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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.

Katrin Garfoot’s vision for a healthier Australia

Katrin Garfoot’s vision for a healthier Australia

16 August 2018

Olympian Katrin Garfoot has hit the ground running since her recent retirement from professional cycling, following her Individual Time Trial gold medal at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

John Devitt honours fellow Olympic hero in 'Cecil Healy- A Biography'

John Devitt honours fellow Olympic hero in 'Cecil Healy- A Biography'

10 August 2018

AOC President John Coates AC along with His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC hosted the launch of Olympic gold medallist John Devitt OAM and Larry Writer’s: ‘Cecil Healy – A Biography’ on Friday.

AOC welcomes integrity review and National Sports Plan

AOC welcomes integrity review and National Sports Plan

1 August 2018

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) commends the Report by the Hon James Wood QC, David Howman and Ray Murrihy on their Review of Australia’s Sports Integrity Arrangements released today as part of the Government’s long term strategic plan for the delivery of sport in Australia.

AOC honours female Indigenous Olympians for NAIDOC Week

AOC honours female Indigenous Olympians for NAIDOC Week

13 July 2018

In the spirit of NAIDOC Week 2018 and its theme “Because of her, we can,” the AOC celebrates the outstanding achievements of our Indigenous female Olympians and the women who inspire them.

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Olympic medals must be at least 60 millimetres in diameter and at least three millimetres thick. The design of the medal is the responsibility of the host city's organising committee, with the approval of the IOC.

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