AOC News

AOC President John Coates in Sydney after returning from Buenos Aires where he was elected IOC Vice President.

RIO 2016: The AOC President and IOC Vice President, John Coates, has described Rio’s preparations for the 2016 Olympics as “the worst I have experienced” and “worse than Athens” (2004).

Sir Peter Cosgrove, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia addresses the Campaign Rio forum in Sydney on 29 April, 2014.

RIO 2016: The Campaign Rio team has echoed the sentiments delivered by the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) in an address to Olympic and Paralympic coaches and performance leaders in Sydney today.

AOC President and incoming IOC Vice President John Coates at the 125th International Olympic Committee Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina in September 2013.

AOC: The President of the Australian Olympic Committee and IOC Vice President, John Coates, will head-up two key Commissions on the IOC.

2014 Australian Youth Olympic Team Chef de Mission Susie O'Neill and the Nanjing YOG mascot.

NANJING 2014: Australian Olympic medallists Susie O’Neill (Swimming) and Jessica Fox (Canoe/Kayak) are in Nanjing, China this week for official meetings prior to the start of the second summer Youth Olympic Games, taking place in the city from 16 – 28 August 2014.

SWIMMING: The first Australian Olympic medallist from the Gold Coast, Greg Brough, has passed away on Sunday at the age of 63.

EQUESTRIAN: Smack bang in the middle of NSW, a chance encounter with a drover over a paddock fence linked Bridget Hyem to Olympic glory.

Australian Olympic Medalists Attend a Garden Party in Their Honour

The AOC joins IOC President Thomas Bach in condemning these cowardly acts and in expressing our condolences to the Russian people.

AOC President John Coates in Sydney after returning from Buenos Aires where he was elected IOC Vice President.

AOC President John Coates has been ranked at the seventh most influential person in the Olympic Movement by Around The Rings.

Some of the highlights of 2013.

OLYMPIC: In years squashed between a Summer and Winter Olympics, you get a wonderful blend of inspiration. From the slopes of Austria to the Australian shores, you don't have to look far to see Australian athletes striving for excellence. Relive the #ASPIREtoSochi #ASPIREtoNanjing #RoadtoRio magic of 2013!