27 Years On As Boss, Coates To Bring Change To AOC

John Coates was today re-elected as President of the Australian Olympic Committee after a controversial six-week election campaign.

Coates won 58 votes to challenger Danni Roche's 35.

Coates has pledged to formulate a succession plan so there may be a smooth transition after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. He has also promised to cede some authority to the AOC's CEO Matt Carroll.

Challenger Roche had promised to bring change to the organisation to increase transparency and reduce bloated operating costs, but it seems like Australia's Olympic sporting organisation's don't mind paying themselves good wages at the expense of the development of grass-roots sports.

Especially when it's the taxpayers footing the bill. For continually shit performances at the Olympics.