AOC News

John Coates of the AOC shakes hands with the victorious Australian Men's Four crew during the Rowing World Cup at the Sydney International Rowing Centre on March 30, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC President John Coates has retired from his position as the Oceania Representative on the Council of the World’s Governing body (FISA) after 22 years of service

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.

COACHING: Kevan Gosper learned the value of quality coaching during a 57-year involvement with the Olympic movement.

Nick Green Chef de Mission

CYCLING: The Australian Olympic Committee congratulates Executive Member and 2012 Team Chef de Mission Nick Green OAM on his appointment as the new Chief Executive Officer of Cycling Australia.

Alanna Kennedy of Australia shoots at the Vietnam goal during the AFC Women's Asian Cup Group A match between Vietnam and Australia at Thong Nhat Stadium on May 18, 2014 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

GAMES: Australia and New Zealand could gain entry into future Asian Games along with the rest of Oceania, the insidethegames.biz website reported on Sunday

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.

Kevan Gosper, the quarter-mile champion at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, recently discovered his prized medal was missing when he returned home from spinal surgery.

Analyst Arian Nemani splits urine samples in the anti-doping laboratory which will test athlete’s samples from the London 2012 Games on January 19, 2012 in Harlow, England. The facility, which will be provided by GSK and operated by King’s College London, will test over 6250 samples throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Over 150 anti-doping scientists will work in the laboratory, which measures the size of seven tennis courts, 24 hours a day.

AOC: The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority welcomes the initiative by the President of the Australian Olympic Committee, John Coates, in comprehensively embracing the revised World Anti-Doping Code (the Code).

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.

DOPING: John Coates has embraced the new WADA Code and commenced moves preventing Rio-bound athletes from dealing with coaches, trainers, sports scientists and other support personnel who have violated anti-doping rules.

Damon Kelly lifts the bar during the Men's 105kg group weightlifting event at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

TEAM: The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has accepted an invitation to send a Team to compete in the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea.

AOC President John Coates poses for a photo in front of the Sydney Opera House on October 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Coates last night was named Chairman of the 2020 Tokyo IOC Coordination Commission.

AOC: John Coates has advised all Olympic sporting organisations of proposed changes to the AOC’s Anti-Doping Rules and their need to be compliant with the new WADA Code which comes into effect on January 1st 2015.

Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin stands with his Samsung Galaxy Note 3 as part of the promotional campaign around the Sochi Olympic Winter Games.

Samsung has extended its worldwide sponsorship of the Olympic Games through until 2020 and becomes the 11th TOP Partner to do so.