Source and entire item The Australian: Australian Olympics boss John Coates has been awarded $360,000 damages in his defamation case against broadcaster Alan Jones and Radio 2GB.
In December 2004, Jones made comments on the women's eight rowing
final at the Athens Olympics in which Australian rower Sally Robbins
stopped rowing before the finish line.

A jury found the broadcast conveyed defamatory meanings, which Justice
Michael Adams categorised as being in three categories - bullying,
cover-up and incompetence.

In the NSW Supreme Court today, he dismissed the "justification"
defence put forward by Jones and Harbour Radio Pty Ltd, which operates
Radio 2GB.

He calculated Mr Coates's damages at $360,000 and will rule on
interest and legal costs at a later date.

Neither the broadcaster nor Mr Coates were present in court today.