The Australian Olympic Committee is deeply saddened to learn about the death of Olympian Billy Ward.
The AOC has called for the resignation of cyclist Stuart O’Grady from its Athletes’ Commission after he admitted using performance enhancing drugs at the 1998 Tour de France.
Australian rowing great, James Tomkins, has been sworn in as a member of the IOC Athletes’ Commission bringing Australia's representation on the IOC to three members.
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AOC: The President of the Australian Olympic Committee, John Coates, has paid tribute to the outgoing Federal Sports Minister, Senator Kate Lundy, saying “ she instigated important changes which benefited athletes across all sports”.
AOC President, John Coates, has congratulated the Federal Sports Minister, Senator Kate Lundy, after the ASADA Bill passed through the Senate saying it “reinforces the Minister’s strong commitment to the fight against doping in sport in Australia”.
Five time Olympian, Natalie Cook visited her old school, Jindalee Primary on Tuesday 18th June for the athletics carnival and to celebrate Olympic Day. Cook shared her favourite school sporting moment in “winning at the house carnivals in high school for swimming, athletics and cross country.”
Olympians from Natalie Cook to Betty Cuthbert are getting out their green and gold uniforms in preparation to visit primary and secondary schools as part of International Olympic Day.
AOC: Australia’s Olympic athletes and coaches will benefit from a new partnership between the Australian and Canadian Olympic Committees. These organisations have united to support excellence in sport with collaboration on key elements of high performance through until after the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.