Australian Olympic Committee

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The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) is the National Olympic Committee in Australia for the Olympic Games movement. It is a non-profit organisation that selects teams, and raises funds to send Australian competitors to Olympic events organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Background

The Australian Olympic Committee is composed of 40 member organisations consisting of national governing bodies of each sport included on the Olympic program for the Summer Olympic Games and the Winter Olympic Games. Each state and territory in Australia has a State Olympic Council to promote Olympic values and raise funds for the Australian Olympic teams.

The AOC President in 2005 is John Coates, with Patron in Chief being the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Quentin Bryce AC, and Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, as Patron. Coates and AOC executive members Kevan Gosper and Phil Coles are also IOC members.

The AOC executive consists of John Coates (President), Ron G Harvey (Vice President), Peter Montgomery (Vice President), Craig Phillips (Secretary General), Lynne Beates, Helen M Brownlee, Ian Chesterman (Chef de Mission, 2006 Winter Olympic Team), J Douglas Donaghue, Nicholas Green, Michael V Wenden, Russell Withers, Tom King (Chair, Athlete's Commission) and Jacqui Cooper (Deputy Chair, Athlete's Commission).

An Athletes' Commission, made up of 8 elected summer Olympic athletes and 2 winter Olympic athletes, advises the AOC executive on all...
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