The AOC awarded its highest honour, the Order of Merit, to outgoing Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), at a ceremony in Sydney overnight.
November was a time for awards, retirements, tributes and excitement for the future, with some impressive results coming from debuting, returning and veteran Olympic sports.
After returning from an exciting campaign at the PyeongChang 2018 winter Olympic Games, it was business as usual in March, which meant more records broken and medals won for our Aussie athletes.
Triple Olympian Cate Campbell was announced as the Sport Star of the Year at the 24th Annual Queensland Sport Awards in Brisbane, while Winter Olympian, Scotty James took out the VIS Award of Excellence in Melbourne on Wednesday night.
Australia’s Men’s Four were named the 2018 Male Crew of the Year at the 2018 World Rowing Awards held in Berlin, Germany. Alexander Hill, Jack Hargreaves, Spencer Turrin and Joshua Hicks were announced the winners after a spectacular 2018, which saw them win back-to-back World Championship titles and World Rowing Cups 2 and 3.
Australian Sports Foundation Chairman, Mark Stockwell recently announced three Olympians have been appointed to the Board of the Australian Sports Foundation for a three-year term.
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.
Over the weekend, Australia added multiple medals and an international title to its 2018 collection with tennis, skateboarding, softball and basketball in the mix while canoe/kayak and rowing honoured their best and brightest.