As Australia tries to come to terms with the nation’s worst peacetime disaster, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) today made a $100,000 donation to show support for those communities impacted by the devastating fires in Victoria. The AOC made its donation to the 2009 Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund launched by the Victorian Premier in partnership with the Australian Government and the Red Cross.
The Federal Government will be asked to consider changes to the way it funds Olympic sport by giving the sports themselves a bigger say in the way the money is spent.The new model would incorporate the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) which currently distributes Government funding amongst the Olympic sports.
Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates has identified a shortfall of $100 million a year in funding if the decline of Australia’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes is to be stopped, for the London 2012 Games and Sochi 2014 Winter Games.
HISTORICAL VIGNETTE: More than a decade before Andrew Gaze, Mark Bradke and Luc Longley announced Australia’s arrival as a power on the world basketball stage Australia already had an internationally-rated male star. His name was Edward (Ed or Eddie) Sebastian Palubinskas.
The Australian Olympic Committee today announced it will spend $30 million to send our athletes to the London Olympics in 2012. The AOC has budgeted $16.7m to prepare the 2012 Australian Olympic Team and $13.4m to send the Team to London. The AOC has budgeted $16.7m to prepare the 2012 Australian Olympic Team and $13.4m to send the Team to London.
Dual Olympic rowing gold medallist Nick Green will lead the Australian Olympic Team to the 2012 Games in London following his appointment as Chef de Mission today.The AOC Executive Board endorsed Green’s appointment at a meeting in Melbourne.
On the 7/11/08, Liverpool West was extremely fortunate to have Robin Bell (the famous Australian white water canoeing champion) visit our school. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Australian Canoeing and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) today announced the appointment of Richard Fox as Canoeing National Performance Director.
Westfields Sports High School in Sydney was formally awarded the 2008 International Olympic Committee (IOC) Sport and Youth Trophy today.The Sport and Youth Trophy is aimed at rewarding organisations that have promoted or developed sporting or educational programs linked to Olympism aimed at young people.
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Did you know?
There are 5 Australian athletes with 2 medals each from the Winter Games: Steven Bradbury (Short Track Speed Skating), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Alisa Camplin (Freestyle Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Dale Begg-Smith (Freestyle Skiing - Moguls), 1 gold, 1 silver. Torah Bright (Snowboard), 1 gold, 1 silver. Lydia Lassila (Freestyle-Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze.
Did you know?
Ian Thorpe (5 gold, 3 silver, and 1 bronze) and Leisel Jones (3 gold, 5 silver and 1 bronze) have won 9 Summer Games medals.