AOC News

Four athletics and two canoe/kayak selections in the past 24 hours have seen the number of Western Australian athletes officially named on the 2008 Australian Olympic Team jump to 28.

Western Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder Casey Dellacqua has continued her stellar 2008 tennis season by today being offically named on the 2008 Australian Olympic Team.

Seven Western Australian athletes have this afternoon been named as members of the record rowing squad that will be representing Australia at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Three Western Australian athletes have this morning been announced in the Men's Football section of the Australian Olympic Team.

OWI Chairman Geoff Henke receives his life membership from FIS President Gian Franco Kaspar.

Olympic Winter Institute of Australia Chairman Geoffrey J Henke AO has been named a life member of the International Ski Federation (FIS), recognising a lifetime of service to Australian and international winter sports.

Shooter Robyn Van Nus has become the sixth Western Australian to be officially announced as a member of the 2008 Australian Olympic Team, after Australian International Shooting finalised the team over the weekend.

BankWest helped boost the 100 Days to Beijing Celebrations in announcing a 5 year partnership with the Australian Olympic Committee..

The Burswood Media Golf Day has been a highlight of the Perth media calendar for the past 17 years and the 2008 event was no exception. Bright sunshine greeted the guests as they arrived at Burswood Park Golf Course on Wednesday April 9, for the “Olympic themed” day of golf, fun and laughs.

Swimmers Eamon Sullivan, Travis Nederpelt and Sally Foster have joined fellow Western Australians, sailors Elise Rechichi and Tessa Parkinson on the 2008 Australian Olympic Team after their selection was officially announced by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) on Saturday night.

Lisa Forrest and John Coates at the launch of Lisa's new book 'Boycott' about the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

The President of the Australian Olympic Committee John Coates has launched a new book written by former champion swimmer Lisa Forrest on the controversy surrounding the 1980 Moscow Olympics.