Australia Day honours


Congratulations to the members of the Commonwealth Games Australia family who received well deserved Australia Day honours.

Ten-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist Ian Thorpe (swimming) was awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for his service to youth and Indigenous education through charitable initiatives and to swimming.

Former Commonwealth Games team members Mark Casey (lawn bowls) Hilton Clarke (cycling) and Max Binnington (athletics) were honoured with a Member (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division for services to lawn bowls, cycling and athletics.

Gymnastics Australia CEO Kitty Chiller was honoured for her significant service to sport, particularly as a modern pentathlon competitor and administrator.

Peter Cohen AM, former president of Hockey Australia and Honorary Secretary General International Hockey Association received recognition for his significant services to hockey and the Jewish community of St Kilda.

Former Bowls Australia President Joseph Aarons was awarded an AM for services to lawn bowls and former President of Diving Australia and Commonwealth Games team coach Bruce Prance an OAM for services to diving.

Technical Director for Squash at the XVI Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur in 1998, Robert Finch received an AM for services to Squash.

And finally, popular Commonwealth Games team media liaison officer Ian Hanson was also awarded an OAM for services to the media and sport.

Commonwealth Games Australia congratulates them all for their service to sport in Australia.



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