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WA Olympians & Aspiring 2008 Athletes Tee It Up With Perth's Media

WA Olympians & Aspiring 2008 Athletes Tee It Up With Perth's Media

15 April 2008

The Burswood Media Golf Day has been a highlight of the Perth media calendar for the past 17 years and the 2008 event was no exception. Bright sunshine greeted the guests as they arrived at Burswood Park Golf Course on Wednesday April 9, for the “Olympic themed” day of golf, fun and laughs.

Three WA Swimmers Selected For 2008 Australian Olympic Team

Three WA Swimmers Selected For 2008 Australian Olympic Team

31 March 2008

Swimmers Eamon Sullivan, Travis Nederpelt and Sally Foster have joined fellow Western Australians, sailors Elise Rechichi and Tessa Parkinson on the 2008 Australian Olympic Team after their selection was officially announced by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) on Saturday night.

Coates launches 'Boycott'

Coates launches 'Boycott'

13 March 2008

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.

Olympics launch into the classroom

Olympics launch into the classroom

26 February 2008

The Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Gillard, today launched the 2008 Olympic Education Program aimed at supporting our Team at the Beijing Games in August. The Minister unveiled the program at the Manorvale Primary School at Werribee where she was joined by AOC President John Coates and well known Olympians.

Australia's oldest Olympian has passed away

Australia's oldest Olympian has passed away

14 February 2008

Australia’s oldest Olympian, Neville Holt aged 95, passed away on 6 February 2008 in Sydney.

WA athletes' six-month sweat on Games glory

WA athletes' six-month sweat on Games glory

2 February 2008

WITH the Olympics approaching, a host of WA athletes are suffering gruelling training sessions - laying the foundation for golden performances in August.

Olympian suffers fatal heart attack

Olympian suffers fatal heart attack

10 January 2008

Olympic rower Tim Willoughby has died following a heart attack on a flight from the USA to Singapore.Married with four children, 53 year old Willoughby from Perth was President of the Western Australian Olympic Council (WAOC).

Yachting loses an Olympic Champion

Yachting loses an Olympic Champion

9 January 2008

Australia's first Olympic yachting gold medallist Peter “POD” O'Donnell has passed away after a long battle with cancer.O’Donnell, 68, created history at the 1964 Tokyo Games being crowned as the nation’s inaugural yachting Olympic champion alongside skipper Bill Northam (late) and crewmate Dick Sargeant in the 5.5m class.

Norman’s Golden Nuggets

Norman’s Golden Nuggets

9 January 2008

The man renowned for one of the most memorable pieces of sports commentary in Australian history, the legendary “gold, gold, gold” call, has now compiled a series of his favourite Olympic highlights. Just shy of 80 years, Norman “Nugget” May has written and recorded 56 podcasts featuring gold medal performances by Australians at the summer Olympic Games from Athens 1896 through to Athens 2004.

AOC partners with School Sports Australia to educate youth

AOC partners with School Sports Australia to educate youth

19 December 2007

Australian high school students competing at School Sport Australia (SSA) events will receive anti-doping drug awareness sessions next year thanks to a co-operation agreement signed by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and (SSA).

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Gallery | Sapporo 2017 Asian Winter 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.

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.