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Coates statement on D'Arcy and London 2012

Coates statement on D'Arcy and London 2012

27 March 2009

We have no comment on the penalty delivered by the court today. However I have no doubt the AOC Executive made the correct decision in terminating Nick D’Arcy’s membership of the Beijing Olympic Team last June. In regards to Nick D’Arcy representing Australia at the 2012 Olympic Games in London

Seebohm chats online with students

Seebohm chats online with students

16 March 2009

“Last Thursday I got to chat to Emily Seebohm!” Alex James of Coolah Central School wrote.

AOC and APC urge Government to act quickly on funding

AOC and APC urge Government to act quickly on funding

13 March 2009

The Australian Olympic Committee and Paralympic Committee have completed a detailed High Performance Plan (HPP) which calls for an urgent increase in funding

D'Arcy must wait a month for sentencing

D'Arcy must wait a month for sentencing

26 February 2009

Swimmer Nick D’Arcy will be sentenced on March 27 for the assault on Simon Cowley.D’Arcy, 21, appeared in a Sydney court again today where the Magistrate heard final sentencing submissions.

Olympians boost spirits of bushfire victims

Olympians boost spirits of bushfire victims

17 February 2009

Ten of Australia’s high profile Olympians travelled to the Kinglake area in Victoria Tuesday to try and lift the spirits of the local communities

Tribute to Judy Patching

Tribute to Judy Patching

16 February 2009

Harry Gordon, honorary official historian of the AOC, writes:Julius “Judy” Patching, who died on Friday at the age of 92, was not only the Grand Old Man of the Olympic movement. He was one of the most loved characters in all Australian sport, admired and respected by generations of athletes for the genial, down-to-earth wisdom of his leadership.

Passing of Olympic legend: Judy Patching

Passing of Olympic legend: Judy Patching

15 February 2009

The Australian Olympic Movement is mourning the death of Julius (Judy) Patching AO OBE. Judy passed away in hospital on Friday aged 92.To so many he was the foundation stone on which the Australian Olympic movement is built and Olympians past, present and future owe Judy a great deal.

AOC donates $100k to Victorian Bushfire Appeal

AOC donates $100k to Victorian Bushfire Appeal

10 February 2009

As Australia tries to come to terms with the nation’s worst peacetime disaster, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) today made a $100,000 donation to show support for those communities impacted by the devastating fires in Victoria. The AOC made its donation to the 2009 Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund launched by the Victorian Premier in partnership with the Australian Government and the Red Cross.

Call to streamline high performance sport

Call to streamline high performance sport

4 February 2009

The Federal Government will be asked to consider changes to the way it funds Olympic sport by giving the sports themselves a bigger say in the way the money is spent.The new model would incorporate the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) which currently distributes Government funding amongst the Olympic sports.

Additional $100m needed for London success

Additional $100m needed for London success

3 February 2009

Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates has identified a shortfall of $100 million a year in funding if the decline of Australia’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes is to be stopped, for the London 2012 Games and Sochi 2014 Winter Games.

Gold medallist Ropati-Frost returns to Pac Games Village

2015 Pacific Games

Did you know?

Ian Thorpe (5 gold, 3 silver, and 1 bronze) and Leisel Jones (3 gold, 5 silver and 1 bronze) have won 9 Summer Games medals.