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Some of the highlights of 2013.

OLYMPIC: In years squashed between a Summer and Winter Olympics, you get a wonderful blend of inspiration. From the slopes of Austria to the Australian shores, you don't have to look far to see Australian athletes striving for excellence. Relive the #ASPIREtoSochi #ASPIREtoNanjing #RoadtoRio magic of 2013!

AOC President John Coates poses for a photo in front of the Sydney Opera House on October 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Coates last night was named Chairman of the 2020 Tokyo IOC Coordination Commission.

AOC: The President of the AOC John Coates believes performances by Australia’s Olympic athletes have “bottomed” and results will improve as we get closer to the 2016 Rio Games.

Australian Team members supporting the women's basketball team during the Beijing Olympic Games.

The AOC has made public the new restrictions on the consumption of alcohol for members of future Australian Olympic Teams including athletes and officials.

Tokyo's IOC Orientation

18 November 2013
A computer generated projection of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium.

TOKYO 2020: Two months after Tokyo winning the bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games, reality is beginning to set in for the Japanese capital.

AOC President John Coates and the Japanese Ambassador , Mr Yoshitaka Akimoto in Sydney on 17 October, 2013.

AOC: The Japanese Ambassador to Australia, Mr Yoshitaka Akimoto, has met with AOC President John Coates in Sydney to congratulate him on his appointment as Chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

AOC President and incoming IOC Vice President John Coates at the 125th International Olympic Committee Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina in September 2013.

Australia's IOC vice-president John Coates has been appointed chairman of the coordination commission for the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

Competitors line up for the start of the swim leg in the Womens Triathlon during day three of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival at the Sydney International Regatta Centre on January 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC: The Australian Olympic Committee has thrown its full support behind a nationwide search for future Olympic champions being conducted by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

The International Olympic Committee members gather in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the 125th IOC Session where the 2020 Olympic Games were awarded to Tokyo.

IOC: After awarding the 2020 Games to Tokyo and breathing new life into the ancient sport of wrestling, the 125th session of the International Olympic Committee has one challenge left... finding a replacement for President Jacques Rogge.

AOC President and incoming IOC Vice President John Coates at the 125th International Olympic Committee Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina in September 2013.

AOC: John Coates will be elected International Olympic Committee Vice President unopposed after his rival; Sami Moudallah from Syria withdrew from the race.

2020 Buzz via Social Media

9 September 2013
Residents of Olympic bid city Tokyo celebrate after the announcement of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games host city at Komazawa Olympic Park on September 8, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. Madrid was the first city to be eliminated, followed by Istanbul. Tokyo won the right to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in the final ballot.

2020: The eyes of the world were on Buenos Aires where the IOC met to vote on the host city of the 2020 Olympic Games. The host city's presentations were as electric as the stormy skies above the IOC Session, the roar of the Japanese when Jacques Rogge said "the winner is Tokyo" was thunderous, but the loudest buzz came on social media. See how the voting unfolded- powered by @AUSOlympicTeam.