AOC News

Dani Samuels is on the Road to Rio - IGNITE

RIO 2016: Some 21 months out from the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, the Australian Olympic Committee today launched Road to Rio: IGNITE in Sydney.

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

DOPING: Australia's anti-doping body will be given boosted powers to crack down on drugs in sport. Legislation to bring ASADA in line with the WADA cleared parliament on Monday.

World Class to World Best

12 November 2014
Jeremy Hawyard (left) and Mark Knowles (right) lift the World Cup after defeating the Netherlands 6-1 in The Hague.

RIO 2016: Being competition ready and in the right mindset for the Rio Games in 2016 are the themes of Australia's third annual high performance sports conference - World Class to World Best.

AOC President John Coates speaks during the Australian Olympic Committee Annual General Meeting at Museum of Contemporary Art on May 10, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC: All coaches, staff and officials must undergo a mandatory Working with Children Check before they can join the Australian Olympic Team at the 2016 Rio Games.

Vale Jackie Fairweather

4 November 2014
Krishna Stanton of Australia, (102) Kerryn McCann of Australia and (101) Jackie Gallagher of Australia celebrater a 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the women's Marathon at City of Manchester Stadium during the 2002 Commonwealth Games, Manchester, England on July 28, 2002.

TRIATHLON/ ATHLETICS: The Australian Olympic Committee mourns the passing of Jackie Fairweather (née Gallagher), who represented Australia at the highest level in Triathlon and then Athletics.

(L-R) Adam Gibson, Naomi Flood, Murray Stewart, Libby Trickett, Kynan Maley, Sarah Tait and Lauren Jackson of the Australian Olympic team pose during the official unveiling of the Australian 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony uniform at Quay restaurant on May 3, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.

AOT: Sportscraft has been announced as the Official Supplier of Opening Ceremony and formal uniforms to the 2016 Australian Olympic Team, designing the symbolic apparel for Australia's most accomplished athletes for the 7th time.

Back row L-R: Keith Whitehead, Allan Charleston, Bill McCabe, Jake Foster, Jim Farrell, Peter Bennet, John O'Brien. Front row L-R: Doug Laing (g/k), Ray Smee (c), Colin French (Coach), Bill Orchard, Ted Pierce.

WATER POLO: The Olympic community is in mourning following the passing of two time Olympian and former senior national team goalkeeper Doug Laing.

AOC Vice President Helen Brownlee at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 27 October, 2014.

AOC: Australian Olympic Committee Vice President, Helen Brownlee, has capped off a fascinating day one at the Asia Pacific World Sport and Women (APWSW) Conference with an impassioned keynote address.

How 220 = Top 5

23 October 2014
Silver medallist Sam Willoughby of Australia celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Men's BMX Cycling Final on Day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the BMX Track on August 10, 2012 in London, England.

RIO 2016: Leading into the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, there has never been a stronger alliance between the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

Margaret and Gough Whitlam during their lobbying for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Africa in 1993. With their help Sydney defeated Beijing by 45 votes to 43.

Among the many triumphs Gough Whitlam had during his life, the former Prime Minister played a vital role in winning the 2000 Olympic Games bid for Sydney- an event that shaped the nation.