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Olympic legend Bill Roycroft has died, aged 96

Olympic legend Bill Roycroft has died, aged 96

30 May 2011

Five-time Olympian James (Bill) Roycroft OBE, patriarch of the legendary Australian equestrian family, has died aged 96. He was Australia’s oldest living Olympian and without doubt one of our greatest and toughest.

First quota spots for Innsbruck 2012

First quota spots for Innsbruck 2012

27 May 2011

It is an exciting time in the build-up to the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games in January with Australia’s first quota spots confirmed for Innsbruck 2012.

Olympians and schools embrace Olympic Day

Olympians and schools embrace Olympic Day

27 May 2011

Olympians around the country are preparing to visit primary and secondary schools on Thursday 23 June 2011 as part of International Olympic Day.

STA recognised as National Federation for Taekwondo in Australia

STA recognised as National Federation for Taekwondo in Australia

20 May 2011

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) wishes to advise that on 13 May 2011 it was determined that TKD – Sports Taekwondo Australia (STA) be recognised as the member National Federation for Taekwondo in Australia.

Battle of London

Battle of London

14 May 2011

With only 14 months until the London Olympic Games “The Battle of London” is looming large.

Betting activity not tolerated on Olympic Team

Betting activity not tolerated on Olympic Team

14 May 2011

AOC President John Coates has given a stern warning to all athletes and officials of the 2012 Australian Olympic Team, that any activity related to betting or gambling activities will have them thrown off the London Team.

Pioneer for women in sport honoured by AOC

Pioneer for women in sport honoured by AOC

14 May 2011

Helen Brownlee has been honoured as the first woman awarded life membership of the Australian Olympic Committee.

Olympic Team to wear Volley in London

Olympic Team to wear Volley in London

12 May 2011

Volley, was announced as the official casual shoe of the 2012 Australian Olympic Team for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Prime Minister Gillard invited to London Games

Prime Minister Gillard invited to London Games

12 May 2011

The Prime Minister, Julie Gillard, has been invited to attend next year’s London Olympic Games.

Spotlight on London - May Blog

Spotlight on London - May Blog

9 May 2011

The April highlights reel could keep sports buffs entertained for hours. The past month delivered action-packed national championships in swimming, rowing, athletics and BMX cycling, dramatic hockey showdowns and the romance of sailing in Majorca and the Côte d'Azur. With a string of bright young things bursting onto the scene, it is little wonder London 2012 is set to be a sell-out show.

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Aussie Olympians go surfing at Winter Olympic Games

Did you know?

Australia has hosted the Olympic Games twice – Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.

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.