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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.

Historical Vignette: Ed Palubinskas - Australia's first basketball great

Historical Vignette: Ed Palubinskas - Australia's first basketball great

1 January 2009

HISTORICAL VIGNETTE: More than a decade before Andrew Gaze, Mark Bradke and Luc Longley announced Australia’s arrival as a power on the world basketball stage Australia already had an internationally-rated male star. His name was Edward (Ed or Eddie) Sebastian Palubinskas.

AOC applies new standards of behaviour

AOC applies new standards of behaviour

9 December 2008

Under new rules imposed by the Australian Olympic Committee, athletes must declare any serious criminal charges or convictions

AOC announces $30 million spend on London Olympic Team

AOC announces $30 million spend on London Olympic Team

21 November 2008

The Australian Olympic Committee today announced it will spend $30 million to send our athletes to the London Olympics in 2012. The AOC has budgeted $16.7m to prepare the 2012 Australian Olympic Team and $13.4m to send the Team to London. The AOC has budgeted $16.7m to prepare the 2012 Australian Olympic Team and $13.4m to send the Team to London.

Michael Rogers receives Athens bronze medal

Road to Rio: Athlete Journeys

Did you know?

Alana Boyd (athletics – pole vault) made Australian Olympic history in Beijing, becoming the first Australian to join both parents as Olympians. This feat was emulated by Jess Fox (canoe/kayak - slalom) at the London 2012 Games.