AOC Funding - Winter Sports

The AOC has the exclusive responsibility for the representation of Australia at the Olympic Games. To help achieve Australian Team objectives the AOC provides funding to National Federations, athletes and coaches. AOC Funding is derived from income distributions for the Australian Olympic Foundation, grants from the IOC, the licensing and sponsorship activities of the AOC and fundraising by the AOC, State Olympic Councils and their Corporate Appeal Committees.

Programs & Funding Guidelines for the 2014 Olympic Games, Sochi

The AOC’s objectives for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia are to: 

i) place within the top 15 nations on total medal standings (for which it is anticipated 4 or more medals will be required); and

ii) win medals in more than 2 sports disciplines in which the Australian Olympic Winter Team won medals in 2010.

AOC Funding for Winter Team Preparations is provided in four parts:- Olympic Winter Institute of Australia, International Competition Grants, Winter Youth Olympic Games and adidas Medal Incentive Funding.

To read about AOC funding for sports on the program of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in greater detail click below for the complete Program and Funding Guidelines.

adidas Medal Incentive Funding

Athletes who won medals at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games or win medals in 2010/11, 2011/12 or 2012/13 at World Championships or other major international events of a comparable standard in events on the 2014 Olympic Winter Games program (agreed in advance by the AOC as appropriate “benchmark competitions”) will be considered for AOC Funding the following year in the below amounts:

Athletes Gold Silver Bronze
2010/11 $15,000 $10,000 $7,500
2011/12 $15,000 $10,000 $7,500
2012/13 $20,000 $13,400 $10,000
2013/14 $20,000 $13,400 $10,000


The purpose of this funding is to help them gain selection to represent Australia at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi and win medals.

AOC Funding of $337,000 is budgeted for medallists for this component of Olympic Winter Team preparation.

Olympic Winter Institute of Australia 

Athletes are considered by the OWIA for support through scholarships. Priority for scholarships is given to athletes currently competing at World Cup or World Championship level and who have the potential to be selected for the 2014 Australian Winter Olympic Team. Other athletes who have the potential to be selected for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will also be considered.

AOC Funding to the OWIA was $750,000 in 2006/07 and 2007/08, $1,000,000 in 2008/09 and $1,000,000 in 2009/10 . AOC Funding to the OWIA will be $1,000,000 p.a. in 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14 for this component of Olympic Winter Team preparation.

For further information on the OWIA click here>>>

International Competition

AOC Funding will be provided to the National Federations (NFs) towards their costs of international competition in the sum of $2,500 per athlete and official for 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14.

This AOC Funding will be based on the Teams which, or number of athletes who, have qualified or are likely to qualify and be nominated by NFs for membership of the 2014 Australian Olympic Winter Team.

AOC Funding of $708,915 is budgeted for NFs (including that which may be directed to the OWIA and NSWIS) towards the costs of international competition for this component of Olympic Team preparation.

Winter Youth Olympic Games (WYOG)

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has established a Winter Youth Olympic Games which is to be held every four years. The first was held January 2012 in Innsbruck, Austria. AOC Funding of $431,357 was provided for the costs of the 2012 WYOG Team. The AOC hopes athletes from Innsbruck 2012 continue on to senior Australian Teams.