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Sydney welcomes home Rio 2016 heroes

Sydney welcomes home Rio 2016 heroes

30 August 2016

Welcome Home celebrations have kicked off in spectacular fashion with a massive crowd turning out to the Sydney Opera House to pay tribute to the amazing achievements of the Australian Olympic Team.

Tributes flow for Midget Farrally

Tributes flow for Midget Farrally

8 August 2016

In a week when surfing was accepted as an Olympic sport, Australia lost a legend of the sport, Bernard “Midget” Farrelly.

Five new sports added for Tokyo 2020

Five new sports added for Tokyo 2020

4 August 2016

IOC: The International Olympic Committee has voted to add five new sports to the Olympic programme for the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

Vale Forbes Carlile MBE

Vale Forbes Carlile MBE

2 August 2016

The AOC has expressed deep sadness at the passing today of Australia’s first Olympic modern pentathlete (1952) and youngest Olympic coach (1948) Forbes Carlile MBE, aged 95.

AOC Statement on Telstra decision

AOC Statement on Telstra decision

30 July 2016

The Australian Olympic Committee is disappointed at the decision by the Federal Court in the ruling against Telstra.

Vale Helen Joy Hardon

Vale Helen Joy Hardon

28 July 2016

It is with deep sadness that the Australian Olympic Team has a new oldest living Olympian after the passing of Helen Joy Hardon, who was a fencer at the Melbourne 1956.

Lassila to push for 5th Olympics in Pyeongchang

Lassila to push for 5th Olympics in Pyeongchang

23 June 2016

Lydia Lassila has confirmed she'll make a tilt for a record-equalling fifth Winter Olympics, buoyed by a decision to build a $6 million training facility in Australia.

AOC and Tallent back Russian athletics ban

AOC and Tallent back Russian athletics ban

18 June 2016

The Australian Olympic Committee and newly-crowned Olympic champion Jared Tallent have welcomed the decision to continue the ban on the Russian track and field team at the Rio Games.

Olympic stars inspire students in Canberra

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Did you know?

Synchronised swimming and rhythmic gymnastics are the only sports on today’s Olympic program to be contested only by women.