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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.

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...

Emma Moffatt's Road to Rio

Rio Olympic Village

Did you know?

At Beijing 2008 Australia won 14 gold medals, 15 silver and 17 bronze, a total of 46 medals.