Australian Olympic Commitee: John Coates defeats Danni Roche to stay on as president

Victory comes with a big margin of 58 votes to 35, but Coates could still be under pressure to change the way the AOC is run

Australian Olympic commitee president John Coates has been re-elected for another term, surviving a challenge from newcomer Danni Roche and ending a bruising six-week election campaign.

Coates won the secret ballot by a significant margin, securing 58 votes to Roche’s 35. The vote was held at the AOC’s general meeting in Sydney on Saturday morning.

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