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AOC Congratulates Olympians to be Inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame

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Anna Meares of Australia applauds fans after competing in the Women's Team Sprint final for bronze on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Velodrome on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The AOC has congratulated six Olympians – Anna Meares (cycling), Jana Pittman (athletics), Mark Viduka (football), Jamie Dwyer (hockey), Steve Moneghetti (athletics) and Tom Hoad (water polo) following news they will be inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame (SAHOF).

AOC President John Coates says all six Olympians exemplify the Olympic spirit and ideals.

"They are exemplars not only of their individual sports but also of what sport has to offer. They join an elite group in the Sport Australia Hall of Fame. It is no small thing to be in that company and they deserve their places.

"I note that Olympians Steve Moneghetti and Tom Hoad, both great athletes in their own right, are being recognised for what they have achieved after their athletic careers, as sports administrators. They have given back in such a substantial way.

"Anna is an Olympic champion, Flag Bearer for our Team in Rio. Jana, a world champion and the first woman to compete at both a summer and winter Olympic Games and Jamie, a four time Olympian and gold medal winning captain of our national Team.

"I commend the Sport Australia Hall of Fame for recognising the unique contribution of each of these Olympians.

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