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Favourable tax ruling for Medal Incentive Funding payments

Favourable tax ruling for Medal Incentive Funding payments

11 May 2007

This week the Australian Tax Office issued a class ruling relating to payments made under the AOC Medal Incentive Funding program.For all athletes it is a very important ruling and particularly for those athletes who are deemed to be not ‘professional’ athletes as they will not be required to pay tax on these payments.

Kookaburras power into semis

Kookaburras power into semis

10 May 2007

The Kookaburras have powered through to the Azlan Shah semi finals with a convincing 7-2 win over China, in Malaysia last night.

Coates supports surfing’s youth appeal

Coates supports surfing’s youth appeal

9 May 2007

Surfing’s re-entry manoeuvre to the Olympics has gained momentum with the support of AOC president John Coates, who praised its environmental and telegenic appeal and attractiveness to youth.While it may be too soon to see Australian surfboard riders winning gold medals off the Cornish coast when London

Dream 1.8 seconds away

Dream 1.8 seconds away

8 May 2007

Professional Gold Coast lifeguard, Ken Wallace, will not let history repeat itself. After missing selection for the 2004 Athens Olympics, Wallace is paddling his way toward Beijing and is hungry for medals.

Lifting brulée

Lifting brulée

8 May 2007

By night he is cooking up a storm at one of Sydney’s great Italian restaurants in Leichhardt. By day he is lifting weights in the company of a group of blokes all with the same agenda – Beijing 2008. Juggling crème brulée with dumbbells, Emmanuel Citton is a weightlifter preparing to qualify for the greatest sporting event of all time, the Olympic Games.

Bouncing into history

Bouncing into history

8 May 2007

Australia’s first Olympic trampoline medallist, Ji Wallace, is ready to bounce his way back into the history books when he unleashes a never before seen move prior to the Beijing Games.

Beijing make-over

Beijing make-over

8 May 2007

With less than 500 days till the 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing’s administrators are on a mission to improve and beautify the city’s services and surroundings.

Olympic qualification looms

Olympic qualification looms

8 May 2007

Australia’s modern pentathlon athletes will attempt to qualify for the 2008 Olympic Games when they compete at the Oceania Championships in Tokyo this month.

Preparations earn positive review

Preparations earn positive review

8 May 2007

“The world is watching and waiting, eager to see what Beijing and China have to offer and anticipating what can be achieved through hosting the Olympic Games,” said Hein Verbruggen, Chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission.

Olympic qualification underway

Olympic qualification underway

8 May 2007

The number of athletes qualifying for the 2008 Olympic Games is growing steadily in many sports.

Journey to Rio - David Morgan

#RoadToRio - Swimming Nomination Trials