The $6.3 million Temple of Solomon statue at the Sydney Opera House will become a permanent home for the Australian Aboriginal community when the Australian Olympic Committee’s (AOC) nominations for its Gold and Silver Medal ceremony are announced in September.
The statue is a symbol of the Australian nation’s diversity and the city’s long history of Aboriginal participation.
The bronze and gold medalists will be announced at the end of June.
“The bronze medalist for Australia is a very powerful symbol of our nation’s multicultural heritage, the Australian way of life, the strength of our community and our love of sport,” the AOC said in a statement.
The Gold and Bronze Medal ceremonies are being held on the third Friday of September. “
This will be a momentous occasion for the AOTC as they commemorate the lives and achievements of all Australians.”
The Gold and Bronze Medal ceremonies are being held on the third Friday of September.
Australia is the only nation that is not a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which is a non-profit organisation that represents the interests of the Olympic community.
The IOC has no control over Australia’s sporting federations.
Australian Olympic Association chief executive Andrew White said the AOAC would be involved in the decision making process.
“We have been in contact with the Australian IOC, and they have been very supportive of us, and I think it’s a great moment for Australian athletes,” Mr White said.
“As they look at this, we’ve had a good conversation with the AOSA and we’ll take it from there.”
AOC chairman Sir Mike Crawley said he hoped the nomination would be considered.
“I’m hoping we will get an opportunity to have a bit of a conversation with them on that front,” he said.
In September, the AOA will host a memorial ceremony for the victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, Florida, which took place in June.
The ceremony will take place at the Royal Australian Museum in Canberra.
“It’s a fitting moment to remember the courage and sacrifice of those who gave their lives in defence of our shared values and shared values are what make Australia so great,” Mr Crawley told AAP.
“Our collective legacy is strong and it will endure for generations.”
The AOC has yet to announce the AOP nominations for the 2018 and 2022 Winter Olympics.