THE OLYMPIC BLING

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - The Everest -

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

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