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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.

AOC promises full team for new World Youth Games

AOC promises full team for new World Youth Games

20 March 2007

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) is backing a call by Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), for a World Youth Olympics.AOC President John Coates said today he had discussed the plan with Jacques Rogge and “indicated to the President the AOC’s enthusiastic support”.

Boxing Kangaroo leads Olympic Day celebrations

Boxing Kangaroo leads Olympic Day celebrations

14 March 2007

From the Margaret River (WA) to Mount Isa (QLD), Wagga Wagga (NSW) to Warburton (VIC), Milingimbi (NT) to Millicent (SA) to Flinders Island (TAS), more than 300 schools across

Coates launches 'Boycott'

Coates launches 'Boycott'

13 March 2007

The President of the Australian Olympic Committee John Coates has launched a new book written by former champion swimmer Lisa Forrest on the controversy surrounding the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

Mark French

Mark French

7 March 2007

On 24 June 2004, the Australia Olympic Committee, (“AOC”) made certain statements contained within a Media Release published on the AOC Website (olympics.com.au). Some of the statements within the media release were factually inaccurate and may have been understood by some readers to be defamatory of Mr Mark French.

AOC participates in IMF Uluru Anniversary Relay

Rio Olympic Village

Did you know?

Ian Thorpe (5 gold, 3 silver, and 1 bronze) and Leisel Jones (3 gold, 5 silver and 1 bronze) have won 9 Summer Games medals.