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Olympic great Kevin Berry dies at 61

Olympic great Kevin Berry dies at 61

7 December 2006

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

Robert Baan Appointed FFA Technical Director

Robert Baan Appointed FFA Technical Director

5 December 2006

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.

Olympic Historian Harry Gordon Honoured

Olympic Historian Harry Gordon Honoured

28 November 2006

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

Melbourne 1956 commemorative plaque unveiled

Melbourne 1956 commemorative plaque unveiled

22 November 2006

The President of the Australian Olympic Committee, John Coates and IOC Member Kevan Gosper today unveiled a...

AOC Lifts Funding to over $5 million

AOC Lifts Funding to over $5 million

22 November 2006

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has boosted funding for elite athletes training for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing to over five million dollars.

Statement from John Coates on Ian Thorpe

Statement from John Coates on Ian Thorpe

21 November 2006

The President of the Australian Olympic Committee, John Coates, thanked Ian Thorpe for his “enormous contribution” to Australian sport...

Pacific Island sport to benefit from Oceania Foundation

Pacific Island sport to benefit from Oceania Foundation

20 November 2006

The President of the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) Kevan Gosper, today announced the formation of...

Celebrations underway in Melbourne

Celebrations underway in Melbourne

19 November 2006

The five days of celebrations for the 50th Anniversary of the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games commenced in Melbourne today...

It's all about team spirit

It's all about team spirit

8 November 2006

Thinking and behaving like one united team is the key to Australia’s success at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Commemorative stamps released for Melbourne 1956 50th Anniversary

Commemorative stamps released for Melbourne 1956 50th Anniversary

1 November 2006

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, Australia Post has released a pair of commemorative...

Journey to Rio: Isaac Kapa and Chris McHugh

2015 Pacific Games

Did you know?

Rugby Union will return to the Olympic Games at Rio 2016 with a Sevens competition for men and women.