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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.

International Olympic Recognition for Arafura Games

International Olympic Recognition for Arafura Games

20 February 2007

This year’s Arafura Games in Darwin have been officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee.

Immunisation program for 2008 Australian Olympic Team

Immunisation program for 2008 Australian Olympic Team

17 February 2007

The AOC has announced a large scale immunisation program for Australian athletes competing at next year’s Beijing Olympics.In the coming months about one thousand potential team members will be offered vaccinations for Hepatitis, Typhoid, Polio, Tetanus, Whooping Cough and Diphtheria

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.

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Australia has hosted the Olympic Games twice – Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.