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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.

AOC Statement on Taekwondo

AOC Statement on Taekwondo

6 May 2011

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) continues to consider TKD – Sports Taekwondo Australia’s (STA) application for membership as the National Federation for Taekwondo in Australia.

Taekwondo preferred pathway to London 2012

Taekwondo preferred pathway to London 2012

29 April 2011

The AOC wishes to give athletes advanced notice of its preferred pathway to selection for the Olympic Qualification Events and nomination to the AOC for selection in 2012 Australian Olympic Team

Rio Tinto backs Aussie athletes for Olympic success

Rio Tinto backs Aussie athletes for Olympic success

14 April 2011

Rio Tinto will be backing our Australian athletes to achieve their dreams at the London 2012 Olympic Games as a partner of the Australian Olympic Team.

Old Bill's young guns Olympic honour

Old Bill's young guns Olympic honour

6 April 2011

“Old” Bill Northam made history at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics winning Australia’s first-ever sailing gold medal but almost fifty years on the “young guns” in his famous crew Peter “Pod” O’Donnell and James “Dick” Sargeant have been honoured

Going the distance - April Blog

Going the distance - April Blog

6 April 2011

The past month was all about milestones on the marathon journey to London 2012. The 500-days-to-go mark flew by on March 15th as the Brits completed construction on their new Olympic stadium. The Australian Olympic Committee opened a “mini AIS” in Italy, launched a new corporate website and completed Team Processing of one third of the London 2012 Prospective Team.

Olympic medallists talk to school students

Olympic medallists talk to school students

24 March 2011

Olympic bronze medallist Hannah Davis and Olympian Travis Moran addressed over 300 secondary school students today in Adelaide as part of the Australian Olympic Committee’s (AOC) education program.

Olympic tickets to go on sale in Australia

Olympic tickets to go on sale in Australia

14 March 2011

CoSport and the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) announced today the timeline for the initial launch of ticket sales for the London 2012 Olympic Games. CoSport has been appointed by the AOC as its exclusive authorised ticket reseller and hospitality package provider for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Multi Million Dollar Facility Opened in Italy

Multi Million Dollar Facility Opened in Italy

4 March 2011

A “mini AIS” opened for business in Varese, Italy today and already sports are queuing up to go there and prepare

First London hopefuls processed

First London hopefuls processed

4 March 2011

Team Processing for the London 2012 Australian Olympic Team kicked off Friday with over 30 athletes and officials meeting in Canberra.Athletes from the sports of sailing, athletics, swimming and judo gathered at the Australian Institute of Sport for the first of 15 sessions being run by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) around the country in 2011.

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Figure Skaters selected on the Australian Winter Olympic team

Did you know?

Ian Thorpe (5 gold, 3 silver, and 1 bronze) and Leisel Jones (3 gold, 5 silver and 1 bronze) have won 9 Summer Games medals.

Did you know?

At Beijing 2008 Australia won 14 gold medals, 15 silver and 17 bronze, a total of 46 medals.