While the IOC has devised reforms to almost every aspect of the Games, it is still working to change aspects of the host selection procedure.
“I’m hoping that I can provide that reassurance to the younger athletes,” says Olympic swimming legend Susie O’Neill of her new appointment of Deputy Chef de Mission.
Despite talks of Oceanic nations being added to the quadrennial Asian Games having cooled in the past, the nations have now been invited to compete in Olympic team events at the next edition in 2022.
During its seventh visit to Tokyo (3-5 December), it was clear to the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission that the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee is on track to host unifying Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Australian Olympic Committee has today announced a move to create a Sportsmanship Award in honor of legendary 1912 Stockholm Olympic swimming gold medalist Cecil Healy – and it coincides with the 100th anniversary of his death.
Setting medal targets at a national level “puts an immense amount of pressure on athletes around something they have no control over,” says retired Olympic legend Ian Thorpe.
Still yet to be finalized, it’s looking like swimming finals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games may take place in the morning there, much like Beijing in 2008.
Swimming Australian went all-in on an opposing candidate, but will now need to continue to work with John Coates who just won the AOC Presidency again.
John Bertrand, President of Swimming Australia, backs Dannie Roche to replace John Coates as President of the Australian Olympic Committee.
Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President John Coates is spearheading the quest for the nation’s inclusion in the 2022 Asian Games.
As the Australian federal government seeks ways to reduce costs, the funding allotted for some Olympic sports, including Swimming Australia, may shrink.
“We are united in our pursuit to build on the progress we have made,” says Swimming Australia CEO Mark Anderson.
Current St. Peters Western Head Coach, Michael Bohl, responds to criticism concerning Australia’s swimming performance at the 2016 Olympic Games.
The Austalian Olympic Committee is urging Brazil to leave former Australian Olympic coach Scott Volkers off their Olympic coaching roster, amid sexual abuse allegations.
Earlier this week the official logos for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics were unveiled, but have already caused controversy among the public.