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AOC President John Coates poses for a photo in front of the Sydney Opera House on October 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Coates last night was named Chairman of the 2020 Tokyo IOC Coordination Commission.

RIO 2016: The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) needs to be “inside the tent” if the Australian Olympic Team is to achieve a top five finish on the medal tally at the 2016 Rio Games according to the President of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) John Coates.

Campaign Rio launches

23 October 2013
The Maracanã stadium and the Maracanãzinho gymnasium are part of the Maracanã Zone.

RIO 2016: The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) today launched a partnership aimed at ensuring Australian athletes had the best possible planning and preparation ahead of the Rio Games.

Kenneth To of Australia competes during the Swimming Men's 200m Medley preliminaries heat three on day twelve of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 31, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

SWIMMING: Short course specialist Kenneth To has set a new Australian record in the men’s 100m individual medley overnight, hitting the wall in a time of 51.19, to take gold at the FINA World Cup in Doha.

AOC President John Coates and the Japanese Ambassador , Mr Yoshitaka Akimoto in Sydney on 17 October, 2013.

AOC: The Japanese Ambassador to Australia, Mr Yoshitaka Akimoto, has met with AOC President John Coates in Sydney to congratulate him on his appointment as Chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Pieter VAN DEN HOOGENBAND with Trainer Jacco VERHAEREN in 2003

SWIMMING: Swimming Australia President John Bertrand AM and CEO Mark Anderson have today announced Jacco Verhaeren as the new National Head Coach to work under Director of High Performance Michael Scott.

Australian Rugby Sevens captain Ed Jenkins in action against South Africa in the 2013 Gold Coast Sevens.

RUGBY SEVENS: Australia have finished second at the Gold Coast Sevens after losing 40-19 to New Zealand in the Cup final at Skilled Park on Sunday night.

The late Basil Dickinson competes in the triple jump at the Berlin 1936 Games and attending the Kapyla Club reunion at Sydney Rowing Club in 2009.

Australia's oldest surviving Olympian, Basil Dickinson, a track and field athlete from the 1936 Berlin Games has passed away at the age of 98.

Competitors line up for the start of the swim leg in the Womens Triathlon during day three of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival at the Sydney International Regatta Centre on January 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC: The Australian Olympic Committee has thrown its full support behind a nationwide search for future Olympic champions being conducted by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

Oracle Team USA skippered by Australian James Spithill celebrates onstage after defending the Cup as they beat Emirates Team New Zealand to defend the America's Cup during the final race on September 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California.

SAILING: Four Australian sailors were on board the flying Oracle Team USA catamaran that swept to an emphatic victory in the America’s Cup decider in San Francisco this morning.

Royle 7th in World Grand Final

16 September 2013
Australians Aaron Royle front and Ryan Baile left in the lead pack of 12 on the cycle leg during the World Triathlon Series Grand Final around Hyde Park London, on 15 September 2013.

TRIATHLON: Australia’s latest rising triathlon star Aaron Royle was isolated in hospital three months ago and still managed seventh at the World Triathlon Final in London.