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Order of Merit for Gina Rinehart

Order of Merit for Gina Rinehart

10 May 2014

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.

Lovable Laurie honoured by the AOC

Lovable Laurie honoured by the AOC

10 May 2014

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.

PM Congratulates Sochi Heroes

PM Congratulates Sochi Heroes

9 May 2014

AOC: The Honourable Tony Abbott MP has congratulated the 2014 Australian Olympic and Paralympic Winter Teams for inspiring a sunburnt country.

Coates hails McDevitt's ASADA appointment

Coates hails McDevitt's ASADA appointment

9 May 2014

AOC: Australian Olympics boss John Coates has zeroed in on the strong investigations background of new ASADA chief executive Ben McDevitt.

From Athens with Pride: 120 years of Olympic History unveiled

From Athens with Pride: 120 years of Olympic History unveiled

9 May 2014

AOC: Australian athletes and administrators have played a pivotal role in the Olympic Movement for 120 years.

Coates Statement on Rio preparations

Coates Statement on Rio preparations

30 April 2014

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.

Team Leaders introduced for Rio 2016

Team Leaders introduced for Rio 2016

30 April 2014

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 'worse than Athens' - Coates

Rio 'worse than Athens' - Coates

29 April 2014

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).

Governor-General inspires Campaign Rio Team

Governor-General inspires Campaign Rio Team

29 April 2014

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.

Australians appointed to key IOC posts

Australians appointed to key IOC posts

2 April 2014

AOC: The President of the Australian Olympic Committee and IOC Vice President, John Coates, will head-up two key Commissions on the IOC.

Journey to Rio: Isaac Kapa and Chris McHugh

2015 Pacific Games

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Australia has hosted the Olympic Games twice – Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.