AOC News

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).

1964 Olympian Peter O'Donnell.

Australia's first Olympic yachting gold medallist Peter “POD” O'Donnell has passed away after a long battle with cancer.O’Donnell, 68, created history at the 1964 Tokyo Games being crowned as the nation’s inaugural yachting Olympic champion alongside skipper Bill Northam (late) and crewmate Dick Sargeant in the 5.5m class.

Norman’s Golden Nuggets

9 January 2008
Norman May with BK at the 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival.

The man renowned for one of the most memorable pieces of sports commentary in Australian history, the legendary “gold, gold, gold” call, has now compiled a series of his favourite Olympic highlights. Just shy of 80 years, Norman “Nugget” May has written and recorded 56 podcasts featuring gold medal performances by Australians at the summer Olympic Games from Athens 1896 through to Athens 2004.

School Sport Australia logo

Australian high school students competing at School Sport Australia (SSA) events will receive anti-doping drug awareness sessions next year thanks to a co-operation agreement signed by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and (SSA).

WA Olympians came together to celebrate the Festive season at the "Traditional" Olympians Club of WA Christmas Luncheon.

Passing of a great Olympian

7 December 2007
John Winter with aspiring Olympic water polo players James Stanton and Jamie Beadsworth at the Launch of the 2008 Australian Olympic Team / WA Appeal, 8th August, 2006

John Winter the first and only Australian to win an Olympic High Jump gold medal has died at the age of 83.Winter became Western Australia’s first Olympic gold medallist jumping 1.98metres at the 1948 Games in London. He also won the High Jump gold medal at the 1950 Auckland Empire Games with a jump of 1.98m.

Herb Elliott Honoured

27 November 2007

One of Australia’s greatest sportsmen, Herb Elliott, has won a World Fair Play award almost fifty years after he became an Olympic champion.