12 September 2013 Tim Jurd | News | Bushy Boys  

John Coates was due to face Sami Moudallah in the ballot for vice-president of the International Olympic Committee, scheduled for Wednesday (AEST) but Moudallah withdrew his candidacy on Tuesday. Coates, 63, is the president of the Australian Olympic Committee who joined the IOC in 2001 after playing a key role in the bid and staging of the Sydney 2000 Olympics. A former rower, he has been involved in Australia's Olympic Games teams since Montreal in 1976. Coates is also the president of the Court of Arbritration for Sport (CAS).  

Born in Sydney, the son of a solicitor, John Coates was brought up in the Sydney suburb of Strathfield. He attended Homebush BHS. He was keen on sports at school, captaining a representative cricket XI. Later he took up rowing when the school introduced the sport in 1966, coxing the school's boats to victories over more experienced crews from established rowing schools at several regattas. John Coates embraced the traditions established by Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern olympics. John believed in participation and he found Homebush allowed him to strive for excellence in sport and also in his academic endeavours.

After leaving school he studied at the University of Sydney, and qualified as a solicitor. This legal background has enabled him to become one of the most successful sports administrators in the world.

All the best to John Coates, an old 'bushy boy'.

12 September 2013 Tim Jurd | News | Community  

As part of Back2School at Homebush 2UE's partner and sponsor IGA is offering a 10% discount voucher to shoppers at IGA Homebush.

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12 September 2013 Tim Jurd | News | Community  

2UE’s Dicko and Sarahare broadcasting their Breakfast Show live from Homebush Boys High School on Friday, September 13.

Thanks to our major sponsors Apprentice Power, Dicko and Sarah are visiting a different school in Sydney every month and this month it’s your turn!

Get ready Homebush Boys High because Dicko and Sarah will broadcast live 5.30am – 8.30am!

Get to the school early to enjoy a scrumptious BBQ Breakfast from IGA and Supa IGA.

Apprentice Powerwill be on site to answer any questions you or your parents might have about their services. You can also learn more about Apprentice Power here: www.apprenticepower.com.au

And if all that wasn’t enough, tell your parents they can win $954 cash on the day just for turning up! That’s right; any current Homebush Boys High School parents that attend the outside broadcast are eligible to win. Parents must attend, anytime from 5.30am, to fill an entry form and must be present at the time of the draw at approx. 8am to claim the prize. (NB: Only one entry per person).

It’s going to be a big morning with lots of activities and special guests… so support your local school this Friday, September 13 with Radio 2UE 954.