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100 years on from WWI - How our Olympic soldiers braved the long wait to come home

100 years on from WWI - How our Olympic soldiers braved the long wait to come home

10 November 2018

Three members from the Stockholm 1912 Olympic Team made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the war. For those soldiers who survived, the wait to come home was such a long ordeal that an Inter-Allied Games was created and participated in by six Australian Olympians.

Matt Carroll AM: Address to the National Press Club

Matt Carroll AM: Address to the National Press Club

24 October 2018

24 October 2018: I am delighted to be here at the National Press Club to talk with you about the future of sport in this great sport-loving nation...

Woolworths proud supporters of the Australian Teams at Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Woolworths proud supporters of the Australian Teams at Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

24 October 2018

Wednesday, 24 October 2018: Woolworths is set to continue its partnership with Aussie sporting teams on the global stage, announcing that it has come on board as Official Supermarket and Fresh Food supporter of the Australian Teams at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games...

Robyn Maher and Drew Ginn Honoured at Hall of Fame Awards

Robyn Maher and Drew Ginn Honoured at Hall of Fame Awards

12 October 2018

SPORT HALL OF FAME: It’s the greatest gathering of sporting royalty in Australia as Olympic legends mix with the greats of every sport in the country.

Athletes inspire regional communities at WA Champions 2 Country Tour

Athletes inspire regional communities at WA Champions 2 Country Tour

20 September 2018

Last week, four of Australia’s Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games stars took part in the “Champions 2 Country” 2018 East Kimberley Regional Tour, bringing their stories of inspiration and resilience to youth living in remote areas.

Olympics Unleashed program launched in Brisbane

Olympics Unleashed program launched in Brisbane

13 September 2018

Queensland schoolkids are set to be inspired by Australian athletes as part of the Olympics Unleashed program, launched in Brisbane on Thursday.

WA students awarded for exemplifying Olympic values

WA students awarded for exemplifying Olympic values

6 September 2018

The AOC have honoured 43 Western Australian secondary school students with the prestigious Pierre de Coubertin Award.

VALE five-time Olympian Dennis Green

VALE five-time Olympian Dennis Green

5 September 2018

The Australian Olympic family is mourning the death of five-time Olympian Dennis Green OAM, BEM.

Award for Olympic sportsmanship in honour of Cecil Healy

Award for Olympic sportsmanship in honour of Cecil Healy

29 August 2018

In marking today’s 100th anniversary of the death of Olympic gold medallist Cecil Healy, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) is moving to create an award for Olympians who display exceptional sportsmanship and exemplify the Olympic values

AOC supports compulsory school Sport Plan

AOC supports compulsory school Sport Plan

20 August 2018

Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President John Coates AC, says a plan unveiled in Victoria to increase the amount of competitive sport played in schools is a model that could be adopted nation-wide.

Highlights of Buenos Aires 2018

Best of Buenos Aires 2018

Did you know?

Synchronised Swimming began as a sport for men in the 1800s. It became an Olympic sport in 1984 but it is only open to women.

Did you know?

There are 5 Australian athletes with 2 medals each from the Winter Games: Steven Bradbury (Short Track Speed Skating), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Alisa Camplin (Freestyle Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Dale Begg-Smith (Freestyle Skiing - Moguls), 1 gold, 1 silver. Torah Bright (Snowboard), 1 gold, 1 silver. Lydia Lassila (Freestyle-Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze.