The President of the Australian Olympic Committee, John Coates, has had the pavilion at the Sydney International Regatta Centre (SIRC) in Penrith named in his honour.
Catch up on all the news from the weekend, including a huge AOC Annual General Meeting, athletics grand prix, Rugby 7s action in Glasgow and the BMX World Cup second round.
AOC: Members at the Australian Olympic Committee Annual General Meeting in Sydney today have unanimously voted to amend the Constitution to recognise the nation’s first people.
Seven West Media Group has underlined its commitment to the Olympic Movement in Australia by becoming an Official Partner of the Australian Olympic Team.
The Vice President of the AOC, Helen Brownlee, has been awarded the Olympic Order for her contribution to world sport and her dedication to upholding the Olympic ideals.
2028 BID: IOC President Thomas Bach has ruled out a joint bid from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane for the 2028 Olympic Games but remains enthusiastic for a Brisbane bid that would encompass the region of south-east Queensland.
AOC: IOC President Thomas Bach had not been to Australia since the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and it took no time at all to ‘really feel at home again amongst friends’.
One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018
1 Year to PyeongChang 2018
Did you know?
Andrew Hoy (Equestrian) has attended 7 Summer Games (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012).
Did you know?
Germany’s Christa Luding-Rothenburger is the only athlete to ever win medals in both Winter and Summer Games in the same year. Among other medals, she won skating silver in the 500m (Calgary 1988) and cycling silver in the match sprint (Seoul 1988).