AOC: Leading West Australian businesswoman, Gina Rinehart, has been awarded the Australian Olympic Committee’s Order of Merit for her long standing involvement and support of swimming and volleyball.
AOC: “Stuff the silver, we’ve come for the gold” is one of many classic lines from Laurie Lawrence as he celebrated Duncan Armstrong’s gold medal swim at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
IOC Vice-President John Coates underlines his belief that the Rio Organising Committee and the people of Brazil can indeed deliver excellent Games in 2016.
AOC: In a new move, Team Leaders have been appointed to the Australian Olympic Team for the 2016 Rio Games to boost performance and enforce the culture and values of the Olympic Movement.
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).
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.