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Tributes to Harry Gordon

Tributes to Harry Gordon

22 January 2015

Tributes to Olympian historian Harry Gordon, after he passed away in Queensland at the age of 89.

John Coates tribute to Harry Gordon

John Coates tribute to Harry Gordon

22 January 2015

I’ve never had a more loyal friend.

Vale - Harry Gordon – A great Australian

Vale - Harry Gordon – A great Australian

22 January 2015

AOC: A distinguished career that spanned 70 years has ended with the passing of journalist, foreign correspondent, editor, author and Olympic historian, Harry Gordon.

Sports embrace new World Anti-Doping Code

Sports embrace new World Anti-Doping Code

9 January 2015

Australian sport has embraced the new World Anti-Doping Code with John Coates declaring the uptake is a “clear indication that Australian sport is united in the fight against doping”.

Coates ranked 2nd on global Olympic influence for 2015

Coates ranked 2nd on global Olympic influence for 2015

6 January 2015

AOC: Australian Olympic Committee President and IOC Vice President John Coates has been ranked 2nd, behind IOC President Thomas Bach, in the highly respected Golden 25 ranking by Around The Rings.

More twists and upside-down rings as Freeman’s missing suit appears found

More twists and upside-down rings as Freeman’s missing suit appears found

23 December 2014

AOC: For 14 years there was mystery around the Opening Ceremony suit worn by Cathy Freeman. Now it may have appeared, with rings upside-down and all.

Mystery of Opening Ceremony suit could be solved

Mystery of Opening Ceremony suit could be solved

23 December 2014

AOC: Melbourne police have taken possession of an item of clothing which could be the bodysuit worn by Cathy Freeman in the Opening Ceremony of Sydney 2000.

Positive Signs for Rio

Positive Signs for Rio

17 December 2014

AOC: There are very positive signs for Australia’s Olympic Team in RIO moving into 6th place on the overall medal tally in the AOC’s latest benchmark study.

IOC members embrace change

IOC members embrace change

9 December 2014

AGENDA 2020: Each of the 40 recommendations for reform, including an overhaul of the Olympic bidding process driven by John Coates, has been approved at the IOC Session.

Accept late night swimming finals and move on - Coates

Accept late night swimming finals and move on - Coates

7 December 2014

SWIMMING: The President of the Australian Olympic Committee John Coates says it’s time to “accept late night swimming finals in Rio and let’s get on with the job”.

Journey to Rio: Isaac Kapa and Chris McHugh

2015 Pacific Games

Did you know?

Bill Roycroft carried the Flag in the Opening Ceremony in Mexico City 1968 and his son Wayne carried the Flag in Los Angeles 1984.