AOC News

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.

Primary school kids complete Olympic worksheets in the classroom.

The Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Gillard, today launched the 2008 Olympic Education Program aimed at supporting our Team at the Beijing Games in August. The Minister unveiled the program at the Manorvale Primary School at Werribee where she was joined by AOC President John Coates and well known Olympians.

Neville Holt, 1948 London Olympian for small-bore rifle

Australia’s oldest Olympian, Neville Holt aged 95, passed away on 6 February 2008 in Sydney.

WITH the Olympics approaching, a host of WA athletes are suffering gruelling training sessions - laying the foundation for golden performances in August.

Tim Willougby at the Beijing Bound Olympic Countdown Luncheon held at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre on the 8th August 2007.

Olympic rower Tim Willoughby has died following a heart attack on a flight from the USA to Singapore.Married with four children, 53 year old Willoughby from Perth was President of the Western Australian Olympic Council (WAOC).