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