John Coates

As Bidding to Host the Olympic Games Loses Popularity, IOC Contemplates Change

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.

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Olympian O’Neill Among Australian Leadership Team For Tokyo 2020

“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.

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Oceania Added To 2022 Asian Games In Team Sports

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.

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Tokyo 2020 on Track to Deliver Unifying Olympic Games

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.

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Australia Creates Olympic Sportsmanship Award in Honor of Cecil Healy

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.

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Aussie Legend Ian Thorpe Calls For Ditching Olympic Medal Targets

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.

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Tokyo 2020 Swimming Finals May Be Held In Morning, Like Beijing

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.

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Swimming Australia Bound To Coates As Veteran Admin Wins AOC President

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.

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Turmoil At The Top: Swimming Australia Backs New AOC Candidate

John Bertrand, President of Swimming Australia, backs Dannie Roche to replace John Coates as President of the Australian Olympic Committee.

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Australia Seeking To Possibly Join Asian Games Party In 2022

Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President John Coates is spearheading the quest for the nation’s inclusion in the 2022 Asian Games.

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Swimming Australia May Suffer Post-Rio Governmental Funding Cuts

As the Australian federal government seeks ways to reduce costs, the funding allotted for some Olympic sports, including Swimming Australia, may shrink.

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Swimming Australia CEO Defends ‘Winning Edge’ Program

“We are united in our pursuit to build on the progress we have made,” says Swimming Australia CEO Mark Anderson.

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Storied Coach Michael Bohl Reacts To Post-Rio Aussie Criticism

Current St. Peters Western Head Coach, Michael Bohl, responds to criticism concerning Australia’s swimming performance at the 2016 Olympic Games.

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Australian Olympic Committee Asks Brazil Not To Take Volkers To Rio

The Austalian Olympic Committee is urging Brazil to leave former Australian Olympic coach Scott Volkers off their Olympic coaching roster, amid sexual abuse allegations.

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Official Tokyo 2020 Olympic Logo Unveiled to mixed reviews

Earlier this week the official logos for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics were unveiled, but have already caused controversy among the public.

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