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BK visits the Northern Territory

BK visits the Northern Territory

18 September 2006

The Australian Olympic Committee’s new on-line education program is using the Boxing Kangaroo, affectionately known as “BK”, as a symbol that educators ...

No babies in Olympic Village

No babies in Olympic Village

8 September 2006

At its recent meeting the AOC Team Executive ruled out any possibility of babies being permitted to live in the Olympic Village at the 2008 Beijing Games.

Numbers grow for '56 Olympic reunion

Numbers grow for '56 Olympic reunion

6 September 2006

More than 300 veteran Olympians from around the world have confirmed they will be in Melbourne for this year's golden...

Passing of a great Olympian: Merv Wood

Passing of a great Olympian: Merv Wood

21 August 2006

Olympian Mervyn Wood passed away on Saturday after a long illness, aged 89...

Tribute Merv Wood

Tribute Merv Wood

21 August 2006

AOC President John Coates has paid tribute to the late Merv Wood describing him as “clearly one of our finest Olympians”...

Hockeyroo Olympic gold medals returned

Hockeyroo Olympic gold medals returned

17 August 2006

The two Olympic hockey gold medals belonging to three-time Olympian Katrina Powell OAM have been returned, 22 days...

Premier of NSW Launches Team Fund with cheque for $500,000

Premier of NSW Launches Team Fund with cheque for $500,000

11 August 2006

With two years to go until the Opening Ceremony at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, the Premier of NSW, launched the...

WA Launches Olympic Target of $600,000

WA Launches Olympic Target of $600,000

8 August 2006

To signify the Two-Year Countdown to the 2008 Olympic Games to be held in Beijing, China, the 2008 Australian Olympic Team / WA Appeal was launched at a breakfast...

AOC complains to Lord Mayor over Anzac Memorial

AOC complains to Lord Mayor over Anzac Memorial

4 August 2006

Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates has written to Sydney’s Lord Mayor Clover Moore saying new plans...

AOC to replace stolen hockey gold medals

AOC to replace stolen hockey gold medals

26 July 2006

Three-time Olympian Katrina Powell OAM has had her two Olympic hockey gold medals stolen from her home in Perth...

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