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Coates pays tribute to Lundy

1 July 2013

AOC: The President of the Australian Olympic Committee, John Coates, has paid tribute to the outgoing  Federal Sports Minister, Senator Kate Lundy, saying “ she instigated important changes which benefited athletes across all sports”.

Coates said Senator Lundy “ deserved great credit for the changes to the ASADA Bill which passed through Parliament last week. The new powers provided to ASADA are vital to the fight against doping in sport and Kate was commited to getting the Bill passed”.

“She also deserves great credit for her contribution, along with Australian Sports Commission(ASC) Chair, John Wylie, to the Winning Edge strategy which has broken new ground in best practise and corporate governance and allowed us to refocus for the Rio Olympics in 2016.Under Winning Edge sports are now more accountable and they are not only judged on performance but governance”.

“I look forward to working with the new Federal Sports Minister, Senator Don Farrell, and continuing to develop the  ties forged with the ASC/AIS through Kate Lundy and John Wylie” Coates said.

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