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IOC honours Daphne Pirie

IOC honours Daphne Pirie

22 June 2011

One of Queensland’s finest sportswomen, Daphne Pirie, has been honoured by the International Olympic Committee ( after a stellar career in track and field, hockey and golf and as a sporting administrator.

IOC happy with preparations for 2016 Games

IOC happy with preparations for 2016 Games

14 June 2011

IOC officials left Rio de Janeiro impressed by preparations for the 2016 Olympics, saying the city had made great strides on infrastructure projects for the games and beyond.

2018 - Who will win?

2018 - Who will win?

8 June 2011

The race to hosting the 2018 Olympic Winter Games is on between Annecy (France), Munich (Germany) and PyeongChang (Republic of Korea).

IOC awards US broadcast rights for 2014-2020 to NBC

IOC awards US broadcast rights for 2014-2020 to NBC

8 June 2011

The International Olympic Committee today awarded NBC Universal the broadcast rights in the US for the Olympic Summer and Winter Games until 2020.

IOC boss supports cricket bid

IOC boss supports cricket bid

8 June 2011

Cricket's chances of being included at future Olympics have been boosted following some flattering comments from International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge.

Olympians and schools embrace Olympic Day

Olympians and schools embrace Olympic Day

27 May 2011

Olympians around the country are preparing to visit primary and secondary schools on Thursday 23 June 2011 as part of International Olympic Day.

Six new events added for Sochi

Six new events added for Sochi

7 April 2011

Ski half-pipe (men and women), women’s ski jumping, biathlon mixed relay, figure skating team event and luge team relay all added for Sochi 2014.

Aussies welcome idea of new winter events

Aussies welcome idea of new winter events

6 April 2011

The more extreme the sports at the Winter Olympics, the better for Australia. So says the nation's winter sports supremo, who has welcomed the prospect of a raft of new, youth-orientated events for the 2014 Games in Russia.

IOC to adopt rules in gender cases

IOC to adopt rules in gender cases

6 April 2011

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) agreed on Tuesday to adopt rules for dealing with cases of female athletes who have excessive levels of male hormones.

London 2012 well prepared for testing times ahead

London 2012 well prepared for testing times ahead

4 April 2011

The Organising Committee for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games is confidently looking ahead to hosting a string of test events now that the final touches are being put on a number of Olympic venues throughout the city, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission reported today.

AOC participates in IMF Uluru Anniversary Relay

Rio Olympic Village

Did you know?

Australia and Greece are the only two countries to have competed in every edition of the Modern Olympic Games.