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IOC awards seven Australian Olympians education funding to help post-sporting transition

IOC awards seven Australian Olympians education funding to help post-sporting transition

13 December 2017

A host of Australian athletes have been awarded Olympic solidarity funding from the IOC to assist them in their bid to make a successful transition into their post-athletic careers.

Olympic flame for PyeongChang 2018 shines brightly

Olympic flame for PyeongChang 2018 shines brightly

25 October 2017

The Olympic flame-lighting ceremony for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 took place today in Ancient Olympia, Greece. It marks the start of an incredible journey that will bring the Olympic spirit to the Republic of Korea and its citizens, and inspire the entire world.

Australia to participate at Asian 2022 Games in selected sports

Australia to participate at Asian 2022 Games in selected sports

21 September 2017

It’s been a historic day for the Australian Olympic movement at the home of the fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

10 things we learnt in July

10 things we learnt in July

1 August 2017

With our Aussie athletes dominating at World Championships across the globe and our winter athletes ramping up preparations for PyeongChang 2018, here are 10 exciting things we learnt this month

AOC welcomes IOC decision for the proposed dual-appointment of the 2024 and 2028 Games

AOC welcomes IOC decision for the proposed dual-appointment of the 2024 and 2028 Games

13 July 2017

The Australian Olympic Committee has welcomed the foresight of the International Olympic Committee’s decision to pave the way to simultaneously appoint the host cities of the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympic Games.

IOC makes historic decision to award 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games at the same time

IOC makes historic decision to award 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games at the same time

12 July 2017

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today unanimously agreed in principle to award both the Olympic Games 2024 and 2028 at the same time, paving the way for a "win-win-win" situation for the Olympic Movement, Los Angeles and Paris.

Bach heads to White House

Bach heads to White House

23 June 2017

IOC President Thomas Bach visits the White House on Thursday to meet for the first time with U.S. President Donald Trump.

IOC and Peru working together to deliver IOC Session in Lima

IOC and Peru working together to deliver IOC Session in Lima

18 April 2017

Following the devastating floods affecting large parts of the country, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Peruvian government today confirmed that preparations for the IOC Session, to be held in Peru, in September are going ahead as planned.

IOC contributes to flood recovery efforts in Peru

IOC contributes to flood recovery efforts in Peru

5 April 2017

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced a donation of USD 600,000 to support the immediate recovery efforts in Peru, following the devastating floods in large parts of the country.

Coates welcomes Tokyo 2020 golf venue embracing gender equality

Coates welcomes Tokyo 2020 golf venue embracing gender equality

21 March 2017

AOC President John Coates has played a key role in achieving gender equality at the venue of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games golf tournaments.

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Figure Skaters selected on the Australian Winter Olympic team

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American athlete Eddie Eagan is the only athlete to win gold at a summer and winter Olympics in Heavyweight Boxing (1920) and bobsleigh (1932).

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Olympic medals must be at least 60 millimetres in diameter and at least three millimetres thick. The design of the medal is the responsibility of the host city's organising committee, with the approval of the IOC.