2020: AOC President John Coates has congratulated Tokyo on winning the right to host the 2020 Olympics saying “the IOC has put the Games back in safe hands”.
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.
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
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.
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: 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.
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).
AOC: Pole Vaulter, Alana Boyd, has been appointed to the Australian Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission replacing cyclist Stuart O’Grady.