VOC Vision and Mission
The Victorian Olympic Council represents the Olympic Movement throughout Victoria.
We create opportunities to share in the ideals and aspirations of the Olympic athlete through participation in Olympic experiences, education programs, volunteering and fundraising activities in support of the Australian Olympic Team.
We are committed to raising funds for the Australian Olympic Team and educating the Victorian community about the principles of Olympism.
EQUESTRIAN: It wasn't quite the finish the Australian Eventing team we're hoping for at the 2014 World Equestrian Games (WEG), slipping from the bronze medal position to finish fifth in the team's score.
ROWING: Kim Crow won silver, and the men's lightweight four and women's double scull won bronze, on the final day of the World Rowing Championships in The Netherlands.
YOG: The second Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) came to a spectacular close today in Nanjing, China, with a dramatic Closing Ceremony at the Olympic Sports Centre Stadium.
EQUESTRIAN: The Australian Dressage team have performed exceptionally to finish in the top 10 at the 2014 World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Normandy, France, and secure a quota place for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
DOPING: John Coates has embraced the new WADA Code and commenced moves preventing Rio-bound athletes from dealing with coaches, trainers, sports scientists and other support personnel who have violated anti-doping rules.
SWIMMING: High praise today from AOC President, John Coates, for the Australian Swimming Team after their outstanding performances against the powerful Americans at the Pan Pacific Championships on the Gold Coast.
SWIMMING: The pool competition at the 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships have come to an end with Australia coming away with a total of 26 medals – 10 gold, 8 silver and 8 bronze from the four day meet at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre.
WATER POLO: A controlled 12-6 victory over host nation Kazakhstan has seen the Australian men’s water polo team finish fifth overall at the FINA World Cup in Almaty.
AOC: John Coates has advised all Olympic sporting organisations of proposed changes to the AOC’s Anti-Doping Rules and their need to be compliant with the new WADA Code which comes into effect on January 1st 2015.
Rowie Webster has been named the player of the tournament at the 2014 FINA World Cup as the Australians were beaten 10-6 by the USA in the final. Full story and tournament game reports here>>