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Australia’s Olympic Athletes to benefit from Rule 40 changes

Australia’s Olympic Athletes to benefit from Rule 40 changes

22 July 2019

The Australia Olympic Committee (AOC) has approved changes to Guidelines that create greater flexibility for Olympic athletes to provide value for their commercial supporters during the Olympic period.

Inspiration at Uluru with Deadly Runners

Inspiration at Uluru with Deadly Runners

13 July 2019

In the shadow of Uluru, hundreds of people from across Australia gather together for the Deadly Fun Run Championships, lit by a dazzling purple and orange sunrise. The run brings together Indigenous communities and supporters of all backgrounds, ages and running experiences.

First #GiveThatAGold Winner Announced

First #GiveThatAGold Winner Announced

10 July 2019

AOC: The #GiveThatAGold competition celebrates local Aussie athletes who display the Olympic values every week in their sporting communities...

Australia’s oldest Olympian Frank Prihoda celebrates his 98th birthday

Australia’s oldest Olympian Frank Prihoda celebrates his 98th birthday

8 July 2019

AOC: Celebrating his 98th birthday today is Australia’s oldest Olympian, Frank Prihoda. Born in the Czech Republic, the 1956 Winter Olympian, fled his native country to live in Australia where he proudly wore the green and gold of his adopted country...

Bronze for Artacho/Clancy at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships

Bronze for Artacho/Clancy at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships

8 July 2019

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Australia’s incredible run of success in women’s sport has continued with Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy winning bronze at the FIVB World Championships in Hamburg,Germany.

AOC Welcomes Prime Minister's Support for Olympic Games Bid

AOC Welcomes Prime Minister's Support for Olympic Games Bid

1 July 2019

The AOC has welcomed comments from the Prime Minister Scott Morrison, supporting a potential bid for the 2032 Olympic Games in Queensland...

IOC Extends John Coates' Membership

IOC Extends John Coates' Membership

27 June 2019

AOC President and IOC Member John Coates has had his term on the International Olympic Committee extended to the end of 2024 following a vote at the IOC Session in Lausanne.

AOC Welcomes Olympic Games Hosting Changes

AOC Welcomes Olympic Games Hosting Changes

26 June 2019

The AOC has welcomed key changes approved by the IOC at its Session in Lausanne today, that increases the flexibility for electing future Olympic and Paralympic Games hosts.

Olympic spirit felt nation-wide during Olympic Day celebrations

Olympic spirit felt nation-wide during Olympic Day celebrations

26 June 2019

"Olympic Day is a day to celebrate effort, to celebrate achievement, to celebrate having a dream, and to celebrate what sport can do in bringing people together."

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Highlights of Buenos Aires 2018

Best of Buenos Aires 2018

Did you know?

Gold and silver medals must be made of 92.5 percent pure silver; the gold medal must be gilded with at least six grams of gold.

Did you know?

Australia continued its medal winning streak at the Winter Games with three athletes reaching the podium at Sochi 2014 - David Morris (Silver, Aerials), Torah Bright (Silver, Halfpipe) and Lydia Lassila (Bronze, Aerials).