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Bach meets the King of Norway ahead of visit to Lillehammer organisers

Bach meets the King of Norway ahead of visit to Lillehammer organisers

20 May 2014

IOC: IOC President, Thomas Bach, met His Majesty the King of Norway, Harald V, at the Royal Castle in Oslo, ahead of a visit to Lillehammer for meetings with the local organisers of Lillehammer 2016.

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.

From Athens with Pride: 120 years of Olympic History unveiled

From Athens with Pride: 120 years of Olympic History unveiled

9 May 2014

AOC: Australian athletes and administrators have played a pivotal role in the Olympic Movement for 120 years.

Broadcast agreement ensures financial security of Olympic Movement

Broadcast agreement ensures financial security of Olympic Movement

8 May 2014

IOC: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded NBCUniversal (NBCU) the broadcast rights in the USA for the Olympic Games through to 2032.

Coates Statement on Rio preparations

Coates Statement on Rio preparations

30 April 2014

IOC Vice-President John Coates underlines his belief that the Rio Organising Committee and the people of Brazil can indeed deliver excellent Games in 2016.

Olympics will be ready: Rio organisers

Olympics will be ready: Rio organisers

30 April 2014

GAMES: Rio Olympics organisers have countered scathing criticism from Australia's IOC vice-president John Coates with an assurance they'll deliver an excellent 2016 Games on time.

Rio 'worse than Athens' - Coates

Rio 'worse than Athens' - Coates

29 April 2014

RIO 2016: The AOC President and IOC Vice President, John Coates, has described Rio’s preparations for the 2016 Olympics as “the worst I have experienced” and “worse than Athens” (2004).

IOC and UN Secretariat agree to historic deal

IOC and UN Secretariat agree to historic deal

29 April 2014

IOC: President Thomas Bach and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon signed a historic agreement at the UN Headquarters in New York aimed at strengthening collaboration between the two organisations at the highest level.

IOC welcomes end to Saudi sports ban

IOC welcomes end to Saudi sports ban

14 April 2014

IOC: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has urged the Saudi government to push forward with moves to lift a ban on sports in girls' state schools.

IOC surveys Tokyo 2020 Olympic plans

IOC surveys Tokyo 2020 Olympic plans

5 April 2014

IOC: The International Olympic Committee's co-ordination commission, led by Australia's John Coates, has concluded its first talks with organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Olympic stars inspire students in Canberra

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Did you know?

Germany’s Christa Luding-Rothenburger is the only athlete to ever win medals in both Winter and Summer Games in the same year. Among other medals, she won skating silver in the 500m (Calgary 1988) and cycling silver in the match sprint (Seoul 1988).