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The countdown is on to Innsbruck 2012!

The countdown is on to Innsbruck 2012!

13 January 2011

The 13th of January in Austria marks the “one year to go” milestone for Innsbruck 2012! In one year exactly, the world’s best young athletes aged 14 to 18 will attend

AOC pledges support

AOC pledges support

13 January 2011

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has today pledged support of $100,000 to the Queensland Flood Relief Appeal. On behalf of the Olympic movement and all Australian Olympians, the AOC has pledged a donation consistent with its response to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal in 2009.

Stars shine in Jan- AOC Sports Blog

Stars shine in Jan- AOC Sports Blog

11 January 2011

Summer is that marvellous time of year when the AOC, like many Australians, laps up some of the best of what sport has to offer.

Lauren Jackson returns to Australia for injury assessment and treatment

Lauren Jackson returns to Australia for injury assessment and treatment

11 January 2011

Reigning WNBA MVP and Australian Opals forward Lauren Jackson has returned to Australia

CoSport Australia Extends Sponsorship of the AOC

CoSport Australia Extends Sponsorship of the AOC

22 December 2010

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.

Looking back at 2010

Looking back at 2010

22 December 2010

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.

Brazil, Australia sign Olympic accord

Brazil, Australia sign Olympic accord

16 December 2010

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.

Lassila named AIS Athlete of the Year

Lassila named AIS Athlete of the Year

13 December 2010

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.

Government invests record $11m to boost participation in sport

Government invests record $11m to boost participation in sport

26 November 2010

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.

Coates to head up ICAS/CAS

Coates to head up ICAS/CAS

17 November 2010

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)

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Aussie Olympians go surfing at Winter Olympic Games

Did you know?

Alana Boyd (athletics – pole vault) made Australian Olympic history in Beijing, becoming the first Australian to join both parents as Olympians. This feat was emulated by Jess Fox (canoe/kayak - slalom) at the London 2012 Games.

Did you know?

Germany’s Christa Luding-Rothenburger is the only athlete to ever win medals in both Winter and Summer Games in the same year. Among other medals, she won skating silver in the 500m (Calgary 1988) and cycling silver in the match sprint (Seoul 1988).