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Ian Baker-Finch joins Australian Olympic Team

Ian Baker-Finch joins Australian Olympic Team

5 August 2014

RIO 2016: Australian Olympic Team Chef de Mission, Kitty Chiller has used the two-years-to Rio countdown to name the next crop of Team Leaders for the 2016 Olympic Games, headlined by golfing great and 1991 winner of The Open, Ian Baker-Finch.

Ginn wins Thomas Keller rowing medal

Ginn wins Thomas Keller rowing medal

4 July 2014

Australia's most successful Olympic rower Drew Ginn has received world rowing's highest honour.

AOC unveils new online motivational tool

AOC unveils new online motivational tool

23 June 2014

Australian Olympians aim to motivate school students across Australia in a new online video resource produced by the AOC.

Ian Chesterman appointed 2018 Chef

Ian Chesterman appointed 2018 Chef

20 May 2014

AOC: Tasmania’s Ian Chesterman has been appointed Chef de Mission of the Australian Olympic Team for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, the sixth time he has led an Australian Olympic Team.

Coates sends Olympic sports a warning on WADA rules

Coates sends Olympic sports a warning on WADA rules

10 May 2014

AOC: The President of the Australian Olympic Committee, John Coates, has sent a blunt warning to his member sports to be aware of the new WADA rules concerning coaches, trainers and support personnel who are involved in doping.

Women dominating leadership roles at AOC

Women dominating leadership roles at AOC

10 May 2014

AOC: Women are being appointed to more leadership roles by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) with three Olympians in charge of future Teams.

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.

Queensland Pierre de Coubertin Awards

Road to Rio: Athlete Journeys

Did you know?

There are 5 Australian athletes with 2 medals each from the Winter Games: Steven Bradbury (Short Track Speed Skating), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Alisa Camplin (Freestyle Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Dale Begg-Smith (Freestyle Skiing - Moguls), 1 gold, 1 silver. Torah Bright (Snowboard), 1 gold, 1 silver. Lydia Lassila (Freestyle-Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze.