The President of the Australian Olympic Committee John Coates has launched a new book written by former champion swimmer Lisa Forrest on the controversy surrounding the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
On 24 June 2004, the Australia Olympic Committee, (“AOC”) made certain statements contained within a Media Release published on the AOC Website (olympics.com.au). Some of the statements within the media release were factually inaccurate and may have been understood by some readers to be defamatory of Mr Mark French.
The AOC has announced a large scale immunisation program for Australian athletes competing at next year’s Beijing Olympics.In the coming months about one thousand potential team members will be offered vaccinations for Hepatitis, Typhoid, Polio, Tetanus, Whooping Cough and Diphtheria
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.