John Coates remains the right candidate for the AOC's top job - The Roar

Next Saturday will be one of the most intense moments in Australian sport for a long time when the Australian Olympic Committee presidency will be up for grabs between incumbent John Coates and challenger Danni Roche. And if the lead-in is any criteria ...

Masterly defence of mate John Coates - The Australian

John Coates's fate will be decided on Saturday, when a vote is held to determine whether he should remain president of the Australian Olympic Committee. It has been quite the election campaign and the webs of politicking and spin swirling around the ...

Last Post, May 1 - The Australian

As a long-time member of the Australian Olympic Committee during the golden years, I am disgusted with the alleged back-stabbing, abuse and bullying which has brought the AOC into such disrepute (“Coates's iron grip on AOC starts to slip”, 29/4 ...

We're being left behind — it's time for a new captain - The Australian

As president of Swimming Australia, I announced last week that the board of Swimming Australia was unanimous in their support of Danni Roche in her bid to become the new president of the AOC. Danni Roche is a seasoned sports director, businesswoman ...

'Crazy' to dump John Coates from Olympic role: ex-SOCOG board member - The Australian

The International Olympic Committee was concerned by the bitter in-fighting within Australian sports administration and a “smear campaign” against Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates, says a former AOC secretary-general. Craig McLatchey ...

Why rush to change when John Coates is a proven winner? - The Australian

I'm at a loss to understand why there is a move against John Coates as president of the Australian Olympic Committee. I am an Olympian and care about the Olympics as a worldwide event of importance. There is nothing that Coates has done wrong.

Powerful women call end to Coates reign - The Australian

The Australian Olympic Committee cannot have good governance and independent decision-making until John Coates is removed as president, a group of leading women in business and sport has declared. Diane Smith-Gander, a former chairwoman of ...

Michael Pavitt: Sport on the back burner as AOC Presidential race heads into final week - Insidethegames.biz

While the British public's head continues to descend into its hands as they hear repeated utterances of the phrase "strong and stable leadership" heading towards the General Election on June 8, it is worth sparing a thought for those in Australia. In ...

Roche v 'toughest man in Australian sport' - Courier Mail

In 2008 a Supreme Court judge awarded Coates $360,000 in damages after a jury found Jones had implied on air that Coates ordered a cover-up after the Sally Robbins rowing fiasco at the Athens Olympics, bullied the crew and was a poor leader.

AOC presidential election: Danni Roche to review sponsorship if elected - Herald Sun

AN immediate review of the Australian Olympic Committee's contentious in-house sponsorship operation will become one of Danni Roche's first priorities if she rolls John Coates in Saturday's presidential election. The AOC has not put the lucrative ...

Roche pledges to help administrators achieve international roles if elected AOC President - Insidethegames.biz

Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) Presidential candidate Danielle Roche has pledged to support national administrators should she be elected on May 6. The Atlanta 1996 hockey gold medallist is challenging incumbent John Coates, who has held the ...

John Coates isn't Australia's only voice at the International Olympic Committee - ABC Online

"Forget the IOC, vote for the candidate that you believe will best serve sport in your country". That's the advice from one of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) most experienced members to Australia's summer and winter Olympic sports on the ...

Australia's Olympics-sized brawl: a tale of prestige, power and big money - The Guardian

A vote for the Australian Olympic Committee presidency this Wednesday could see John Coates being brought down. Photograph: Eugene Hoshiko/AP. Australia sport. Australia's Olympics-sized brawl: a tale of prestige, power and big money. Geoff Lemon.

AOC: What's the state of play? - ABC Local

With the upcoming election for the Australian Olympic Committee presidency looking like it will be fiercely contested, it's time to find out more about the little known organisation. The AOC rarely makes headlines outside of competition periods, but is ...

Rio incident that triggered AOC crisis - dailytelegraph.com.au

IT WAS the Australian Olympic team's most humiliating moment — the police detention of nine Australian athletes during the 2016 Rio Games for falsifying tickets — and now it can be revealed the incident also triggered the crisis tearing apart the ...

AOC election, bullying: Athletes say discrimination dates back decades - Herald Sun

REPORTS of discriminatory behaviour by Australian Olympic Committee officials towards athletes date back decades as a groundswell of disgruntlement threatens to topple John Coates at Saturday's presidential election. Under serious scrutiny for the ...

Olympic challenger Danni Roche backs whistleblower Fiona de Jong - The Age

Danni Roche, the woman vying for presidency of the Australian Olympic Committee, has publicly backed former CEO turned whistleblower Fiona de Jong, describing her as a competent and respected person in the sporting industry. Speaking on Joy 94.9 ...

Olympics were once our ego incarnate. Would regime change bring back the lustre? - The Sydney Morning Herald

The strongest argument for John Coates' re-election as Australian Olympic Committee president is that he is entrenched. The strongest argument against him is that he is entrenched. They are two sides of the same golden coin. Coates argues that if he ...

Coates played hardball to get best for Games, say organisers - The Australian

Former Sydney Olympic officials have strongly backed John Coates to remain as Australian Olympic Committee president. “I have seen first-hand Coates's unsurpassed enormous contribution to Australian sport — not just Olympic sport,” Sydney Olympic ...

AOC election loss 'will cost John Coates his IOC roles' - The Australian

John Coates would be stripped of his IOC membership and dumped from the many influential positions he holds in world sport if he is voted out as AOC president next Saturday, the International Olympic Committee has confirmed. However, Mr Coates could ...