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Unique honour for Australian winter sports administrator

Unique honour for Australian winter sports administrator

3 June 2008

Olympic Winter Institute of Australia Chairman Geoffrey J Henke AO has been named a life member of the International Ski Federation (FIS), recognising a lifetime of service to Australian and international winter sports.

Shooter Joins Swimmers And Sailors In Olympic Team

Shooter Joins Swimmers And Sailors In Olympic Team

13 May 2008

Shooter Robyn Van Nus has become the sixth Western Australian to be officially announced as a member of the 2008 Australian Olympic Team, after Australian International Shooting finalised the team over the weekend.

BankWest in 5 - year Olympic Sponsorship

BankWest in 5 - year Olympic Sponsorship

12 May 2008

BankWest helped boost the 100 Days to Beijing Celebrations in announcing a 5 year partnership with the Australian Olympic Committee..

WA Olympians & Aspiring 2008 Athletes Tee It Up With Perth's Media

WA Olympians & Aspiring 2008 Athletes Tee It Up With Perth's Media

15 April 2008

The Burswood Media Golf Day has been a highlight of the Perth media calendar for the past 17 years and the 2008 event was no exception. Bright sunshine greeted the guests as they arrived at Burswood Park Golf Course on Wednesday April 9, for the “Olympic themed” day of golf, fun and laughs.

Three WA Swimmers Selected For 2008 Australian Olympic Team

Three WA Swimmers Selected For 2008 Australian Olympic Team

31 March 2008

Swimmers Eamon Sullivan, Travis Nederpelt and Sally Foster have joined fellow Western Australians, sailors Elise Rechichi and Tessa Parkinson on the 2008 Australian Olympic Team after their selection was officially announced by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) on Saturday night.

Coates launches 'Boycott'

Coates launches 'Boycott'

13 March 2008

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.

Olympics launch into the classroom

Olympics launch into the classroom

26 February 2008

The Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Gillard, today launched the 2008 Olympic Education Program aimed at supporting our Team at the Beijing Games in August. The Minister unveiled the program at the Manorvale Primary School at Werribee where she was joined by AOC President John Coates and well known Olympians.

Australia's oldest Olympian has passed away

Australia's oldest Olympian has passed away

14 February 2008

Australia’s oldest Olympian, Neville Holt aged 95, passed away on 6 February 2008 in Sydney.

WA athletes' six-month sweat on Games glory

WA athletes' six-month sweat on Games glory

2 February 2008

WITH the Olympics approaching, a host of WA athletes are suffering gruelling training sessions - laying the foundation for golden performances in August.

Olympian suffers fatal heart attack

Olympian suffers fatal heart attack

10 January 2008

Olympic rower Tim Willoughby has died following a heart attack on a flight from the USA to Singapore.Married with four children, 53 year old Willoughby from Perth was President of the Western Australian Olympic Council (WAOC).

Journey to Rio: Isaac Kapa and Chris McHugh

2015 Pacific Games

Did you know?

Alana Boyd (athletics – pole vault) made Australian Olympic history in Beijing, becoming the first Australian to join both parents as Olympians. This feat was emulated by Jess Fox (canoe/kayak - slalom) at the London 2012 Games.