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.
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.
AOC: Australia’s most senior member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Kevan Gosper has been awarded the Olympic Order in silver.
AOC: John Coates will be elected International Olympic Committee Vice President unopposed after his rival; Sami Moudallah from Syria withdrew from the race.
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.
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: The Olympic Games in 2020 are returning to Tokyo over half a century after they last hosted the Games in 1964.
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: AOC President John Coates has declared the race to host the 2020 Olympic Games “as close as I can ever recall”.