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Old Bill's young guns Olympic honour

Old Bill's young guns Olympic honour

6 April 2011

“Old” Bill Northam made history at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics winning Australia’s first-ever sailing gold medal but almost fifty years on the “young guns” in his famous crew Peter “Pod” O’Donnell and James “Dick” Sargeant have been honoured

Going the distance - April Blog

Going the distance - April Blog

6 April 2011

The past month was all about milestones on the marathon journey to London 2012. The 500-days-to-go mark flew by on March 15th as the Brits completed construction on their new Olympic stadium. The Australian Olympic Committee opened a “mini AIS” in Italy, launched a new corporate website and completed Team Processing of one third of the London 2012 Prospective Team.

Olympic medallists talk to school students

Olympic medallists talk to school students

24 March 2011

Olympic bronze medallist Hannah Davis and Olympian Travis Moran addressed over 300 secondary school students today in Adelaide as part of the Australian Olympic Committee’s (AOC) education program.

Olympic tickets to go on sale in Australia

Olympic tickets to go on sale in Australia

14 March 2011

CoSport and the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) announced today the timeline for the initial launch of ticket sales for the London 2012 Olympic Games. CoSport has been appointed by the AOC as its exclusive authorised ticket reseller and hospitality package provider for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Multi Million Dollar Facility Opened in Italy

Multi Million Dollar Facility Opened in Italy

4 March 2011

A “mini AIS” opened for business in Varese, Italy today and already sports are queuing up to go there and prepare

First London hopefuls processed

First London hopefuls processed

4 March 2011

Team Processing for the London 2012 Australian Olympic Team kicked off Friday with over 30 athletes and officials meeting in Canberra.Athletes from the sports of sailing, athletics, swimming and judo gathered at the Australian Institute of Sport for the first of 15 sessions being run by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) around the country in 2011.

European base for Australian athletes opened

European base for Australian athletes opened

3 March 2011

Minister for Sport Mark Arbib has officially opened the European Training Centre (ETC), a new base for Australia's athletes in the Italian province of Varese.Speaking at the launch of the Centre, Senator Arbib said the Government was committed to ensuring Australia's athletes were given every chance to succeed on the world sporting

Working party formed to combat illegal betting

Working party formed to combat illegal betting

2 March 2011

A special task force will be set up to plan ways to overcome the new scourge of sport…. illegal betting and match fixing.

Global meeting to beat illegal betting in sport

Global meeting to beat illegal betting in sport

1 March 2011

The Federal Sports Minister, Senator Mark Arbib, and Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President John Coates will represent Australia at a seminar

Olympic swell building- March Blog

Olympic swell building- March Blog

1 March 2011

As Thorpe leapt off the blocks the dash to London 2012 kicked up a notch. The ripples were felt across the sporting globe and our papers were awash with news of more sporting comebacks throughout February. With additional Government funding flooding into 10 Olympic sports

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Did you know?

Synchronised Swimming began as a sport for men in the 1800s. It became an Olympic sport in 1984 but it is only open to women.

Did you know?

Olympic medals must be at least 60 millimetres in diameter and at least three millimetres thick. The design of the medal is the responsibility of the host city's organising committee, with the approval of the IOC.