When over 500 Australian athletes march into the Olympic Stadium in Beijing next year they will be wearing shoes designed by Mileno. The Australian Olympic Committee today announced
“Increased funding is paramount to our success in Beijing” said Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates. He was speaking after the AOC Executive Board approved a funding increase for the 2008 Games from $29.3 million to $32.7 million.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.