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$500,000 NSW Govt. Boost for Australian Olympic Team

$500,000 NSW Govt. Boost for Australian Olympic Team

27 July 2010

Premier Kristina Keneally today officially launched the Australian Olympic Team Appeal for the London 2012 Olympics pledging $500,000 from the NSW Government towards

Coates backs Australia's World Cup bid

Coates backs Australia's World Cup bid

5 July 2010

Australia's most experienced international sports administrator says Australia's World Cup bid deserves united national support and that recent efforts to undermine the bid have no

Olympians and schools embrace Olympic Day

Olympians and schools embrace Olympic Day

23 June 2010

Wednesday, June 23 marks International Olympic Day and Australian Olympians are visiting schools inspiring the nation’s youth

Freeman to relight cauldron for 10th Anniversary

Freeman to relight cauldron for 10th Anniversary

18 June 2010

The 15th of September this year marks the 10 year anniversary of Sydney 2000 – the Games that Sydney, Australia and Olympic fans around the world remember as the “Best Games Ever”.

Students squeeze into Olympic ski gear

Students squeeze into Olympic ski gear

11 June 2010

Twenty-five primary students were treated to an exclusive fashion opportunity last week when they tried on the official uniform of the 2010 Australian Olympic Winter Team.

Unions Honoured - Bitter Olympic Struggle Remembered

Unions Honoured - Bitter Olympic Struggle Remembered

15 May 2010

The Seamen’s Union of Australia (SUA) has been honoured 30 years after they raised $50,000 to send the Australian Olympic Team to Moscow defying demands for a 1980 Games’ boycott by the Fraser Government. At its Annual General Meeting today, the AOC made a special presentation to the

Knight and Richmond remembered for Sydney feat

Knight and Richmond remembered for Sydney feat

15 May 2010

Two of the key architects of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Michael Knight and David Richmond were today honoured at the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Olympic Committee. Knight and Richmond were presented with awards by the AOC President, John Coates, which said “in grateful appreciation

Coates praises Ellis for increased sports funding

Coates praises Ellis for increased sports funding

15 May 2010

AOC President John Coates has praised Federal Sports Minister, Kate Ellis, for obtaining an extra $195m in this week’s budget when other minsters were getting a spending “haircut".

Australia's oldest Olympian passes away

Australia's oldest Olympian passes away

21 April 2010

The Australian Olympic Committee regrets to announce the passing of Noel Hall OAM.Noel was born in November 1913 and at the time of his death (at 96-years-old) was Australia's oldest Olympian.

Owens and Murray inducted to Athletes’ Commission

Owens and Murray inducted to Athletes’ Commission

19 March 2010

Ski cross racer Jenny Owens and cross country skier Paul Murray were today inducted to the Athletes’ Commission

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Aussie Olympians go surfing at Winter Olympic Games

Did you know?

Chantelle and Robert Newbery became the first husband and wife to win medals at the same Olympic Games in Athens 2004. Clayton and Lucinda Fredericks (equestrian) also achieved this feat at the 2008 Beijing Games.

Did you know?

Alana Boyd (athletics – pole vault) made Australian Olympic history in Beijing, becoming the first Australian to join both parents as Olympians. This feat was emulated by Jess Fox (canoe/kayak - slalom) at the London 2012 Games.