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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.

Emma Jackson took out the Tongyeong World Cup in South Korea on 12 October 2013. This was the London Olympians first World Cup victory.

TRIATHLON: London Olympian Emma Jackson has produced a fantastic swim and killer run leg to claim her first ITU World Cup victory in Tongyeong, South Korea on Saturday.

Sally Pearson of Australia hugs Sharon Hannan after her victory in the women's 100 metres hurdles final during day eight of 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships at Daegu Stadium on September 3, 2011 in Daegu, South Korea.

ATHLETICS: Olympic 100m hurdles champion Sally Pearson has ended one of the most successful partnerships in Australian sport, parting ways with coach Sharon Hannan.

Ed Jenkins, captain of Australia in action against Argentina during day two of the IRB London Sevens at Twickenham Stadium on May 13, 2012 in London, England.

RUGBY 7s: The Australian side has been named ahead of the 2013/14 season opener of the HSBC Sevens World Series on the Gold Coast this weekend.

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).

Moffatt gets London revenge

15 September 2013
Australian Emma Moffatt finishes third at the 2013 WTS Race in London on September 14, 2013.

TRIATHLON: Emma Moffatt has added to Australia’s impressive medal tally at the ITU World Triathlon Championships, taking bronze in a dramatic Elite Women’s Grand Final in London and in doing so, securing an automatic nomination for next year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Emma Jackson and Emma Moffatt racing in the London World Championships Series run.

TRIATHLON: Just over 12 months after Erin Densham produced her awe-inspiring Olympic bronze medal around the royal triathlon course of Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park the famous pavements will again grace the world’s finest athletes.

AOC President and incoming IOC Vice President John Coates at the 125th International Olympic Committee Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina in September 2013.

AOC: John Coates will be elected International Olympic Committee Vice President unopposed after his rival; Sami Moudallah from Syria withdrew from the race.