AOC News

AOC President John Coates

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?

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.

Chairman of the BOA Lord Colin Moyniham and AOC President John Coates sign agreements as the British Olympic Association and Australian Olympic Committee announce a co-operation agreement at the AOC Offices in Sydney.

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

Judy Patching

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.

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


5 January 2007
AOC President John Coates

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

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.

Kevin Berry who won the 200m butterfly in world record time at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

Olympic swimming gold medallist Kevin Berry has passed away after a long illness. He was 61. Berry was one of the youngest...

Tim Cahill weaving his magic against Argentina during Athens 2004.

Football Federation Australia took a significant step towards ensuring long-term success of its national teams with the appointment of experienced Dutchman Robert Baan to the position of Technical Director.

AOC Official Historian, Harry Gordon.

AOC historian Harry Gordon has been presented with the International Society of Olympic Historians Lifetime Award 2006.