AOC News

James Tomkins with his third Olympic gold medal from the pair with Drew Ginn at Athens 2004.

Four new members of the IOC Athletes Commission will be elected at the Beijing Games with Grant Hackett, Andrew Hoy, Natalie Cook and James Tomkins being talked

Australian IOC Member Kevan Gosper at the 2007 AOC AGM.

Australia’s most senior IOC member Kevan Gosper has been re-elected for a further eight years.Gosper was one of 27 members up for re-election at the 119th IOC Session in Guatemala today.He is currently Chairman of the IOC Press Comission and playing a key role in the preparations for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Dual Olympian Philippe Rizzo and 2008 Australian Olympic Team Medical Director Dr Peter Baquie.

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) announced a new health initiative today to help ensure our athletes are fighting fit for competition

AOC President John Coates

This week the Australian Tax Office issued a class ruling relating to payments made under the AOC Medal Incentive Funding program.For all athletes it is a very important ruling and particularly for those athletes who are deemed to be not ‘professional’ athletes as they will not be required to pay tax on these payments.

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