AOC News

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).

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).