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Two Australians to oversee Rio 2016 Olympic preparations

Two Australians to oversee Rio 2016 Olympic preparations

14 January 2010

AOC President John Coates has been appointed to the IOC Co-ordination Commission for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

They've failed to understand a simple truth about winning

They've failed to understand a simple truth about winning

21 December 2009

Herb Elliott, one of the greatest middle-distance runners the world has ever known, once set down, very candidly

Coates poses more questions to Minister Ellis

Coates poses more questions to Minister Ellis

26 November 2009

AOC President John Coates poses more questions about the Crawford Report in a letter to Minister Ellis.

Coates responds to Maiden article

Coates responds to Maiden article

25 November 2009

Dear Malcolm,Your article “The Olympic monopoly and why it harms sport” SMH Business Day p.9 20 November 2009

Crean backs AOC bid to return to Olympic top five

Crean backs AOC bid to return to Olympic top five

18 November 2009

A senior federal government minister has backed the Australian Olympics Committee's bid to reclaim "top five" status at the 2012 London Games.

A shot in the arm for a shot at Gold

A shot in the arm for a shot at Gold

12 November 2009

Just when most Australians’ minds are turning to summer, our Winter Olympians bound for competition in Vancouver next year are lining up for their vaccinations

Australian researchers to lead IOC funded research centre

Australian researchers to lead IOC funded research centre

15 October 2009

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced four years of funding for clinical, educational and research expertise in elite sports for the University of Ballarat Centre for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion.

Coates elected to IOC Executive Board

Coates elected to IOC Executive Board

9 October 2009

AOC president John Coates will be sitting at the top table at the IOC in future following his elevation to the IOC Executive Board,

Original boxing kangaroo flag calls Freo home

Original boxing kangaroo flag calls Freo home

6 October 2009

It barely survived being tossed out of a sailors' bar but finally the original boxing kangaroo flag, part of Australia II's historic victory at the 1983 America's Cup, has returned to Fremantle.The flag was hastily crafted by sailmakers ahead of Australia's first and only America's Cup win.

First Lady woos IOC members on eve of crucial vote

First Lady woos IOC members on eve of crucial vote

2 October 2009

The first lady, Michelle Obama, has held face to face meetings with IOC members, including AOC President John Coates, to push for her hometown of Chicago

Sydney kicks off Welcome Home celebrations

Sydney Welcomes Home Rio Olympians

Did you know?

Chantelle and Robert Newbery became the first husband and wife to win medals at the same Olympic Games in Athens 2004. Clayton and Lucinda Fredericks (equestrian) also achieved this feat at the 2008 Beijing Games.