AOC statement on photo shoot | Australian Olympic Committee

AOC statement on photo shoot

Author imageAOC07 May 2021
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The AOC acknowledges Liz Cambage's point with regard to this particular photo shoot. 

The athletes made available to Jockey could and should have better reflected the rich diversity of athletes who represent Australia at the Olympic Games. 

The AOC does however have a very proud history of celebrating and promoting diversity in all its forms. From Indigenous reconciliation, people of colour, gender equality and all forms of diversity, the AOC is rightly proud of its record. 

Tomorrow the Annual General Meeting will consider a change to the AOC Constitution which will ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island representation on our Athletes' Commission.  Next month we will launch our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan following lengthy consultation with our Indigenous Advisory Committee. 

Our Olympic Team for Tokyo, as it did in Rio, will consist of more women than men. 

We proudly defend our track record on diversity and there will be further photoshoots that reflect our broad diversity of athletes. 

With regard to this photoshoot, however, we acknowledge while proud of the athletes involved and proud of our association with Jockey, it should have better reflected the diversity of our Team.

The Olympic Charter commits us all to oppose any form of discrimination.

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