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AOC President and IOC Vice President John Coates speaking to the media pack at the IOC Session in Monaco in December 2014 as part of the Agenda 2020 Summit.

AOC: Australian Olympic Committee President and IOC Vice President John Coates has been ranked 2nd, behind IOC President Thomas Bach, in the highly respected Golden 25 ranking by Around The Rings.

Alexis Pinturault of France takes 3rd place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men's Giant Slalom on October 26, 2014 in Soelden, Austria.

ALPINE: Two members of the U.S. ski team’s developmental program were killed in an avalanche in Austria on Monday.

IOC President Thomas Bach wrote a letter on New Years Day about 'the work that now must begin' after Agenda 20/20. He begins......It was Mahatma Gandhi who famously said, "Be the change that you wish to see in the world."

Cathy Freeman lighting the cauldron at the Sydney Olympic Games, with the magic suit having the Olympic rings sewn upside down.

AOC: For 14 years there was mystery around the Opening Ceremony suit worn by Cathy Freeman. Now it may have appeared, with rings upside-down and all.

The cauldron containing the Olympic flame rises above Aboriginal Australian torch bearer Cathy Freeman September 15, 2000 during the opening ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

AOC: Melbourne police have taken possession of an item of clothing which could be the bodysuit worn by Cathy Freeman in the Opening Ceremony of Sydney 2000.

(L-R) Cate Campbell, Bronte Campbell, Emma McKeon and Melanie Schlanger of Australia celebrate winning the gold medal in the Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final in a world record time on day one of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

SWIMMING: Olympic Champion and Commonwealth Games star Cate Campbell continues to scoop the pool, winning the major gongs at Swimming Australia's annual awards.

Olympic Gold medallist Mat Belcher (QLD) and World Champion crew Will Ryan (QLD) celebrate their victory at the Rio 2016 Sailing Test Event on 10 August 2014.

SAILING: Mat Belcher and Will Ryan have signed off a triumphant sailing year with another big regatta victory on the Olympic waters off Rio de Janeiro.

Short track success in Seoul

22 December 2014
Deanna Lockett of Australia competes in the Short Track Women's 1000m Quarter-finals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

SHORT TRACK: Sochi Olympian Deanna Lockett has continued her impressive season on the World Cup circuit with two top 5 placings in Seoul, Korea.

Danielle Scott soaring through the skies ahead of the Freestyle Skiing Ladies' Aerials Finals in Sochi, Russia.

FREESTYLE SKIING: Sochi Olympian Danielle Scott showed she is on the way to becoming one of the top international aerial skiers on the World Cup circuit when she captured the silver medal in the season’s opening event in Beijing

Positive Signs for Rio

17 December 2014
AOC President John Coates speaks during the Australian Olympic Committee Annual General Meeting at Museum of Contemporary Art on May 10, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC: There are very positive signs for Australia’s Olympic Team in RIO moving into 6th place on the overall medal tally in the AOC’s latest benchmark study.