AOC News

AOC President John Coates

Surfing’s re-entry manoeuvre to the Olympics has gained momentum with the support of AOC president John Coates, who praised its environmental and telegenic appeal and attractiveness to youth.While it may be too soon to see Australian surfboard riders winning gold medals off the Cornish coast when London

Steve Waugh as a torch bearer at Sydney Olympic Park as part of the Athens 2004 Torch Relay.

The Beijing Olympic Torch Relay will visit Australia in April next year, with Chinese officials choosing the nation’s capital, Canberra, as the only Australian city to receive the honour of hosting a leg of the relay.The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) is working with the Federal and ACT Governments

Australian Team Supporters enjoying the competition at Athens 2004.

CoSport, the Official Ticket and Hospitality Agent of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), announced today the company has launched its first phase of offerings for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

The entrance to the Forbidden City in Beijing.

Australians wanting to attend the Beijing Olympics will be able to purchase tickets shortly and indications are they are going to be snapped up quickly.Beginning mid-April, CoSport, the official ticket and hospitality agent of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), will start selling Olympic event tickets, and ticket & accommodation packages.

AOC President John Coates

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) is backing a call by Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), for a World Youth Olympics.AOC President John Coates said today he had discussed the plan with Jacques Rogge and “indicated to the President the AOC’s enthusiastic support”.

Kids celebrating the Olympic Games in Western Australia in 2006.

From the Margaret River (WA) to Mount Isa (QLD), Wagga Wagga (NSW) to Warburton (VIC), Milingimbi (NT) to Millicent (SA) to Flinders Island (TAS), more than 300 schools across

Lisa Forrest and John Coates at the launch of Lisa's new book 'Boycott' about the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

The President of the Australian Olympic Committee John Coates has launched a new book written by former champion swimmer Lisa Forrest on the controversy surrounding the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

Mark French

7 March 2007
Australian track cyclist Mark French.

On 24 June 2004, the Australia Olympic Committee, (“AOC”) made certain statements contained within a Media Release published on the AOC Website ( Some of the statements within the media release were factually inaccurate and may have been understood by some readers to be defamatory of Mr Mark French.

NTIS athletes work out at their facilities in Darwin.

This year’s Arafura Games in Darwin have been officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee.

AOC President John Coates

The AOC has announced a large scale immunisation program for Australian athletes competing at next year’s Beijing Olympics.In the coming months about one thousand potential team members will be offered vaccinations for Hepatitis, Typhoid, Polio, Tetanus, Whooping Cough and Diphtheria