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Coates officially elected IOC Vice President

Coates officially elected IOC Vice President

11 September 2013

AOC: John Coates has officially been elected as a Vice President of the IOC and becomes only the second Australian to hold such a position.

Rio 2016 Preparations of Critical Concern: Coates

Rio 2016 Preparations of Critical Concern: Coates

11 September 2013

New IOC Vice President John Coates has voiced his serious concerns for the problems with infrastructure projects and venues for the next summer Olympics in Brazil.

Gosper awarded the Olympic Order

Gosper awarded the Olympic Order

11 September 2013

AOC: Australia’s most senior member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Kevan Gosper has been awarded the Olympic Order in silver.

Coates to be elected IOC Vice President unopposed

Coates to be elected IOC Vice President unopposed

10 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

2020 Buzz via Social Media

9 September 2013

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.

Australian reaction to Tokyo 2020 win

Australian reaction to Tokyo 2020 win

8 September 2013

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”.

Tokyo wins right to host 2020 Games

Tokyo wins right to host 2020 Games

8 September 2013

2020: The Olympic Games in 2020 are returning to Tokyo over half a century after they last hosted the Games in 1964.

Madrid eliminated in 1st round tiebreak

Madrid eliminated in 1st round tiebreak

8 September 2013

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.

Presentations conclude. Tense vote to follow

Presentations conclude. Tense vote to follow

7 September 2013

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

Race to host 2020 Olympics too close to call

Race to host 2020 Olympics too close to call

7 September 2013

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

Michael Rogers receives Athens bronze medal

Road to Rio: Athlete Journeys

Did you know?

Australia has hosted the Olympic Games twice – Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.