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Steve Waugh joins Beijing Olympic team

Steve Waugh joins Beijing Olympic team

16 February 2007

Cricket great Steve Waugh will be a member of the 2008 Australian Olympic Team accepting a role as an Athlete Liaison Officer (ALO) along with

Mileno to supply Beijing team formal footwear

Mileno to supply Beijing team formal footwear

15 February 2007

When over 500 Australian athletes march into the Olympic Stadium in Beijing next year they will be wearing shoes designed by Mileno. The Australian Olympic Committee today announced

AOC provides more cash for Australia’s Olympic athletes

AOC provides more cash for Australia’s Olympic athletes

8 February 2007

“Increased funding is paramount to our success in Beijing” said Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates. He was speaking after the AOC Executive Board approved a funding increase for the 2008 Games from $29.3 million to $32.7 million.

Australia slips from 4th to 5th

Australia slips from 4th to 5th

31 January 2007

Australia remains in the top five nations on the medal tally but our performances “dipped” in 2006 as other countries showed dramatic improvement.On the latest statistics based on Olympic benchmark events and world rankings, Australia finished 2006 with 42 medals, 17 gold, 15 silver and 10 bronze.

Helm back in training?

Helm back in training?

19 January 2007

Retired Olympic ten-metre platform diver Mathew Helm is toying with the idea of a comeback to competitive diving in a bid to compete at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

AOC and BOA sign new Co-Operation Agreement

AOC and BOA sign new Co-Operation Agreement

15 January 2007

Australia’s athletes training for the London Games in 2012 will “benefit enormously” from a new partnership between the Australian Olympic

Birthday tribute for Julius (Judy) Patching - 90 years young

Birthday tribute for Julius (Judy) Patching - 90 years young

9 January 2007

To so many he is the foundation stone on which the Australian Olympic movement is built and athletes and officials gathered in Geelong this week to celebrate Julius (Judy) Patching’s 90th birthday.

AOC appoints CoSport as Exclusive Providers of Tickets and Hospitality Packages through 2012

AOC appoints CoSport as Exclusive Providers of Tickets and Hospitality Packages through 2012

8 January 2007

Global Sports Consultants LLC, which does business in Australia under the brand name of CoSport, announced today ...

Congratulations.

Congratulations.

5 January 2007

TO Ricky Ponting, captain, Australian Cricket Team. Congratulations to you and your team on your emphatic victory. You are most outstanding examples of Australia’s sporting prowess and make us all very proud. Well done! John Coates Australian Olympic Committee

Merry Christmas from the AOC

Merry Christmas from the AOC

22 December 2006

The Australian Olympic Committee would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year. 2006 was a very successful year for many Australian athletes and the AOC.

Aussies march into Port Moresby

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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).