AOC News

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!

2013 Joint AIS Athletes of the Year Kim Crow (rowing) & Caroline Buchanan (cycling).

Australia’s top female athletes have declared the inaugural Australian Sports Commission’s Women Achievers in Sport lunch a success and a great step towards attracting more corporate support for women’s sport.

AOC President John Coates poses for a photo in front of the Sydney Opera House on October 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Coates last night was named Chairman of the 2020 Tokyo IOC Coordination Commission.

AOC: The President of the AOC John Coates believes performances by Australia’s Olympic athletes have “bottomed” and results will improve as we get closer to the 2016 Rio Games.

Kitty Chiller, Chef de Mission 2016 Australian Olympic Team poses for a portrait at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on November 20, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.

MODERN PENTATHLON: Kitty Chiller, 2016 Australian Chef de Mission, has been appointed to the International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) 'Sport for All' Commission.

Nelson Mandela of South Africa pays a visit to the Athletes Village prior to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Sydney Australia.

The Olympic Movement has paid tribute to the late Nelson Mandela with IOC President Thomas Bach describing him as a “hero of humanity”.