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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”.

Three sports aiming for 2020 inclusion

Three sports aiming for 2020 inclusion

5 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.

Tokyo bid officials declare “no worries “over Fukushima

Tokyo bid officials declare “no worries “over Fukushima

5 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.

Rogge bows out satisfied his work is done

Rogge bows out satisfied his work is done

5 September 2013

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.

Who will host the 2020 Olympics? The other big election

Who will host the 2020 Olympics? The other big election

4 September 2013

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).

2nd Pole Vaulter joins AOC Athletes' Commission

2nd Pole Vaulter joins AOC Athletes' Commission

30 August 2013

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

Emma Moffatt's Road to Rio

Rio Olympic Village

Did you know?

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