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Aussie Olympians join largest IAF meeting for global sporting change

Aussie Olympians join largest IAF meeting for global sporting change

18 April 2019

The International Athlete’s Forum (IAF) recently brought together 350 athletes from across 185 countries, including several Australian Olympians. Steven Hooker, Daniel Kowalski, James Tomkins, Natalie Cook, Michelle Ford, Natalie Galea, Jennifer Screen and Kenny Wallace all participated and had their voices heard in the largest ever meeting of worldwide athletic representatives.

Last chance to design the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic medals!

Last chance to design the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic medals!

2 April 2019

Calling all talented designers and creatives across the globe - You could be the creator of the Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 medals!

Australian researchers recognised for critical work on sports injuries

Australian researchers recognised for critical work on sports injuries

17 January 2019

Australian researchers have received International Olympic Committee (IOC) funding to continue valuable research into preventing and treating sports injuries.

Lausanne 2020 mascot Yodli unveiled on “One Year to go”

Lausanne 2020 mascot Yodli unveiled on “One Year to go”

9 January 2019

In just one year the third Winter Youth Olympic Games will kick off in Lausanne, Switzerland. To celebrate the milestone, the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Organising Committee (YOGOC) unveiled its mascot “Yodli”, designed by students from a local art school.

Lauren Jackson wins IOC Women in Sport Award

Lauren Jackson wins IOC Women in Sport Award

6 October 2018

Australian basketball legend Lauren Jackson was recognised with the Oceania IOC Women in Sport award at a ceremony in Buenos Aires on Friday.

IOC feature Aussie legend Marjorie Jackson-Nelson in new series

IOC feature Aussie legend Marjorie Jackson-Nelson in new series

13 September 2018

The Olympic Channel has launched their new animated short series ‘Words of Olympics’ with the first episode featuring none other than legendary Australian Olympian, ‘the Lithgow Flash’, The Hon Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE.

Eight Australians appointed to IOC Commissions

Eight Australians appointed to IOC Commissions

9 August 2018

Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates AC has welcomed the inclusion of eight Australians on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Commissions announced overnight.

Blog - Brendan Sexton at the birth place of the Modern Olympics

Blog - Brendan Sexton at the birth place of the Modern Olympics

26 June 2018

London 2012 Triathlon Olympian Brendan Sexton is in Greece for the annual International Olympic Academy's International Session for Young Participants to celebrate the Olympic Movement. Participants in the forum will discover the history of the Olympic Movement, learn Olympic values and see the great significance they can have in today’s society and share their Olympic journeys. Read Sexton's blog on his experience at the session below.

IOC awards seven Australian Olympians education funding to help post-sporting transition

IOC awards seven Australian Olympians education funding to help post-sporting transition

13 December 2017

A host of Australian athletes have been awarded Olympic solidarity funding from the IOC to assist them in their bid to make a successful transition into their post-athletic careers.

Olympic flame for PyeongChang 2018 shines brightly

Olympic flame for PyeongChang 2018 shines brightly

25 October 2017

The Olympic flame-lighting ceremony for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 took place today in Ancient Olympia, Greece. It marks the start of an incredible journey that will bring the Olympic spirit to the Republic of Korea and its citizens, and inspire the entire world.

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Highlights of Buenos Aires 2018

Best of Buenos Aires 2018

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).

Did you know?

Synchronised swimming and rhythmic gymnastics are the only sports on today’s Olympic program to be contested only by women.