AOC News

Billy Ward (R) in action with Yosbany Veita Soto of Cuba during the Men's Light Fly (46-49kg) Boxing on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on July 31, 2012 in London, England.

The Australian Olympic Committee is deeply saddened to learn about the death of Olympian Billy Ward.

Stuart O'Grady and Michael Matthews lead the peleton during the London-Surrey Cycle Classic road race on August 14, 2011.

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.

IOC President Jacques Rogge (c) with the four new IOC Members to the Athletes' Commission. (L to R) Tony Estanguet (FRA canoe-kayak), Kirsty Coventry (ZIM swimming), Danka Bartekova (SVK shooting) and James Tomkins (AUS rowing).

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.

The beautiful Sochi ski cross course at the official test event for the 2014 Winter Games.

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AOC President John Coates and Senator Kate Lundy at the AOC Annual General Meeting on 4 May 2013.

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 and Senator Kate Lundy at the AOC Annual General Meeting on 4 May 2013.

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.”

Five-time Olympian Natalie Cook with kids from her Primary School in Queensland for 2013 Olympic Day celebrations.

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.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by the Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates and the Canadian Olympic Committee President Marcel Aubut in Lausanne on Saturday 15 June 2013.

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.