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Aussie athletes free to express their opinions

Aussie athletes free to express their opinions

5 August 2007

AOC President John Coates spoke to media in Beijing Sunday regarding a newspaper report claiming Australian athletes will be “gagged” at next year’s Olympic Games.Coates said “our team will range in age from 15 to 55, they are all entitled to have an opinion and to express that opinion”.

Olympic Torch linked to Eternal Flame

Olympic Torch linked to Eternal Flame

31 July 2007

The Australian Olympic Committee will invite four Legatees to run in next year’s Beijing Torch Relay as a mark of respect to our servicemen and women.Canberra will host the Australian leg of the relay on April 24th 2008, Anzac eve.

Chinese in Canberra for Torch Relay planning

Chinese in Canberra for Torch Relay planning

30 July 2007

Chinese officials organising the Beijing Olympic Torch Relay have arrived in Canberra to plan the Australian leg in the national capital next year.Led by the Ms Ming Zhang the six-strong delegation will meet with the ACT Chief Minister, John Stanhope, Tuesday along with the Vice- President of the Australian Olympic

Uncle Tobys joins Australian Olympic Team

Uncle Tobys joins Australian Olympic Team

25 July 2007

UNCLE TOBYS, one of Australia’s most recognised sporting sponsorship icons, today announced its Official Partnership of the 2008 Australian Olympic Team participating at next year’s Beijing Olympic Games.The Australian Olympic Committee President, Mr. John Coates AC, welcomed the announcement.

Lithgow flash wins highest Olympic honour

Lithgow flash wins highest Olympic honour

15 July 2007

The retiring South Australian Governor Marjorie Jackson-Nelson has been awarded the Olympic Order, the highest award given by the International Olympic Committee.

Australia won't bid for first Youth Olympics

Australia won't bid for first Youth Olympics

13 July 2007

Australia will be a keen participant in the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in 2010 but not the host.Since the decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to endorse the Youth Olympic Games the AOC Executive has considered all of the issues relevant to an Australian bid and resolved not to entertain a bid for this

Aussies in running for IOC Athletes' Commission

Aussies in running for IOC Athletes' Commission

8 July 2007

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

Gosper re-elected to IOC

Gosper re-elected to IOC

6 July 2007

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.

GlaxoSmithKline supplies travel vaccinations for Olympic Team

GlaxoSmithKline supplies travel vaccinations for Olympic Team

3 July 2007

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

Favourable tax ruling for Medal Incentive Funding payments

Favourable tax ruling for Medal Incentive Funding payments

11 May 2007

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.

Aussies march into Port Moresby

2015 Pacific Games

Did you know?

Andrew Hoy (Equestrian) has attended 7 Summer Games (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012).