Olympics – Coates backs Thorpe on call to ban medal targets

International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates has backed Ian Thorpe’s call for an end to medal targets at the Games to ease the pressure on athletes. The AOC has set, but not met, targets of top-five finishes in the medals table at the last three Summer Games, while individual sports have also […]

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