards heading into the 2016 Rio Olympics and beyond.

Jodie Schulz warm ups at Riverbank Arena on July 22, 2012 in London, England.

HOCKEY: The Australian women defeated the USA 6-1 in the final of the FIH Champions Challenge event in Ireland overnight, securing automatic qualification into the 2014 Champions Trophy featuring the best eight teams in the world.

AOC Athletes' Commission 2012: (L-R) Ken Wallace, Loudy Wiggins, Steve Hooker, Jenny Owens, Kim Crow, Lauren Mitchell, Paul Murray, James Tomkins. Absent: Anna Meares, Stuart O'Grady

Two sports, cycling and athletics, have representatives on the AOC Athletes’ Commission for the first time since its inception in 1985.

New Athletes' Commission

13 August 2012
Lauren Mitchell of Australia practices in the National Indoor Stadium ahead of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

The Australian Olympic Committee is pleased to announce that the following athletes have been elected onto the AOC’s Athlete’s Commission, following voting by team members at the London Games.

VALE: Dr Brian Sando

4 August 2012

VALE – DR BRIAN SANDO 1936 - 2012 After a long battle against illness, Dr Brian Sando died at home in Adelaide, aged 76.