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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

AOC Statement on Taekwondo for 2012

AOC Statement on Taekwondo for 2012

24 February 2011

The World Taekwondo Federation (‘WTF’) has issued its Qualification System for the London Olympic Games. The Qualification System is approved by the International Olympic Committee (‘IOC’).

Australia can rebound from medal slip: Coates

Australia can rebound from medal slip: Coates

22 February 2011

Australia is still aiming for a top five finish on the overall medal tally at next year’s London Olympics despite slipping to eighth position on the latest Benchmark analysis

AIS renewed as Olympic Training Centre

AIS renewed as Olympic Training Centre

22 February 2011

The Australian Institute of Sport’s status as an Olympic Training Centre was renewed today with the Australian Olympic Committee and the Australian Sports Commission signing an important agreement.Minister for Sport Mark Arbib and Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President John Coates unveiled a new set of Olympic rings

Team preparations on track for London

Team preparations on track for London

19 February 2011

The team behind the Team has assembled in Sydney over the past two days to ensure preparations are on schedule for the Australian Olympic Team’s goal to place amongst the top five nations on the overall and gold medal tallies in 2012. Dual Olympic gold medallist and new

Olympians share wisdom online

Olympians share wisdom online

17 February 2011

Eight outstanding Australian Olympians are sharing their secrets of success with school students across Australia in a new online education program launched by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC).

Four world champions kick-start 2011: February blog

Four world champions kick-start 2011: February blog

2 February 2011

As we lamented losing the Ashes, Australia suddenly had four world champions by the end of an action-packed January.

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Gallery | Sapporo 2017 Asian Winter Games

Did you know?

Rugby Union will return to the Olympic Games at Rio 2016 with a Sevens competition for men and women.

Did you know?

There are 5 Australian athletes with 2 medals each from the Winter Games: Steven Bradbury (Short Track Speed Skating), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Alisa Camplin (Freestyle Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Dale Begg-Smith (Freestyle Skiing - Moguls), 1 gold, 1 silver. Torah Bright (Snowboard), 1 gold, 1 silver. Lydia Lassila (Freestyle-Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze.