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Tougher rules needed to combat child abuse - Coates

Tougher rules needed to combat child abuse - Coates

7 April 2016

The President of the Australian Olympic Committee, John Coates, believes the problem of child abuse should be elevated to the same status as doping.

Australia steers IOC on athlete abuse

Australia steers IOC on athlete abuse

7 April 2016

The AOC is leading an international push to protect young athletes from bullying and sexual predators, a royal commission has been told.

Justice finally prevails for Jared Tallent

Justice finally prevails for Jared Tallent

24 March 2016

Jared Tallent looks set to finally be awarded the 50km walk gold medal from the London Olympic Games, with CAS disqualifying the result of Russian Sergey Kirdyapkin.

CAS upholds IAAF appeals against Russian athletes

CAS upholds IAAF appeals against Russian athletes

24 March 2016

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld six appeals filed by the IAAF against Russian athletes.

Kinsela giving back to next generation

Kinsela giving back to next generation

24 March 2016

Dual Olympian John Kinsela is giving back to the youth of Australia after competing at two Olympics and serving his country at war.

VALE Pat Geraghty

VALE Pat Geraghty

23 March 2016

The Australian Olympic Committee is saddened to learn of the passing of Pat Geraghty.

Coates to assist the child abuse Royal Commission

Coates to assist the child abuse Royal Commission

18 March 2016

AOC President John Coates has been invited to appear before the Royal Commission into child abuse to outline the AOC's strict child protection policies.

Sport provides refugee with a new beginning in Australia

Sport provides refugee with a new beginning in Australia

9 March 2016

Arash Arian arrived in Australia in 2010 on a small boat after fleeing Afghanistan. He had no family, he could not speak English, Arash knew no-one.

Olympians and Paralympians bring inclusive message to historic Mardi Gras

Olympians and Paralympians bring inclusive message to historic Mardi Gras

4 March 2016

The 2016 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Saturday will be the first time a float full of Olympians, Paralympians and their supporters has been entered in the annual event

Vale Sarah Tait

Vale Sarah Tait

3 March 2016

Champion rower, Sarah Tait, has lost her battle with cancer and passed away.

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Aussie Olympians go surfing at Winter Olympic Games

Did you know?

Alana Boyd (athletics – pole vault) made Australian Olympic history in Beijing, becoming the first Australian to join both parents as Olympians. This feat was emulated by Jess Fox (canoe/kayak - slalom) at the London 2012 Games.

Did you know?

Olympic medals must be at least 60 millimetres in diameter and at least three millimetres thick. The design of the medal is the responsibility of the host city's organising committee, with the approval of the IOC.