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Vale Harry Gordon - A Great Australian

22-Jan-2015 9:35 AM
A distinguished career that spanned 70 years has ended with the passing of journalist, foreign correspondent, editor, author and Olympic historian, Harry Gordon. Harry was by far one of Australia’s most admired and accomplished journalists.

Positive Signs for Rio

18-Dec-2014 9:54 AM
There are very positive signs for Australia’s Olympic Team in RIO moving into 6th place on the overall medal tally in the AOC’s latest benchmark study.

MEDIA RELEASE: Page to lead first Pacific Games Team

25-Nov-2014 11:31 AM
Australian Olympic gold medallist Malcolm Page has been named Chef de Mission of the 2015 Australian Pacific Games Team.

Combating Child Abuse a Top Priority - Coates

12-Nov-2014 9:35 AM
AOC: All coaches, staff and officials must undergo a mandatory Working with Children Check before they can join the Australian Olympic Team at the 2016 Rio Games.

Sportscraft Announced as Official Supplier to the 2016 Australian Olympic Team

12-Nov-2014 9:31 AM
Iconic Australian lifestyle brand Sportscraft has been announced as the Official Supplier of Opening Ceremony and formal uniforms to the 2016 Australian Olympic Team, designing the symbolic apparel for Australia's most accomplished athletes for the 7th time.

CROWS STINGING ATTACK ON DOPERS

16-Oct-2014 11:29 AM
Champion rower and Olympic medallist, Kim Crow, has hit out at drug cheats saying “dopers have stolen the innocence of sport. Dopers have cast a shadow over our entire sporting population”.  Crow’s comments are containe

Dawn Fraser Invited to Celebrate Tokyo Games

08-Oct-2014 11:29 AM
Australia’s swimming great, Dawn Fraser, is returning to Japan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics where she made history and captured the golden hat trick. Half a century ago Fraser won her 3rd consecutive gold

Australia’s biggest Winter Team ready for Sochi

23-Jan-2014 12:37 PM
TEAM: A record number of Australians have been selected onto the 2014 Australian Olympic Team heading to Sochi, Russia. Surpassing the past two Winter Olympic efforts where Australia was represented by 40 athletes, 56 skiers, snowboarders, skaters

Young speedsters locked in for Sochi

10-Jan-2014 3:45 PM
SHORT TRACK: Two promising young speed skaters have become the latest athletes to join the 2014 Australian Olympic Team. Melbourne residents Deanna Lockett (18) and Pierre Boda (20) were last year competing at the Junior World Championships. Now t

140 Seconds and Counting

09-Jan-2014 12:08 PM
SPEED SKATING: Daniel Greig’s Olympic campaign will take the sum total of about 140 seconds. For the 22-year-old speed skater, who has today been selected to the Australian Olympic Team for Sochi – those will be the most important seco

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The AOC is committed to Australia's athletes and encourages the development of high performance sport through athlete support and funding initiatives. Our role also extends to spreading the Olympic spirit and ideals throughout the wider community, even in the years between Olympic Games.

It is our responsibility to select, send and fund Australian Teams to the Olympic Summer and Winter Games.

The AOC is an Incorporated Association whose members are the national bodies of sports on the Olympic program. State Olympic Councils represent the AOC in every State and Territory. The AOC is a non-profit organisation, independent of Government and Government funding other than contributions by State Governments to the Olympic Team Appeal.

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