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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

Original Boxing Kangaroo flag heads home

Original Boxing Kangaroo flag heads home

27 September 2009

The original boxing kangaroo flag flown on Australia II when it won the America’s Cup in 1983 is on its way home to Australia. The flag was discovered recently hanging in O’Brien’s Bar in Newport Rhode Island by Australia II crewman John Longley.

Hackett's world record smashed by China's Zhang Lin

Hackett's world record smashed by China's Zhang Lin

30 July 2009

Grant Hackett's 800m freestyle world record was obliterated at the FINA world championships on Wednesday as Australia lost yet another champion's name from the record books. China's Zhang Lin ripped 6.53 seconds off Hackett's 2005 world championship time to win in 7:32.12.

A dose of culture for overseas media at London 2012

A dose of culture for overseas media at London 2012

28 June 2009

Overseas media covering the 2012 Olympics will be housed in hotels in downtown London instead of purpose built media “villages” like they had in Beijing.

AOC Life Membership for Montgomery and Wenden

AOC Life Membership for Montgomery and Wenden

9 May 2009

Olympians Michael Wenden and Peter Montgomery have been awarded life membership of the Australian Olympic Committee

Coates re-elected AOC President unopposed

Coates re-elected AOC President unopposed

9 May 2009

John Coates has been re-elected unopposed as President of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) a position he has held for 19 years.

Journey To Rio - Ryan Fisher

2016 Triathlon Team announced

Did you know?

American athlete Eddie Eagan is the only athlete to win gold at a summer and winter Olympics in Heavyweight Boxing (1920) and bobsleigh (1932).