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Brazil, Australia sign Olympic accord

Brazil, Australia sign Olympic accord

16 December 2010

Australia have signed an agreement with Brazil to share knowledge on putting on the Olympics to help with Rio's preparations for the 2016 Games. In a joint statement, the governments of both countries said a memorandum of understanding was signed in the town of Foz de Iguacu ahead of a South American summit by the Mercosur bloc.

Lassila named AIS Athlete of the Year

Lassila named AIS Athlete of the Year

13 December 2010

Minister for Sport Mark Arbib tonight announced Olympic aerial skiing champion Lydia Lassila as the 2010 Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Athlete of the Year at a gala presentation in Canberra. Lassila was chosen from an impressive list of finalists for the award, including Australian Commonwealth Games stars Alicia Coutts (swimming), Matthew Cowdrey (Paralympic swimming), Jamie Dwyer (hockey), Anna Meares (cycling) and world No.1 Laser sailor Tom Slingsby.

Government invests record $11m to boost participation in sport

Government invests record $11m to boost participation in sport

26 November 2010

Minister for Sport Mark Arbib today announced more than $11 million a year for national sporting organisations in new sport participation funding.This record investment, through the Australian Sports Commission, of $44 million over four years will allow 29 sporting organisations to focus on increasing the numbers of Australians participating in sport.

Coates to head up ICAS/CAS

Coates to head up ICAS/CAS

17 November 2010

The President of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), John Coates, has been elected to the top job at the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS)

Australia and Italy sign Olympic Agreement

Australia and Italy sign Olympic Agreement

21 October 2010

Australia’s Olympic athletes will benefit greatly from a new partnership with the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) which will allow them to be based in Italy and other parts of Europe to train prior to the London Games in 2012.Under the Co-operation Agreement between the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and the CONI,

Pacific nations upset with LOCOG over training grants

Pacific nations upset with LOCOG over training grants

20 October 2010

Some Pacific Island countries are upset after learning they could miss out on a 25,000 pound grant from the organisers of the London Olympics

Hockey star Dwyer on top of the world

Hockey star Dwyer on top of the world

11 October 2010

Jamie Dwyer can lay some claim to being the greatest player to grace a hockey field - and one of Australia's finest athletes - after taking out the world player of the year award a record fourth time.

Freeman 'Blown Away' by Olympic Honour

Freeman 'Blown Away' by Olympic Honour

1 October 2010

Freeman asked to light Olympic Flame at Sydney 2000 10th anniversary.

Sydney celebrates Olympic anniversary

Sydney celebrates Olympic anniversary

15 September 2010

Sydney will once again be touched by Olympic spirit as the Harbour City celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the 2000 Summer Games.Wednesday's celebrations will kick off at 7.30am (AEST) with a breakfast fundraising event for the 2012 Australian Olympic Team

Freeman 'blown away' by Olympic honour

Freeman 'blown away' by Olympic honour

15 September 2010

After accepting the honour of lighting Sydney's Olympic flame, Cathy Freeman was humble enough to give organisers a get-out clause. Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates recalled offering Freeman the star ceremonial role over dinner in a Los Angeles restaurant four months before the 2000 Games.

Britt back home after World Cup gold

Gallery: Looking back at 2016

Did you know?

Synchronised swimming and rhythmic gymnastics are the only sports on today’s Olympic program to be contested only by women.