AOC News

Concierge Travel signs as new AOC Supplier for Business Travel to assist the Teams for Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016.

AOC: Concierge Business Travel (part of the Concierge Travel Group) has proudly announced that it will support the AOC and the Australian Olympic Team as an Official Supplier

Competitors line up for the start of the swim leg in the Womens Triathlon during day three of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival at the Sydney International Regatta Centre on January 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC: The Australian Olympic Committee has thrown its full support behind a nationwide search for future Olympic champions being conducted by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

Athletes ready to start in the women's 100m freestyle at the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games. Australia finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd with Dawn Fraser, Lorraine Crapp and Faith Leech resepctively.

SWIMMING: Bendigo's Olympic gold medallist Faith Leech has passed away, aged 72.

The Olympic rings are projected onto the House of Parliament during a light show to mark the start of the 2012 Olympic Games on July 27, 2012 in London, England.

AOC: Recently elected International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President and Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President, John Coates has appeared as a witness before the House of Lords Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee.

AOC President and incoming IOC Vice President John Coates at the 125th International Olympic Committee Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina in September 2013.

AOC: John Coates has officially been elected as a Vice President of the IOC and becomes only the second Australian to hold such a position.

AOC President John Coates

New IOC Vice President John Coates has voiced his serious concerns for the problems with infrastructure projects and venues for the next summer Olympics in Brazil.

President of the IOC Jacques Rogge presents the Olympic Order to Kevan Gosper during the 125th IOC Session on September 10, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

AOC: Australia’s most senior member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Kevan Gosper has been awarded the Olympic Order in silver.

AOC President and incoming IOC Vice President John Coates at the 125th International Olympic Committee Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina in September 2013.

AOC: John Coates will be elected International Olympic Committee Vice President unopposed after his rival; Sami Moudallah from Syria withdrew from the race.

2020 Buzz via Social Media

9 September 2013
Residents of Olympic bid city Tokyo celebrate after the announcement of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games host city at Komazawa Olympic Park on September 8, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. Madrid was the first city to be eliminated, followed by Istanbul. Tokyo won the right to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in the final ballot.

2020: The eyes of the world were on Buenos Aires where the IOC met to vote on the host city of the 2020 Olympic Games. The host city's presentations were as electric as the stormy skies above the IOC Session, the roar of the Japanese when Jacques Rogge said "the winner is Tokyo" was thunderous, but the loudest buzz came on social media. See how the voting unfolded- powered by @AUSOlympicTeam.

IOC President Jacques Rogge shows the name of the city of Tokyo elected to host the 2020 Summer Olympics during a session of the IOC in Buenos Aires, on September 7, 2013.

2020: AOC President John Coates has congratulated Tokyo on winning the right to host the 2020 Olympics saying “the IOC has put the Games back in safe hands”.