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Olympians Share The Christmas Spirit

Olympians Share The Christmas Spirit

18 December 2007

WA Olympians came together to celebrate the Festive season at the "Traditional" Olympians Club of WA Christmas Luncheon.

Passing of a great Olympian

Passing of a great Olympian

7 December 2007

John Winter the first and only Australian to win an Olympic High Jump gold medal has died at the age of 83.Winter became Western Australia’s first Olympic gold medallist jumping 1.98metres at the 1948 Games in London. He also won the High Jump gold medal at the 1950 Auckland Empire Games with a jump of 1.98m.

Herb Elliott Honoured

Herb Elliott Honoured

27 November 2007

One of Australia’s greatest sportsmen, Herb Elliott, has won a World Fair Play award almost fifty years after he became an Olympic champion.

Olympians return to the classroom

Olympians return to the classroom

8 November 2007

Twenty-six Olympians are returning to the classroom to share their childhood aspirations, sporting experiences and Olympic highlights with primary school students across the country.

Jones apology to Coates

Jones apology to Coates

3 October 2007

2GB radio host Alan Jones has broadcast an apology to AOC President John Coates for comments he made on his program on August 8th 2007.

BHP to sponsor Australian Team

BHP to sponsor Australian Team

13 August 2007

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) today announced that the world’s largest diversified resources company, BHP Billiton, will sponsor the Australian Team as it prepares for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

SASI recognised as Olympic Training Centre for Beijing

SASI recognised as Olympic Training Centre for Beijing

10 August 2007

The South Australian Sports Institute (SASI) has received formal recognition from the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) as an Olympic Training Centre for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.With exactly one year to go today until the Beijing Olympics, Recreation and Sport Minister Michael Wright has signed an Olympic Training Centre

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

Michael Rogers receives Athens bronze medal

Road to Rio: Athlete Journeys

Did you know?

Synchronised swimming and rhythmic gymnastics are the only sports on today’s Olympic program to be contested only by women.