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Madrid 2020 bid representatives with Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (3rd L) and Spain's Crown Prince Felipe (4th L) and Madrid Mayor Ana Botella (L) before their presentation to the IOC session on September 7, 2013 in Buenos Aires.

2020: Madrid has been eliminated in first-round voting to pick a host for the 2020 Olympic Games, leaving the IOC to choose between Tokyo and Istanbul.

All eyes on Buenos Aires for 2020

2020: All three cities have now presented. The voting will commence at 445am (AEST) with the winner expected to be known at 615am. Read about the three presentations below. Follow the Twitter updates @AUSOlympicTeam

AOC Vice President Peter Montgomery and AOC President John Coates in Buenos Aires ahead of the 125th IOC Session

2020: AOC President John Coates has declared the race to host the 2020 Olympic Games “as close as I can ever recall”.

Squash, softball/baseball (combined) and wrestling are all vying for a spot on the 2020 Olympic program. Only one sport will triumph when the IOC members cast their votes at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires in September, 2013.

2020: Like all the elections at the 125th International Olympic Committee Session in Buenos Aires this week, the race to be the new sport on the Olympic program at the 2020 Games is close, with IOC delegates having to choose between wrestling, squash or baseball/softball combined.

A Tokyo 2020 Press Conference to ease concerns about the Fukushima Nuclear Plant in Buenos Aires on 4 September, 2013.

2020: Japanese officials are in damage control as doubts over radiation levels caused by the Fukushima Nuclear Plant threaten to derail Tokyo’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games.

IOC president Jacques Rogge speaks to the press during a IOC press conference at the 125th IOC Session at the Hilton Hotel on September 4, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

IOC: Retiring IOC President Jacques Rogge has cited the progress made in the fight against doping as one of the highlights of his 12 years in the job.

Signs of Istanbul 2020, Tokyo 2020 and Madrid 2020 are pictured during the IOC 2020 Candidate Cities Briefing on July 3, 2013 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

2020: While Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott prepare for their political battle in Australia the other big election is happening this weekend in Argentina at the 125th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Alana Boyd of Australia reacts clears the bar in the Women's Pole Vault final on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 6, 2012 in London, England.

AOC: Pole Vaulter, Alana Boyd, has been appointed to the Australian Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission replacing cyclist Stuart O’Grady.

Deputy Chief Commisioner, Kitty Chiller talks at the Australian Olympic Committee Garden Party on August 1, 2012 in London, England.

AOC: Sydney Olympian, Kitty Chiller, has been appointed Chef de Mission of the Australian Olympic Team for the Rio Games in 2016.... the first woman to be awarded the honour.

(L-R) Cameron McEvoy, Eamon Sullivan, James Roberts, James Magnussen, Matt Targett and Tommaso D'Orsogna of Australia pose during an Australian swimming portrait session on Manly Beach on March 25, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.

SWIMMING: The AOC has now received the report by Senior Counsel, Mr Bret Walker, into the conduct of the swimming section of the Australian Olympic Team at the London Games.