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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.

Coates supports surfing’s youth appeal

Coates supports surfing’s youth appeal

9 May 2007

Surfing’s re-entry manoeuvre to the Olympics has gained momentum with the support of AOC president John Coates, who praised its environmental and telegenic appeal and attractiveness to youth.While it may be too soon to see Australian surfboard riders winning gold medals off the Cornish coast when London

Canberra chosen to host Beijing torch relay leg

Canberra chosen to host Beijing torch relay leg

26 April 2007

The Beijing Olympic Torch Relay will visit Australia in April next year, with Chinese officials choosing the nation’s capital, Canberra, as the only Australian city to receive the honour of hosting a leg of the relay.The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) is working with the Federal and ACT Governments

CoSport launches Beijing ticket sales

CoSport launches Beijing ticket sales

23 April 2007

CoSport, the Official Ticket and Hospitality Agent of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), announced today the company has launched its first phase of offerings for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

The rush for Beijing tickets is about to begin

The rush for Beijing tickets is about to begin

5 April 2007

Australians wanting to attend the Beijing Olympics will be able to purchase tickets shortly and indications are they are going to be snapped up quickly.Beginning mid-April, CoSport, the official ticket and hospitality agent of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), will start selling Olympic event tickets, and ticket & accommodation packages.

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Road to Rio: Athlete Journeys

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