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Coates to head up ICAS/CAS

Coates to head up ICAS/CAS

17 November 2010

The President of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), John Coates, has been elected to the top job at the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS)

Australia and Italy sign Olympic Agreement

Australia and Italy sign Olympic Agreement

21 October 2010

Australia’s Olympic athletes will benefit greatly from a new partnership with the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) which will allow them to be based in Italy and other parts of Europe to train prior to the London Games in 2012.Under the Co-operation Agreement between the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and the CONI,

Pacific nations upset with LOCOG over training grants

Pacific nations upset with LOCOG over training grants

20 October 2010

Some Pacific Island countries are upset after learning they could miss out on a 25,000 pound grant from the organisers of the London Olympics

Hockey star Dwyer on top of the world

Hockey star Dwyer on top of the world

11 October 2010

Jamie Dwyer can lay some claim to being the greatest player to grace a hockey field - and one of Australia's finest athletes - after taking out the world player of the year award a record fourth time.

Freeman 'Blown Away' by Olympic Honour

Freeman 'Blown Away' by Olympic Honour

1 October 2010

Freeman asked to light Olympic Flame at Sydney 2000 10th anniversary.

Sydney celebrates Olympic anniversary

Sydney celebrates Olympic anniversary

15 September 2010

Sydney will once again be touched by Olympic spirit as the Harbour City celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the 2000 Summer Games.Wednesday's celebrations will kick off at 7.30am (AEST) with a breakfast fundraising event for the 2012 Australian Olympic Team

Freeman 'blown away' by Olympic honour

Freeman 'blown away' by Olympic honour

15 September 2010

After accepting the honour of lighting Sydney's Olympic flame, Cathy Freeman was humble enough to give organisers a get-out clause. Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates recalled offering Freeman the star ceremonial role over dinner in a Los Angeles restaurant four months before the 2000 Games.

Local students to light community cauldron

Local students to light community cauldron

13 September 2010

They were just two-years-old when the Olympic Games took place in Sydney ten years ago. Now Anthony Melnyk and Hannah Chiu are the school captains

A marathon voluntary effort

A marathon voluntary effort

13 September 2010

There were over 47,000 volunteers working tirelessly on the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games and each had a different motivation and a different story.

Ten year reunion for water polo winners

Ten year reunion for water polo winners

10 September 2010

The women’s water polo gold medal game was one of the most nail-biting and frantic events of the Sydney Olympic Games.

Olympic stars inspire students in Canberra

Eat Like A Champ - Lunchbox series

Did you know?

American athlete Eddie Eagan is the only athlete to win gold at a summer and winter Olympics in Heavyweight Boxing (1920) and bobsleigh (1932).