AOC News

Australian athletes celebrate the London Olympic Games at the Welcome Home Parade in Melbourne.

RIO 2016: Leading Australian Olympic officials say a top-five finish in the 2016 Rio medalcount is difficult but achievable, with probably double the gold medals won in London needed to make it happen.

An aerial view of the Christ The Redeemer statue (F) and the Maracana Stadium (B) on November 12, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

RIO 2016: The 5th of August 2014 is an exciting day as it marks two years until the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Ian Baker-Finch of Australia watches his tee shot on the 14th hole during day one the 2010 Australian Senior Open at Royal Perth Golf Club on November 19, 2010 in Perth, Australia.

RIO 2016: Australian Olympic Team Chef de Mission, Kitty Chiller has used the two-years-to Rio countdown to name the next crop of Team Leaders for the 2016 Olympic Games, headlined by golfing great and 1991 winner of The Open, Ian Baker-Finch.

Drew Ginn and Duncan Free celebrate the gold medal in the men's pair at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Australia's most successful Olympic rower Drew Ginn has received world rowing's highest honour.

Australian Olympians aim to motivate school students across Australia in a new online video resource produced by the AOC.

Ian Chesterman talks to alpine skier Dominic Demschar at the end of the Alpine Skiing course during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

AOC: Tasmania’s Ian Chesterman has been appointed Chef de Mission of the Australian Olympic Team for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, the sixth time he has led an Australian Olympic Team.

AOC President John Coates addresses the Annual General Meeting at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney on 10 May 2014.

AOC: The President of the Australian Olympic Committee, John Coates, has sent a blunt warning to his member sports to be aware of the new WADA rules concerning coaches, trainers and support personnel who are involved in doping.

Alisa Camplin reacts to Sharnita Crompton being confirmed as the bronze medal winner for the Ice Hockey Skills Challenge. Her training partner Sam Hodic and coach Andrew Reynolds are relieved.

AOC: Women are being appointed to more leadership roles by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) with three Olympians in charge of future Teams.

Ginia Rinehart accepts the AOC Order of Merit Award on behalf of her mother Ginia Rinehart from AOC President John Coates during the AOC Annual General Meeting at Museum of Contemporary Art on May 10, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC: Leading West Australian businesswoman, Gina Rinehart, has been awarded the Australian Olympic Committee’s Order of Merit for her long standing involvement and support of swimming and volleyball.

Laurie Lawrence, team official for Australia, attends a team press conference at the Main Press Centre in Athens prior to the start of the 2004 Olympic Games on August 7, 2004 in Athens, Greece.

AOC: “Stuff the silver, we’ve come for the gold” is one of many classic lines from Laurie Lawrence as he celebrated Duncan Armstrong’s gold medal swim at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.