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    The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has welcomed the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) announcement of the Federal Government’s commitment to provide certainty of investment in Olympic, Commonwealth Games and Paralympic sports over the next two years.

    AOC CEO Matt Carroll says the announcement of an AIS commitment to invest the allocated $115 million for high performance through to the end of June 2022 will provide member sports with the certainty needed to support their athletes’ preparations for the Tokyo Games in 2021 and their planning for the Beijing Winter Games and Commonwealth Games in Birmingham 2022 and the Paris Olympics in 2024.

    “Our member sports sought no additional investment during these very difficult times, only the certainty of existing allocations so as to allow them to maintain their high performance programs.”

    “There is some discussion still to be had for Table Tennis, Softball and Baseball but there’s no question this is very good news for sports and their athletes’ preparation and qualification for the postponed Tokyo 2020 Games.

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