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Paris, LA for next two summer Olympics

Paris has been awarded the 2024 summer Olympics and Los Angeles the 2028 Games as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) broke with decades of tradition to vote on a unique double allocation.

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Coates refuses to resign as Olympic Committee president

Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) president John Coates says he’s not to blame for a dysfunctional culture tarred by fear, favouritism and open hostility in the organisation.

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Chiller left in the cold as Australia name new Olympic chef de mission

Australia’s chef de mission for the 2020 Olympics will take a hands-off approach as he attempts to improve on a ruinous Rio 2016 campaign.

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A tribute to Australia’s “Golden Girl” Betty Cuthbert

Vivid memories of Betty Cuthbert winning triple gold at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, and backing up eight years later to capture 400 gold in Tokyo came flooding back this morning with the sad news that she had passed away.

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Australian Olympic legend Betty Cuthbert dies

Australian sprinting legend Betty Cuthbert has died at the age of 79, with an Olympic record still unmatched.

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John Coates survives, but the real problem still exists

AOC president John Coates retained his position yesterday with a 58-35 vote over challenger Danni Roche at the annual general meeting.

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John Coates retains presidency in AOC vote

Defeated Danni Roche says her failed bid for the Australian Olympic Committee presidency is a landmark moment in Australian sport.

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Tom Daley’s former coach defects to Australia

Tom Daley’s first coach Andy Banks will leave the UK to take up a role with Diving Australia.

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Newcomers seek AOC executive positions

Triple Olympic hockey gold medallist Rechelle Hawkes is among seven fresh candidates seeking a spot on the Australian Olympic Committee’s executive.

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Four more Russians caught doping at London

Four more Russians, none of them medallists, have been sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after testing positive for forbidden substances in retests of samples from the 2012 Games in London.

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How dare anyone downgrade Usain Bolt because of a relay-running teammate

It took a tick over 24 hours before a leading Australian newspaper headlined – “Bolt image tarnished as Jamaica stripped of gold”.

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Cheerleading now recognised as an Olympic sport – provisionally

Cheerleading, which received provisional recognition as an Olympic sport last week, is an increasingly international activity.

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Boot Russia out of international sport

“The Russian Olympic team corrupted the London Games on an unprecedented scale, the extent of which will probably never be fully established.”

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Russian doping an attack on sport: IOC on WADA McLaren Report

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday that a new report on state-sponsored doping in Russia had revealed “a fundamental attack on the integrity of the Olympic Games and on sport in general”.

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Usain Bolt won’t run 200m again, farewell season will be for the fans

The world’s fastest man is slowing down.

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Ten Beijing medallists stripped for doping

Ten more athletes, mostly weightlifters and wrestlers, have been stripped of the medals they won at the 2008 Beijing Olympics after failing doping tests in re-testing of samples, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday.

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Kim Brennan of the Australian women's single scull

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Australia's Mack Horton celebrates winning the gold

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Australia's Mack Horton celebrates winning the gold

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Kitty Chiller, head of the Australian Olympic delegation

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The Roar of the crowd

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Who should succeed John Coates in 2021 as AOC President?

In the lead up to the 2017 Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President election, John Coates indicated that this would be his last term.

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If Coates loses, Australia loses

By Brad Cooper Olympic swimming champion., 2 May 2017
If Coates loses, Australia loses

There is a major trophy on offer this Saturday, and it seems little to do with sport.

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Are the Commonwealth Games still relevant?

By Greg Blood, 16 Mar 2017
Are the Commonwealth Games still relevant?

The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games baton has just left London, with Australia hosting the event for the fifth time. But are the Games are still relevant in an increasing congested calendar?

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2016 year in review: Rio Olympics

By Connor Bennett, 28 Dec 2016
2016 year in review: Rio Olympics

The Olympics are always full of great and controversial moments. It’s a constant battle to be ready for the opening ceremony, then the Games begin and international tensions heat up.

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Notable Australian sports retirements of 2016

It’s tricky these days to determine when an athlete has retired – often they make comebacks or play in lower level competitions. For instance, cricketers like Shane Watson, Brad Hogg, and Brad Hodge have retired from first class cricket but still play in the Big Bash.

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Something must be done to halt the great decline of Australian sport

Over the past decade Australia has meandered into a state of sporting mediocrity without even realising it. Lacklustre results have been championed rather than called out and we appear to have not just accepted but embraced this malaise.

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Why the professionalisation of women’s sport in Australia could put Olympic performances under threat

There are many positive developments happening in women’s sport in Australia but some of these developments may have a negative impact on Australian performances at the Olympics.

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That’s a wrap: Australia at the Rio Paralympics

The Australian Paralympic Team has finished the Rio Paralympics in fifth place on the medal table with 81 medals; 22 gold, 30 silver 29 bronze. The Games was a fantastic showcase of the sporting abilities of Paralympians.

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Paralympians dominate – but who’s watching?

Australia had more gold medallists at this Paralympics than at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics combined.

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The Para-triathlon event has only just begun at the Rio Paralympics, with this event being held for the first time at the Paralympic Games.

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A sport-by-sport guide to the Paralympics, Part 2

With the Paralympics getting underway today, let’s finish running through the sports on offer in Rio.

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The Australian men’s wheelchair basketball captain, four-time Paralympic Games representative Brad Ness, has been announced as Australia’s flag bearer at the 2016 Rio Games.

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When one sport just isn’t enough: Australia’s code-hopping Paralympians

With the 2016 Rio Olympics done and dusted, all eyes are now on our Australian athletes competing at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, and it is now their time to shine.

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A sport-by-sport guide to the Paralympics, Part 1

With the Paralympics starting tomorrow, we’ll have a look at all of the sports at the Games, from the ones Australia have previously medalled in, the little-known ones, and the ones where our Aussies are heading in as favourites.

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Pools of green and medals of gold: An unreliable Rio memoir

“Skol, skol, skol, Yea-hay!, vamos Steven, vamos.”

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Australian Paralympic Team will be competing at the Rio Paralympics from 7 to 18 September. The Games go over 11 days and there are 528 medal events in 22 sports.

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Madeline Groves of Australia poses with her Silver medal

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Russia Olympic Games 2014

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Cate Campbell

The psychology behind Cate Campbell’s Olympic heartbreak

By Let the one king rule, 29 Aug 2016

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Australian swimmer Cate Campbell

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Andrew Bogut Australia Boomers Basketball Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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Daniel Beale Australia Hockey Kookaburras Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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Kitty Chiller, head of the Australian Olympic delegation

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Anna Meares Australia Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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