CoSport Australia, its parent company Jet Set Sports, and the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) today announced that CoSport Australia has extended its sponsorship of the AOC for the next two quadrennials through 2020 as the official and exclusive AOC provider of event tickets and hospitality packages for the Olympic Games.
With the new year almost upon us, it is timely to look back on 2010, what has been a big year for the Australian Olympic movement. In February, the 2010 Australian Olympic Winter Team recorded the nation’s best ever result at a Winter Olympics, winning two gold and one silver medal.
Australia have signed an agreement with Brazil to share knowledge on putting on the Olympics to help with Rio's preparations for the 2016 Games. In a joint statement, the governments of both countries said a memorandum of understanding was signed in the town of Foz de Iguacu ahead of a South American summit by the Mercosur bloc.
Minister for Sport Mark Arbib tonight announced Olympic aerial skiing champion Lydia Lassila as the 2010 Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Athlete of the Year at a gala presentation in Canberra. Lassila was chosen from an impressive list of finalists for the award, including Australian Commonwealth Games stars Alicia Coutts (swimming), Matthew Cowdrey (Paralympic swimming), Jamie Dwyer (hockey), Anna Meares (cycling) and world No.1 Laser sailor Tom Slingsby.
Minister for Sport Mark Arbib today announced more than $11 million a year for national sporting organisations in new sport participation funding.This record investment, through the Australian Sports Commission, of $44 million over four years will allow 29 sporting organisations to focus on increasing the numbers of Australians participating in sport.
The President of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), John Coates, has been elected to the top job at the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS)
Australia’s Olympic athletes will benefit greatly from a new partnership with the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) which will allow them to be based in Italy and other parts of Europe to train prior to the London Games in 2012.Under the Co-operation Agreement between the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and the CONI,
Some Pacific Island countries are upset after learning they could miss out on a 25,000 pound grant from the organisers of the London Olympics
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Aussie Olympians go surfing at Winter Olympic Games
Did you know?
There are 5 Australian athletes with 2 medals each from the Winter Games: Steven Bradbury (Short Track Speed Skating), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Alisa Camplin (Freestyle Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Dale Begg-Smith (Freestyle Skiing - Moguls), 1 gold, 1 silver. Torah Bright (Snowboard), 1 gold, 1 silver. Lydia Lassila (Freestyle-Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze.
Did you know?
American athlete Eddie Eagan is the only athlete to win gold at a summer and winter Olympics in Heavyweight Boxing (1920) and bobsleigh (1932).