John Coates

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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John Coates re-elected as ICAS President

On the occasion of its 43rd meeting, held in Lausanne (Switzerland), the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) elected Mr John Coates (Australia) as President of ICAS for the period 2015-2018.

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Australian officials reverse course, now support late start times for Rio 2016 Olympics

Just a few weeks after publicly criticizing the projected late start times for swimming events at the 2016 Olympic Games, Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates has come out in favor of the adopted schedule.

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Preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games Back on Track

After a visit to Rio de Janeiro the IOC stated that they are satisfied with the progress of the city’s preparation for the 2016 Olympics…

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‘Stilnox Six’ to Face Punishment from Australian Olympic Committee on Friday

The Australian Olympic Committee is expected to announce additional punishment on Friday afternoon. (Photo Courtesy: Victor Puig/victorpuig.com)

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