THE OLYMPIC BLING
EMBATTLED Olympic boss John Coates yesterday married his glamorous girlfriend in a twilight ceremony at Woolwich.
Coates, 67, wed South American hair and make-up artist Orieta Pires,35, overlooking Sydney Harbour at Clarke Point Reserve before moving onto a reception at The Deckhouse.
It comes after a threeyear engagement for the couple, whose plans to wed were revealed in 2014 when she showed off a sparkler at an event at the Victoria Racing Club.
The 80 guests included Kevin Gosper, the former vice-president of the IOC, political commentator Graham Richardson and billionaire Lindsay Fox.
The marriage is Coates’ second and he has six adult children with previous wife Pauline Kahl.
John Coates and Orieta Pires marry in Woolwich yesterday. Picture: Damian Shaw