AOC News

AOC President John Coates and the Japanese Ambassador , Mr Yoshitaka Akimoto in Sydney on 17 October, 2013.

AOC: The Japanese Ambassador to Australia, Mr Yoshitaka Akimoto, has met with AOC President John Coates in Sydney to congratulate him on his appointment as Chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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

Australia's IOC vice-president John Coates has been appointed chairman of the coordination commission for the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

The late Basil Dickinson competes in the triple jump at the Berlin 1936 Games and attending the Kapyla Club reunion at Sydney Rowing Club in 2009.

Australia's oldest surviving Olympian, Basil Dickinson, a track and field athlete from the 1936 Berlin Games has passed away at the age of 98.

Concierge Travel signs as new AOC Supplier for Business Travel to assist the Teams for Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016.

AOC: Concierge Business Travel (part of the Concierge Travel Group) has proudly announced that it will support the AOC and the Australian Olympic Team as an Official Supplier

Competitors line up for the start of the swim leg in the Womens Triathlon during day three of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival at the Sydney International Regatta Centre on January 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC: The Australian Olympic Committee has thrown its full support behind a nationwide search for future Olympic champions being conducted by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

Athletes ready to start in the women's 100m freestyle at the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games. Australia finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd with Dawn Fraser, Lorraine Crapp and Faith Leech resepctively.

SWIMMING: Bendigo's Olympic gold medallist Faith Leech has passed away, aged 72.

The Olympic rings are projected onto the House of Parliament during a light show to mark the start of the 2012 Olympic Games on July 27, 2012 in London, England.

AOC: Recently elected International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President and Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President, John Coates has appeared as a witness before the House of Lords Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee.

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

AOC: John Coates has officially been elected as a Vice President of the IOC and becomes only the second Australian to hold such a position.

AOC President John Coates

New IOC Vice President John Coates has voiced his serious concerns for the problems with infrastructure projects and venues for the next summer Olympics in Brazil.

President of the IOC Jacques Rogge presents the Olympic Order to Kevan Gosper during the 125th IOC Session on September 10, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

AOC: Australia’s most senior member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Kevan Gosper has been awarded the Olympic Order in silver.